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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

Thanks for the video; I cannot wait to add beads now :)

Elizabeth Allen

about Adding Beads Using a Crochet Hook

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

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

Very well explained. You covered many tips that are quite useful! These lifelines are definitely “Life Savers”. Thanks for the tips.

Judidootoo

about Using a Lifeline

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

Thank you so much for this video! I didn’t know how to add a project to Ravelry and quite frankly avoided checking it out on my own. Your video took away all my fear!!

Karen Benjamin

about How to Add a Project to Your Project Page on Ravelry

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.