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Bind Off - Crocheted star
Bind off using a crochet hook to get an elastic yet trim bind off.

Common Decreases for the Newcomer star
Newcomers need to practice decreasing to be able to follow patterns with shaped knitting. Here are some of the most common decreases

Common Increases for the Newcomer star
Newcomers need to learn how to increase. Here are some of the most common ways to do this!

Common Knitting Abbreviations star
Knitting is like any other field or hobby it has it’s own language. Once you learn this language you will be able to read patterns and knitting instructions without any trouble, but you do have to know some abbreviations and chart notations first.

How to make a Purl Stitch star
Learn how to make a purl stitch.

Learn to Knit Sites star
External sites to supplement learning.

Reasons to Swatch star
We’ve all been told to make a gauge swatch before beginning a project. Here’s why, along with a few other good reasons to swatch.

Selecting a Pattern for Your First Knit Sweater star
The first sweater is a milestone, but choose the pattern carefully if you want to actually wear the finished piece! Here are some considerations.

Swatches and Gauge star
Do you want your knitting to fit? Then you need to understand what gauge is, and how to swatch for it.

The Kitchener Stitch star
It only seems difficult! Once you understand how the Kitchener stitch works, you'll be knitting socks from the top down with no problem!

Tutorials star
If you need help for a problem not covered here at BellaOnline, here are some sites that will help.

Types of Knitting B to F star
There are many types of knitting a few are defined here.

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