HOW TO knit popcorn stitch

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.


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 photos and writing a post 😀  The idea behind my adviseContinue reading “HOW TO: SLIP THE FIRST STITCH”

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 this case, you need to knit your YO through its backContinue 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.


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 knitting, ofter paired with decreases as ssk and k2tog. When youContinue reading “HOW TO: YARN OVER (KNIT YARN OVER) – OhLaLana!”

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 circular needle with a long cable!! Of course, you will notContinue reading “How to Knit back and forth on circular needles (Flat knitting on circular needles)”