You can find descriptions of knitting techniques from the links on this page, or you can use the search box to search for articles.

Different knitters often use different words to describe the same thing. You will see this in the list below, where items often have an “also known as” entry. I have tried to be consistent in my use of terms within the articles in this section. Some of the terms I have chosen may not be in common use, so I have provided a list for these on the “Terminology” page.

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Preparing a project

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Tools and skills

Flat knitting

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Circular knitting

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Knitting needles

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Swatching in the round

Also known as: Swatching for circular knitting ...
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Reading patterns

Starting and ending

Casting on

Finger cast-ons

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Compound half-hitch cast-ons

Twisted knit half-hitch cast-on

Also known as: German twisted cast-on, Old Norwegian cast-on ...
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Wrapped cast-ons

Basic stranded cast-on

Also known as: Gauge swatch cast-on ...
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Knitted cast-ons

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Aids to casting-on

Casting off (Binding off)

Basic stranded cast-off

Also known as: Basic stranded bind-off ...
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Joinery cast-off

Also known as: three-needle bind-off ...
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Plain stitches

Knitting backwards

Also known as: Mirror knitting ...
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Decrease stitches

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Increase stitches

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Stitch patterns

Using colours

Striped colour work

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Stranded colour work

Catching floats in stranded knitting

Also known as: Trapping floats, Weaving-in floats, Avoiding long floats ...
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Decreases in colour work

Also known as: Colour work - ssk or k2tog? ...
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Holding yarn for stranded knitting

Also known as: Holding yarn for Fair Isle knitting, Holding yarn for colour knitting ...
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Stranded colour-work

Also known as: Fair Isle, stranded colorwork ...
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Vertical stripe ribbing

Also known as: Stranded Ribbing, Cartridge Rib, Corrugated Rib, Two-colour Basque ...
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Choice of colour

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Maths for knitters