Learning how to knit a swatch is the best way to ensure your knitting gauge matches the pattern gauge, so that your project comes out the correct size and shape. Our free tutorial takes you step-by-step through the process of knitting a swatch.
A knitting chart is a graphical representation of knitting or knit fabric. Even if you prefer knitting from row-by-row directions, understanding how charts work will deepen your understanding of knitting.
If you knit socks, then learning how to darn a sock is a vital skill! Our free tutorial by Arounna Khounnoraj of Bookhou will teach you how to darn socks, sweaters, and any other knitwear that needs it.
Learn how to block a shawl will take your project to the next level. Our free tutorial takes you step-by-step through the blocking process, from soaking through to pinning out your knitted lace project.
A garter tab cast-on is frequently used for triangular shawls, and can be used for any shawl knit from the top-down, including crescent shawls and half pi shawls. Learn how to knit the garter tab cast-on with our step-by-step tutorial and video.
Read our guide to buying yarn online, which gives tips on budgeting for your yarn shopping, how to choose which yarn to buy for your project, and advice on how to get to know your beautiful yarn when it arrives.