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Learn to Nalbind a Hat
Nalbinding is a single needle technique that pre-dates knitting. It was what the Vikings used for mittens, hats, socks, etc. And the Egyptians used it as well as parts of Europe up to the middle ages. I've put together a comprehensive tutorial to help you get started. The Tutorial, which includes videos, pictures and text, as well as a hat pattern, is housed in a blog.
I call the blog "Nalbind like a Viking". Below are pictures of a headband, a hat, and mittens I nalbinded (nalbound?)!
Separating tog from thel in an Icelandic fleece
It's easy and gives you one fiber that is soft and crimpy and great for "next to the skin" projects and another fiber that is great for spinning a yarn with great stitch definition and durability. And both fibers are great for felting!
Long Tail Cast On Tips n' Tricks
Short Row Shaping
Side Seams in Stockinette Stitch
Side Seams in Garter Stitch
Picking up a dropped stitch
Stitch Gauge: why it's important and how to read in stockinette stitch
Reading stitch gauge in garter stitch, over cables or lace
Reading row gauge & where it is important
Ripping out your knitting- YIKES! (stitch by stitch & by rows)
Increases in Knitting (raised bar, Make 1, YO, K1B - knit 1 below)
- Picking up Stithces for a button band/along an edge
- Picking up Stitches around a neckline
- Magic Loop
- Pulling Wisps for Felting : Shingling vs. Crosshatching