There are some techniques in knitting that ‘geek you out’ the moment you discover them.
The first time I turned a sock heel was definitely one of those times. Thinking about it though, the thing that ‘gets’ me most is all the various ways that you can cast-on.
The first time I tried Judy’s Magic Cast-on was one of those ‘geek’ moments. The long-tail cast-on was an early favourite.
Today, I started a soft toy project for my long-suffering Eric (he has been waiting for it for a long time), and decided I would try the Turkish cast-on.
I did a quick Google search and came up with a couple of video tutorials to watch. It’s similar to Judy’s but to me, much easier. I found this You Tube tutorial extremely helpful and clear.
Several minutes later:
Yay! One toy base all ready to go!
That’s the great thing about knitting – there’s always something new to learn.
Another method that looks interesting is the Moebius, recently talked about by the lovely Evelyn.
I’m also thinking it’s about time I learned the tubular cast-on. Just watching Eunny Jang’s tutorial sent excited shivers down my spine! It gives a beautiful professionally finished look to hems and cuffs, with no visible cast-on. One of my pet hates is the look of the cast-on edge of my jumpers and hats, so this might be the thing that fixes it!
In the meantime, I’m adding the Turkish cast-on to my arsenal of favourite techniques.
Which techniques do you love and use all the time?