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The Yarn Harlot demonstrates her "Irish Cottage" style of lever knitting, which is low-impact and mad fast.

The Yarn Harlot demonstrates her "Irish Cottage" style of lever knitting, which is low-impact and mad fast.

Frilled Cast - Needs a lot of extra yarn for casting on. Good match for Picot Bind Off

Make your cast on fancier with the frilled cast on

KNIT - Frilled Cast - Needs a lot of extra yarn for casting on. Good match for Picot Bind Off

Picking Up Stitches Before Ripping Back

How-To: Safely Rip Back Knitting Stitches

"Excellent site with dozens of #knitting stitches, their symbols and diagrams and text to explain how to do them. This is a great aid in chart reading! Please click on the Found On source rather than the picture to get to this informative page." #KnittingGuru:

Excellent site with dozens of knitting stitches, their symbols and diagrams and text to explain how to do them. This is a great aid in chart reading!

How to Purl the Easy Way--variation on holding yarn when Continental Knitting (yarn in left hand)

If you hate purling, this tip should help you. You may even find yourself preferring to purl your garter stitch, and reverse stockinette stitch in the round .

If you're a sock knitter, DO NOT miss this post on foot sizing, sock knitting and the results of Kate Atherley's survey from Sock Summit last year!

Knitting+Tips+Socks .If you're a sock knitter, DO NOT miss this post on foot sizing, sock knitting and the results of Kate Atherley's survey from Sock Summit last year!

Provisional Cast On Knitting Tutorial - (classiceliteyarns) - This is my favorite cast on technique.

My favorite method for a provisional cast on. Provisional Cast On Knitting Tutorial - (classiceliteyarns)

How to bind off without using any yarn! - Crochet Bind off - Yarn Harlot | #knitting #tutorial #article

Run out of yarn? Crochet cast-off on a knitted item. Uses no extra yarn! You just hook each stitch together with a crochet hook, and yes, it uses no additional yarn.

"Irish cottage knitting" vs "English" knitting. Women were encouraged to hold their knitting needles in a “proper” and “pretty” way to show that they were upper class — that is, to keep the palms of the hands down. This is a posture which ultimately slowed down our ability to knit fast. So, we have to go back and re-learn an old pre-industrial revolution style of knitting in order to regain speed and efficiency. Technique demonstrated by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee  sweetgeorgia blog

Knitting for Speed & Efficiency - SweetGeorgia Yarns. Interesting read and vids about knitting styles and speed.

Another pinner said: things my grandma never taught me: the proper way to weave in ends

The Proper Way To Weave In Yarn Tails. Knitting - Use a duplicate stitch on the wrong side to weave in yarn ends. The yarn end is nearly invisible on the right side of the work.

de Quervain's Disease...aka tendonitis of the thumb from overuse, knitting, etc.  (Important information for every knitter/crafter).

What Is de Quervain's Disease?

Symptoms & Treatment of de Quervain's Disease : aka tendonitis of the thumb from overuse, knitting, etc. important information for every knitter / crafter!

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