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how to make hachi twists

During my Blanket MKAL 2021 I’ll be using this element a few times. There are two ways of working it (I’ll explain both): with or without an auxiliary cable needle. Learning the second way will save you a lot of time and, once you… Continue Reading “HOW TO MAKE HACHI TWISTS”

HOW TO knit popcorn stitch | Big POPCORNS

HOW to knit popcorn stitch | big POPCORNS knitting tutorial

HOW TO knit big popcorns. Step-by-step photo tutorial to guide you over this technique, specially useful to make knitted pieces for babies and children.

HOW TO Make a Teapot Cosy (beginner friendly)

TEA COSY tutorial, how to make a teapot cosy, tea cosy, ohlalana

TEAPOT COSY tutorial. Beginner version included.

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…


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


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… Continue Reading “HOW TO: SLIP THE FIRST STITCH”

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… Continue Reading “HOW TO: Twisted Yarn Over – Increase without a hole”

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.


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… Continue Reading “HOW TO: YARN OVER (KNIT YARN OVER) – OhLaLana!”

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… Continue Reading “How to Knit back and forth on circular needles (Flat knitting on circular needles)”