How to knit the Aviator Hat

Know a little one that could use a new, warm hat? Here’s a step by step with pictures of how you knit one of the most popular baby hat designs on our site, the Baby Aviator Hat (DROPS Baby 14-16). You... (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 decrease stitches

If you want to shape your knitwear, for example for an armhole, neckline or waistline, you can do that with a simple decrease. When decreasing at markers or next to edge stitches you work as follows from... (Read more)

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How to increase stitches at the end of a row

If you want to shape your knitwear, maybe cast on new stitches at the end of a row for example for sleeves, you work as follows: Figure 1: Work the row and keep the needle with the stitches in your... (Read more)

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How to increase stitches

This is how you increase one stitch by picking up the thread between 2 stitches from the previous row. There will appear a small hole under the new stitch: Figure. 1: Work to where you want to make... (Read more)

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How to purl stitches

This is how you work purl stitches: Figure 1: Hold the needle with the stitches in your left hand. Place the yarn over the needle and your left index finger and keep the yarn in place in the palm of... (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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