Name that Needle: Types of Knitting Needles and Their Uses

Think back to when you first started knitting. At some point, you likely visited a yarn shop in search of the “right” pair of needles. Maybe you sought advice from the salesperson (or the internet) about whether knitting “in the round” produced better results than straight needles? The options can …

How to Do a Knit Encroachment (k enc)

The Knit Encroachment is a short row technique and just like the purl encroachment, it can be seen being used on sock heels or any other knitted objects that forms a “knob” shape such as snouts on stuffed animals and shoulders on a knitted tops. Knit encroachments are typically used …

How To Knit The Lateral Braid

Also known as the Vikkel Braid or Estonian Braid, the Lateral Braid is a special knit stitch that is not like most other knit stitches. This stitch creates a braid that runs laterally or horizontally across the work. Because of the complexity of the techniques, this stitch is rated Experienced. …