How to knit a dog sweater

Dogs can also feel chilly when the weather is cold, so why not knit a snuggly sweater with cables for your best friend? In this step-by-step lesson we’ll show you how to knit the The Lookout doggy sweater,... (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 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 work a sweater top down

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

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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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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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Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

A number of DROPS patterns are worked on circular needles. This technique is very popular in many countries in Northern Europe, the UK and the US and is a method with many advantages; you avoid seems and... (Read more)

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How to pick up a dropped stitch several rows down

If you drop a stitch when knitting stockinette stitch and the stitch has dropped several rows down. Do not be despair, we`ll show you how to easily pick it up again to continue knitting as before. Fig.... (Read more)

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