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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

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

Excellent tutorial!!! I appreciate your taking time to make this tutorial. It was very clear and well done. The best one that I have seen regarding Ravelry. Thanks!


about How to Add a Project to Your Projects Page

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

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

Elizabeth Allen

about Adding Beads Using a Crochet Hook

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


about Using a Lifeline

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

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.