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How to rib stitch

I did a series of how-to knit videos with The Australian Women’s Weekly Books and here is my video tutorial for how to do the rib stich.

Ribbing is simply switching between alternating knit and purl stitches on the same row. Ribbing is often used to make things like collars, cuffs or the rim of a knitted beanie — ribbing makes your knitting a bit tighter and more elastic.

Happy knitting!

How to cable knit

I did a series of how-to knit videos with The Australian Women’s Weekly Books and here is my video tutorial for cable knitting.

Knitted cables look a lot more tricky than they actually are – cables are simply twists in your work that you make by briefly using a third needle.

I love using cables to embellish projects to make them look extra fancy/cool – a sweater, scarf, hat or mitts can look extra special just by adding in a few cables!

Happy knitting!

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Knitted Pee-wee’s Playhouse Project

***UPDATE: Pee-wee himself has posted about this project on his official Log!!!! *** In summer 2014 I had the silly idea to try and knit my own model version of Pee-wee’s Playhouse. A lot of people have asked me “Why are you doing this?” Honestly, I don’t know. I just liked the show a lot when I was little and really enjoy… Read more →

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Hello from Super Sloth

Many of you may have recently started following me here thanks to my Super Sloth giveaway – welcome! This competition closes 9 September 2015. We are looking forward to reading all your reasons why you love sloths so much. Choosing the top 10 is going to be very tricky! Just a reminder to anyone who has a private profile on Instagram… Read more →

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Knitted buildings on display in Worthing UK!

  As a part of a local “Post to the Coast” exhibition in Worthing, UK I knit these replicas of the Worthing Pavilion and Worthing Dome. The idea was to create a postcard that represented the city – this is my 3D interpretation of a card celebrating Worthing’s main landmark buildings! These are on display next to the Dome Cinema… Read more →

How to knit with multiple colours at once

I did a series of how-to knit videos with The Australian Women’s Weekly Books and here is my video tutorial for Fair Isle/Intarsia/strand knitting.

Strand knitting, Intarsia or Fair Isle knitting, is a technique that allows you to switch between two or more colours in the same row to create patterns in your knitted work. It may seem complex but with a bit of practice you’ll be knitting words and pictures in no time!

Once you really master this technique you can try out my Free David Bowie knitting pattern grid!

Happy knitting!

KIDS CAN CREATE: How to make a ball of wool

This is a video series designed to help children learn how to knit! People often think knitting is hard – but it really is not. Once you get the hang of it, it is a simple and wonderful skill that allows you to create almost anything you can imagine with a simple piece of string!

This video is best suited to children 3-10 years old.

In this video, Marshall, 4 and Willow, 8, learn how to make a small ball of wool by wrapping the wool around their fingers loosely, pinching it off, then continuing to wrap the wool changing the angle slightly every 10-20 times to create a small ball.

Making a ball of wool is useful when:

  • You are making a pompom – your wool will need to fit through a small hole in the pompom maker so you need a small ball
  • You want to knit on the go and your ball of wool is too big
  • Your ball of wool is a mess and you need to tidy it up
  • You are bored and would like to make balls of wool

If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas let me know in the comments below!

#icancreate

Karla x

If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas let me know in the comments below!

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Knitted toy sloth and lion patterns available in “Cute Knitted Toys

Happy Knitting!

#icancreate

xo Karla

PS Check out my book Little Land of Knitting for some great knitting patterns for kids to try

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Cute quick and easy knitted bunny ears

Super cute (and easy!) knitted bunny ears pattern

If you haven’t started your Easter knitting, here is a cute and quick knitting pattern for bunny ears you’ll easily have done in time for your egg hunt. This is a great knitting pattern for beginners and children to try. The trickiest part is probably sewing all the bits together. A young knitter could easily knit the headband alone. You’ll note… Read more →

KIDS CAN CREATE: What is wool? Featuring Marshall, 4 yrs

This is a video series designed to help children learn how to knit! People often think knitting is hard – but it really is not. Once you get the hang of it, it is a simple and wonderful skill that allows you to create almost anything you can imagine with a simple piece of string!

This video is best suited to children 3-6 years old.

In this video, Marshall, 4, helps explain what wool is, what wool feels and looks like and some fun things we can do with wool.

Understanding what wool is and the basic way to handle wool – such as identifying things around the house that are knit from wool, making loops with wool, or weaving wool through holes – is a very important step to understanding knitting, especially for little ones.

This video suggests some simple activities – to do these you will need any kind of string, cardboard, and something you can poke holes the size of your pinky finger with.

If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas let me know in the comments below!

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Happy Knitting!

#icancreate

xo Karla

CREDITS
Music: Bored With Four “Hey Bird” and The Insider “A Difficult Subject” (Intro), Silent Partner “Standing Here”