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Knitting Tutorials

Video tutorials for various knitting tips and techniques from cast on and bind off to everything in between

Knitting Patterns

Knitting patterns for accessories using 1-2 skeins of yarn

Round Table Yarns

Hand-dyed yarn in tonal and semi-solids colors as well as self-striping sock yarn
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What Knitters Are Saying

Once again, I must add my thanks for your informative videos. Your additional tips re the basic explanation are great!  I especially like the “lifeline through the needle hole” tip, since I do use that type of needle — easier than the tapestry needle method.

Alice Shaw

about Using a Lifeline

Thanks for such a great video. These were all issues that I have when trying to knit in the round. I gave up and pulled it all out. Now, I know what to do. Thanks so much for sharing this and for such a wonderful explanation. This is a big help to me. So glad I found this. Much appreciated and happy knitting!

Dorothy Moore

about How to Knit Jogless Stripes in the Round

This was a very good tutorial. I know that I don’t use Raverly.com to its fullest. I would really like to see more videos on how to use ravelry. Love your videos. They are very clear and precise. Thanks!


about Using Ravelry Yarn Database to Find Pattern Suggestions

That was very clear and understandable!! Really great tutorial, Karen!!

Yarn This! Podcast

about Adding Beads Using a Crochet Hook

You have shown one of the best tutorials for a crocheted provisional cast on that I have ever seen — thank you! This cast on seems a bit laborious, but is probably worth the extra effort of pulling that yarn to the back for each stitch.

Alice Shaw

about Provisional Cast On tutorial

It makes so much sense explained this way. Thank you so much!

Cherry Purls Podcast

about How to Read Cable Symbols on a Chart tutorial

Knitting Patterns

Who Is KarenDawn Designs?

Karen D. Robinson

Karen D. Robinson

Karen started knitting in graduate school where she earned a PhD in medieval literature. Although no longer in academia, she uses her love and knowledge of those medieval stories as the inspiration for her patterns, and each pattern includes a summary of the story behind the name.