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Expert Class.

Polish up your skills and become an expert with the tips and tricks you'll learn in this section of tutorials. Mastering all 18 sections will ensure that you'll be ready when you decide to write your first pattern, or customize a pattern you already own and love.

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Blocking Knits

Blocking knits is an essential step in the knitting process that offers several benefits. First, it helps to even out the stitches and give the finished piece a more polished look. Second, blocking can help to shape the garment or accessory, allowing it to drape and fit better on the body. Additionally, blocking can help to relax the fibers and remove any wrinkles or creases that may have formed during the knitting process. Overall, blocking knits is a simple yet effective technique that can greatly enhance the appearance and wearability of your finished knitting projects.

Magic Loop

The magic loop technique is a popular method for knitting small circumferences in the round, such as socks or hats. This technique involves using one long circular needle instead of double-pointed needles or multiple circular needles.

  • Saves Money: The magic loop technique can save knitters money by eliminating the need to purchase multiple sets of double-pointed needles or circular needles in different sizes.

  • Versatility: With the magic loop technique, knitters can easily adjust the length of the loop to accommodate different sizes of projects. This makes it a versatile technique that can be used for a wide range of projects.

  • Reduced Seam: Since the magic loop technique allows for knitting in a continuous loop, there is no need to seam the project together at the end. This can result in a more seamless and professional-looking finished product.

Overall, the magic loop technique is a valuable skill for knitters to learn, as it offers cost savings, versatility, and a seamless finish to their projects.

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Double Knitting

Pros of Double Knitting

  • Double Warmth: Double knitting creates a double layer of fabric, making it extra warm and cozy. This is especially beneficial for hats, scarves, and other winter accessories.

  • Reversible Design: With double knitting, you can create a design that is visible on both sides of the fabric. This allows for more versatility and creativity in your knitting projects.

  • Extra Durability: The double layer of fabric adds strength and durability to your knitted items. This makes them more resistant to wear and tear, ensuring that they will last longer.

These advantages make double knitting a popular technique among knitters who want to create warm, reversible, and long-lasting pieces.

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Fixing Mistakes

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How to Fix Knitting Mistakes

  • Tinking: Tinking is the process of undoing stitches one by one to correct mistakes. It involves carefully unraveling the work and re-knitting the stitches in the correct order.

  • Using a Lifeline: A lifeline is a piece of waste yarn that is threaded through a row of stitches. It acts as a safety net, allowing you to easily rip back to that row if you make a mistake.

  • Dropping Stitches: If you notice a dropped stitch, you can use a crochet hook or a knitting needle to pick up the dropped stitch and work it back up to the correct row.

  • Duplicate Stitch: For small errors, duplicate stitch can be used to cover up mistakes. This involves embroidering over the incorrect stitch with the correct one.

  • By using these techniques, you can fix knitting mistakes and continue working on your project with confidence.


    Brioche knitting is a unique and intricate technique that creates a beautifully textured and reversible fabric. It involves working with two colors of yarn and using a combination of knit and purl stitches to create a ribbed pattern. The result is a fabric that is not only visually appealing but also incredibly cozy and warm. Brioche knitting is known for its unique stitch definition and the way it creates a three-dimensional effect. This technique is perfect for creating luxurious garments such as scarves, shawls, and sweaters. While brioche knitting may require a bit more concentration and practice, the end result is well worth the effort.

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    Alternative Bind Off

    Several alternative bind-off techniques in knitting can add a unique finishing touch to your projects. One popular option is the stretchy bind-off, which is great for projects that need extra flexibility, such as cuffs or necklines. Another technique is the picot bind-off, which creates a decorative edge with small loops. This is perfect for adding a delicate touch to shawls or baby garments. Additionally, the tubular bind-off is ideal for projects that require a seamless and professional-looking edge, like socks or hats. These alternative bind-off techniques offer different advantages and can enhance the overall appearance and functionality of your knitted items.

    You've Reached the End, Congratulations!

    In the expert knitting class, we hope you had the opportunity to learn advanced techniques and skills in knitting. You have now learned various advanced stitches, such as cable and lace patterns, as well as techniques for shaping and finishing their projects. The classes also shared valuable tips and tricks for troubleshooting common knitting challenges. By the end of the class, we hope you feel more confident in your knitting abilities and have acquired new skills to take your projects to the next level.

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