Knitting Foundations

Hats, Hats, and More Hats Class – Week 1


Well, we are all working on the Side Slip Cloche from the book Boutique Knits! It’s chock-full of new knitting techniques and at the end you will all have a gorgeous hat to wear!

Seen here  Ravelry: Side slip cloche pattern by Laura Irwin Again, have fun looking at the variety of fibers people have knit this hat pattern up in.

This week we are knitting the large ruffle and the small ruffle. You can stop there (but please knit on if it suits you!) and in week 2 of class you will join the ruffles together with a SET UP that is similar to a 3 needle bind-off. See below for video demonstrating this technique.

YouTube – Three Needle Bind Off

A general question about how to bind-off came up in class – here is a video to demonstrate this technique, and I will follow-up in class with this as well –  YouTube – HOW TO KNIT: BINDING OFF KNIT VIDEO

Below you will find the YouTube videos to support the knitting techniques we covered in class Week 1:

The Slip Knot – YouTube – Knitting Help – Slip Knot

Long Tail Cast-on – YouTube – Knitting – Long-Tail Cast-on

The knit stitch – YouTube – HOW TO KNIT: THE KNIT STITCH VIDEO


Knit two together (K2 tog) decrease, YouTube – How to Knit Decreases – Knit 2 Together – K2tog

The Stockinette Stitch – YouTube – STOCKINETTE STITCH

For a preview of techniques that we will be covering for this hat design in the next couple of weeks, see below; but no worries if you don’t get to these.

Picking up stitches – YouTube – Knitting Instructional Video – How to Pick Up Stitches On the Edge

Knitting on Double Pointed Needles – YouTube – KNITTING ON DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES VIDEO

M1 (make 1) slanting to the left video – YouTube – Make One Left

Slip, slip, knit decrease (SSK), YouTube – How to Knit Decreases – SSK aka slip slip knit decrease

Happy knitting, Jessica


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