Best Knitting Tips

Friends of Sheep & Shawl,  here are some of my favorite websites for knitting tips (and other) tutorials. Please check them out.

VeryPink  –  Many videos of techniques and project-based tutorials

KnitFreedom  – How to knit, increases, decreases, 30+ excellent free videos – my favorite calm voice with close-up video.  Here’s one for binding off circular knitting with a smooth last stitch.

Tin Can Knits  – Beginner knitting, lace, intarsia, cables, over 70 different topics, and a lengthy glossary

Modern Daily Knitting (MDK) – Short rows, all things socks, nearly 200 different topics, as well as inspiration. And a new youtube site (and phone app and book) called “Skill Set: Beginning Knitting.”

Churchmouse Yarns  – Cast ons, bind offs, Kitchener stitch, measuring

Purl Soho – From basics to decorative stitches and finishing techniques



Slow motion cable cast on for starting a project from VeryPink Knits

Cable cast on when you need to add stitches in the middle of knitting (such as at the underarrm when picking up stitches for a sleeve, or when picking up stitches for a mitten thumb)

Long tail cast on, as sling-shot method and thumb method:

Long tail cast on method without needing to estimate tail length!!:

Special Moebius Cast on – Cat Bordhi Intro to Moebius Knitting – cast on and first rounds


Here’s one from Knit Freedom for binding off circular knitting with a smooth last stitch.

How to neaten the last bind-off stitch in flat knitting from Patty Lyons:


Tips for working in stranded colorwork knitting from Andrea Rangel:



Memorize the Kitchener Stitch by Lorilee Beltman (thanks to MDK for the link!)