Northeast Fiber Arts Center

The candy store for knitters, spinners, felters & weavers.

Video Tutorials

 

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

 

Duplicate Stitch

 

Short Row Shaping

 

Side Seams in Stockinette Stitch

 

Side Seams in Garter Stitch

 

Continental Knitting

 

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)

 

Video Library

 

Fun Exercises

 

Coming Soon

  • 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