Knit A Bit

Complete Idiot's Guide To Knitting & Crocheting

Knitting Wisdom

Whether you are a new knitter or have been clicking your needles for awhile, these helpful knitting articles will enhance your skills...from knitting with different yarns to help adjusting patterns.

Adjusting Knitting Sweater Patterns
Don't be afraid to make simple adjustments to patterns for a better fit.

Gauge Is Important
How to correctly knit and measure a gauge swatch and why it's important.

Increasing Evenly
Patterns often tell you to increase a specific number of stitches evenly but they don't tell you how to accomplish that. Here's how to do it.

Pick Up The Correct Number Of Stitches
Avoid flaring or puckering by picking up the correct number of stitches instead of the number the pattern directs.

The Right Stitch Pattern For The Project
When choosing a stitch pattern for your next knitting project whether it be a scarf, afghan, or sweater, take these factors into account.

The Right Yarn For The Project
Choosing the right yarn for a project can mean the difference between success and failure.

Substituting Yarn
Substituting a different yarn isn't as tricky as you might think. Learn what to look for and what to avoid.

My book, The Complete Idiot's Guide To Knitting And Crocheting (3rd edition), is a comprehensive resource. You'll learn all the basics and then add additional skills that will take you well beyond the beginning stages.