Melanie shows you how to block and join squares for the Birlinn blanket.
Two-colour grafting Follow these instructions to graft stitches over a stripe sequence in two shades, as in the Oa Hoody pattern.
Crochet provisional cast on tutorial Follow these instructions to cast on stitches provisionally, as in the Somerled hap pattern.
Sock sizing guidance
A handy table of shoe sizes and foot lengths, which will be useful when making Kate’s sock and slipper patterns.
Hap stretcher tutorial
Part 1: What is a steek?
Part 2: Reinforcing and Cutting
Part 3: The steek sandwich
Part 4: Some questions answered
Betty Mouat Video Tutorials
Demonstrated by Melanie Ireland.
Part 1: no-purl garter stitch
In the first clip, Melanie demonstrates Susan Stevens’ nifty and innovative trick for working garter stitch in the round without purling. This method allows you to knit the lace pattern in traditional Shetland fashion, using garter stitch throughout.
Part 2: Working with several colours
When knitting the lace section of Betty Mouat you will be working with three colours, and, if you are using the no-purl method, six balls of yarn. In this clip, Melanie demonstrates a neat and simple method for keeping control of your yarns, carrying them up the back of the work.
Part 3: Cockleshell Lace
In this clip, Melanie demonstrates rows nine and ten of the lace pattern, where the “cockleshell” is formed.
If you are knitting one of my hat patterns, you may wish to read this tutorial on how to read colourwork charts when shaping a hat crown.
If you are knitting the Paper Dolls sweater, you may wish to read this post, in which I discuss yoke customisation, and colourwork tips.