Knit Tutorials — General Techniques

Knitting garments is an investment of time and money, and Cocoknits wants to help you make something you love. No one likes feeling the need to hide a wonky neckline or gaping hole from a short row wrap & turn. Here we share our favorite tips and techniques for tackling knitting challenges.

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How to Knit a Cable Increase

Intarsia Pt. 2: Working in Ends While Knitting

Intarsia Pt. 1: How To & Managing Yarn

How to Work an I-Cord Cast On

How to Fix Dropped Stitches Part V: Edge Stitches

How to Fix Dropped Stitches Part IV: Multiple Dropped Stitches in Pattern Stitch

IT’S THE MOST AMAZING TECHNIQUE – EVEN A NOVICE LIKE MYSELF IS LEARNING HOW TO KNIT A SWEATER USING THE COCOKNITS WORKSHEET – I’M MAKING MY FIRST “YOKE”!

— Katie K  

In the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, Julie explains the Cocoknits Method and how to use the Cocoknits Worksheet.

Cocoknits Sweater Worksheet

How to Fix Dropped Stitches Part III: Garter Stitch (and Patterned Stitches)

How to Fix Dropped Stitches Part II: Stockinette Stitch after Binding Off

How to Fix Dropped Stitches Part I: Stockinette Stitch

How to Wet Block

How to Join a Vertical to Horizontal Seam

How to Backwards Loop Cast-On

How to Work in Ends with Duplicate Stitch

How to False Graft (horizontal seam for underarm)

How to Long Tail Cast On (traditional)

How (& Why) to Work Bust Darts

How to Provisional Cast On with Judy’s Magic CO

How to Block Your Knitting

I LOVE THIS AND THE FACT THAT YOU CAN KNIT RIGHT OFF IF IT.

— Meredith T  

The Leather Cord & Needle kit is an elegant way to hold your stitches as you work parts of your project.

Stitch Holder Kit

How to Increase Stitches on a Patterned Sleeve (Bottom-Up Garment)

How to Join in the Round without Twisting

How to Get Circular Gauge

How to Kitchener Stitch

How to Knit Two Together (K2Tog)

How to Slip Slip Knit (SSK) More Neatly

How to Substitute Yarn in a Cocoknits Sweater

How to Translate Knitting Patterns

Knitting Glossary

Knitting terms can sometimes look like alphabet soup. Use our friendly glossary of terms for definintions and links to helpful videos.