How to make the Court Jester slippers

Warm slippers on cold days are a must, plus they are also a wonderful present to give to others. So why not follow this lesson to learn how to knit the Court Jester slippers (DROPS 109-57), a simple,... (Read more)

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How to crochet a shopping bag

Crochet bags are all the rage this season! Never crocheted one before? Do not worry! Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the bag Pacific Blues (DROPS 199-15), so you can easily get to work... (Read more)

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How to work a jumper top down

Several of our jumpers are worked top-down, and this is primarily because it provides more flexibility in terms of adjusting the jumper to personal measurements or preferences. It is easier to adjust the... (Read more)

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How to read crochet diagrams

A crochet diagram consists of symbols, 1 symbol = 1 stitch (or a group of stitches) - the symbol definition explains what kind of stitch it is/how it is worked. The diagram shows all stitches seen from... (Read more)

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How to read knitting diagrams

A knitting diagram consists of squares. 1 square = 1 stitch - the symbol definition provide information on how the stitch is worked. The diagram shows all stitches seen from the right side (unless otherwise... (Read more)

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English rib – an overview

English rib (sometimes referred to as Brioche) is a knitting technique where you occasionally use double stitches to achieve a clear and visible striped pattern in your work – similar to a rib edge.... (Read more)

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How to center a diagram

The middle of the chart is placed like this (the stitch with arrow) in the middle of the front/back piece or mid sleeve. It says in the pattern that you need to continue working the front piece according... (Read more)

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Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

You can inc/dec on every 3rd and 4th row/round/cm alternately to get a smooth inc/dec in f.ex a raglan, in a V-neck or if you would like to shape your work, we sometimes write: Increase or decrease 1... (Read more)

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How to increase/decrease evenly!

How to calculate where to inc/dec when pattern says "inc/dec evenly" - You can use this lesson's tips both in knitting and crocheting: Increase evenly: The pattern tells you to increase a number of... (Read more)

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How to measure your tension/gauge

It`s important to check your tension/gauge: Make sure that the measurements on your project will be according to the pattern. Always make a little knitting swatch. If it says in the pattern that... (Read more)

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