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 can I get help with a DROPS pattern?

Each individual pattern contains a “Comments” section where you can post questions, get answers in your own language and also read what other knitters have commented on the pattern. If there have been... (Read more)

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How to cast off from the right side

Casting off stitches from the right side while knitting stockingnett stitch. For example for armholes, necklines and shoulders. It`s important that the cast off edge is not to loose or too tight. You... (Read more)

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How to cast off from the wrong side

Casting off stitches from the wrong side of work while purling. When you no longer need these stitches for example when making armholes, necklines and shoulders. It`s important that the cast off edge... (Read more)

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How to cast on

There are several ways of casting on. We have chosen to show you the most common way that results in a firm yet stretchy edge. It’s important that the casting on is not too tight. Do you feel that... (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 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 knit the Sky High, basic baby hat

You can never have too many cute baby hats. This step-by-step lesson will assist you in working a simple baby hat with rib and earflaps, like the one shown in pattern DROPS Baby 20-9. Click here to see... (Read more)

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How to knitt stitches

Let’s get knitting! This is how you work knit stitches: Figure 1: Hold the needle with the stitches in your left hand. Place the working yarn round your left index finger and keep the strand in place... (Read more)

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How to make a chain ring with a slip stitch

When you have learned to make a chain-row (ch-row) you sometimes need to form a ring according. This you can do with a slip stitch (sl-st). Look here! Figure 1: Make the number of chain stitches stated... (Read more)

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