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Category: How to

HOW TO: Assemble a blanket of knitted blocks

knitting blanket assembly ohlalana

There are several methods to assemble knitting blocks to make a blanket. I show you here the ones that I use the most. Before choosing the method however…

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Blocking

Blocking techniques for knitting and crochet projects, explained step by step.

HOW TO: SLIP THE FIRST STITCH

When knitting something flat in any of my patterns, I always advise to slip the first stitch without knitting it. I was recently asked how to do it. What a good question from someone who’s just starting to knit!!! So here I am, taking…

HOW TO: Yarn Over (PURL Yarn Over)

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HOW TO: Twisted Yarn Over – Increase without a hole

how to Twisted Yarn Over Increase without a hole

In my TRAFUL Easy Vest**, I use Twisted Yarn Over increases to shape the armholes on the back. If you’re not sure to know what a Yarn Over is, please visit the post about it here. Twisted Yarn Over: Increase without a hole In…

HOW TO: Knitted Yarn Over – Creating a hole

You can knit the yarn over through its front loop (or front leg) with the purpose of creating a hole.  Let’s see how. 1) Knit until you reach the YO made on the previous row.

HOW TO: YARN OVER (KNIT YARN OVER) – OhLaLana!

Yarn over YO tutorial

A YARN OVER (YO) is the simplest method to make an increase. It consists simply of interposing your thread (yarn over) between two consecutive stitches, and working into it on the next row, creating a new stitch. YO is also widely used in lace…

How to Knit back and forth on circular needles (Flat knitting on circular needles)

How to Knit back and forth on circular needles (Flat knitting on circular needles)

When you want to knit something very wide (let’s say, a crib size blanket, or a big adult poncho) there is simply no way to accommodate all your stitches in a straight needle. There is nothing more useful in these cases than using a…

HOW TO: INTARSIA – BUNNY BABY BLANKET PATTERN

Hi there! I have a NEW blanket knitting pattern cute as a bunny 🙂 With a pompom tail, because any knitting baby project looks lovely with a pompom, right? You can find it in my Etsy shop and in my Ravelry Store. Is an…