Below are links to videos and instructions worthy of a Master Knitter. Any technique listed here, has been carefully examined to make sure it demonstrates proper techniques. These illustrate some of Donna Estin Designs' favorite techniques. Thank you to each knitter for taking the time to make these tutorial videos and for sharing your expertise! Knitting is all about sharing the love.
This is an excellent cast on for the tops of socks, where you want a stretchy opening but with a nice looking edge as well. Thanks Joan!
An excellent guide to blocking, especially stockinette pieces or lace, to keep pieces as perfect as possible. Thanks Leslie!
Great way to add buttons without integrated buttonholes, or to reinforce lace holes by using the buttonhole stitch. Thank you Berroco!
Keep all of your stitches on the needle & end up with a fabulous edge in the end. Thank you Sockmatician!
A quick way to cast on with scrap yarn that will be discarded, leaving live stitches. Thank you Magda Makes!
More invisible than the standard wrap and turn method, this yarn over method of working short rows provides a more polished look. Thanks Just Jussi.com!
"I don't want you to pay attention to any directions at all...." This is just a fun clip if you're in the mood to visit with the great Elizabeth Zimmerman. Thanks Jenn Zeyen for sharing!
When you need a buttonhole that is neat, tidy and provides strong edges on each side of the buttonhole, this it it! This is the one used to make the doggie bag opening in the Fido Mitts.
Ribbed Cast On is ideal when you're adding a buttonhole within a k1p1 ribbing and using a one-row buttonhole. Thanks Pepperly!
Now that you LOVE German short rows, here's an important video on where to work the GSR when your pattern calls for a standard wrap & turn. Thanks Mimi Kezer!
Here is an alternative to using double pointed needles that is great for doing small circular projects like socks. Thanks Staci Perry!
Superwash yarns tend to grow after they're placed in water. Here's how to make sure your superwash wool garment fits!