Useful knitting tips.. Part 1

I always slip the first stitch of every K or P row. It makes a cleaner salvage.

RIBBING – I always knit the first row then change to the ribbing pattern.

T (both right and left side of a sweater) that correspond, it is advisable, if possible, to work them at the same time on the same needles, using 2 balls of yarn. That way they will be the same and there’s no counting of rows necessary.


It is very simple. You must use 2 double pointed needles.

Cast on 3 stitches. TIP: More if you want a thicker cord..
Knit the stitches.
Do not turn the work, but push the stitches to the other end of the dp needle.
Knit the stitches, pulling the yarn from the last stitch in back to the new beginning in front. TIP: Make sure you pull the first stitch tight.
Repeat till the cord is the length you want it.
With a large eyed needle pull the yarn through all the stitches and cut.
Using the yarn from the beginning and end to attach the cord.
Weave in the yarn from both ends.

Bobble Stitch:
(MB = make bobble: k into front, back, front, back of next st [making 4 st inc]. Turn work, p4 [sts just made]. Turn work, k4. Turn work, p2 tog twice. Turn, k2 tog)
Rows 1 & 5: (RS) knit
Rows 2,4 & 6: purl
Row 3: *k4, MB *, rep bet *, end with K5 (do not make a bobble in the edge stitch)
Repeat these 6 rows for pattern.

This is exactly what i do – so nice to see others doing the same thing.

Happy Knitting!!

About dianelouw

I am a Christian stay at home mom. I may not be perfect, BUT Jesus thinks I'm to die for!!! Shy believe it or not. But once i get to know you - passop! Love to laugh and to mix with people and help people. Some would say - that sometimes its to my detriment. Love spending time with my parents and family. Very inquisitive and have lots of questions regarding the Lord which i constantly ask for help. I love reading, gardening, studying the Word of God, etc. Have discovered Kindle and i got a wish list for a Kindle by my husband lol. Have downloaded some very good classics and others from free. Sites that i belong to: look for Diane D Some favorite Quotes: Love me for me and not for what you want me to be... Deuteronomy 4:7 "No other nation, no matter how great, has a god who is so near when they need Him as the Lord our God is to us. He answers us whenever we call for help." Phillippians 4:13 - I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice
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2 Responses to Useful knitting tips.. Part 1

  1. Naomi says:

    Thanks Diane, tomorrow it will be me and the I cords!

  2. dianelouw says:

    Remember with icords – you never turn the needle around – you knit from one end then move it to the other end of the same needle and knit. nes n mondfluitjie

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