Improve Your Knitting: 30 Days to Better Knitting

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Welcome to 30 Days to Better Knitting!

There’s some phrases I hear very often when chatting with fellow knitters. One of the most prominent is “I really think this is to difficult for me”.

“This” refers to lots of different knitting techniques, depending on whom you are asking: short rows, color work, cables, you name it.

Frequently Asked Questions About Knitting Techniques

After having answered the very same questions about a hundred times (some even more), I think it’s time to create a blog series about knitting techniques which provides answers to the most frequent questions about knitting techniques: 31 Days To Better Knitting.

The series started on November 1st, 2015 and covers one knitting technique a day.

Improve Your Knitting Skills: 30 Days to Better Knitting on

The List of Topics: Table of Contents

  1. So You Are Sick of Knitting Scarves? Leaving Your Knitting Comfort Zone (this post)
  2. Cast On Methods
  3. Binding Off
  4. Oh That Gauge: The Mathematics of Knitting
  5. Charts And Knitting Symbols
  6. Knotty vs. Clean Selvage Stitch Edges
  7. Working in Rows: Knit and Purl Gauge
  8. Cabling Without a Cable Needle
  9. Knitting Lace (I): Increases and decreases – when to use which one?
  10. Knitting Lace (II): Reading Charts
  11. Knitting Lace (III): Which Row am I? Reading Your Knitting
  12. Short Rows
  13. Are You On a Yarn Diet?
  14. More Time for Knitting
  15. Sock Heels: When to Use Which One?
  16. Stitch Patterns
  17. Edgings (I): The Basics
  18. Edgings (II): Knitting Around The Corner
  19. Finishing (I): Seams – Kitchener & Mattress Stitch
  20. Finishing (II): Weaving in Your Ends
  21. Finishing (III): Blocking
  22. Buttonholes (Mar 24)
  23. Color (I): Even Tension in Fair Isle Knitting (Mar 25)
  24. Color (II): Steeking (Mar 26)
  25. Metal vs. Bamboo vs. Carbon Knitting Needles (Mar 27)
  26. The Knitter’s Survival Kit: Needle Cases & Notion Boxes (Mar 28)
  27. Attached I-Cords (Mar 29)
  28. Braids (Mar 30)
  29. Knitting Blogs (Mar 31)
  30. Knitting on YouTube & Social Networks for Knitters (Apr 1)

So You Are Tired of Knitting Garter Stitch Scarves?

There’s nothing wrong with knitting garter stitch scarves. Nothing at all. but do you really want to be stuck in knitting those over and over again? I guess not. It’s time for something new: improve your knitting skills!

Leaving your knitting comfort zone might sound a bit scary at the beginning but it’s really worth it. You’ll be mastering more difficult knitting techniques in no time, promise! Knitting is not rocket science.

Tomorrow we start our journey towards 30 Days to Better Knitting with a post on cast on methods. Stay tuned!

Yours truly,

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  1. Macaron says:

    Hello Julia,

    This is such a great idea ! Thank you so much for sharing, and though I already left my confort zone for some of the posts you intend to deliver, it will be interesting to check if I can learn new things.
    Have a nice day.

  2. Brenda says:

    Hello Julia
    Great tips! There is so much to learn about knitting is contagious. Thank you do this series!

  3. Tatyana says:

    hi Julia! many thanks for replenishment of poy experience in knitting, unfortunately often I forget to glance on mail, thanks, I generally knit socks, and all these lessons very much will be useful, thanks!

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