There are many sources on the internet for learning knitting techniques, not all of them trust-worthy. This page contains instructions linked to my friends at Purl Soho and Brooklyn Tweed (and a few links to other resources) that will teach you how to work the special techniques mentioned in Julie’s patterns, as she would.
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German Twisted Cast On
Similar to the long-tail sling-shot method, this techniques adds an extra twist and gives you a nice stretchy edge. To learn this technique, watch this YouTube video.
Long-Tail Purl Cast On
Alternate between standard Long-Tail and this method for a cast-on an edge that will continue in 2×2 ribbing. Also good for a smoother cast-on edge if your first row of knitting is stockinette stitch (eliminates the purl bump). To learn this technique correctly, watch this video.
RLI (abbreviation used in Chaleur):
Another term for this increase stitch is “lifted or raised increase – right slanting” as shown here.
Short Rows (Wrap & Turn Method)
Sloped Bind Off
Using this method will help you avoid that unsightly “stair-step”, and is particularly great for binding-off shoulders and necklines. To learn this technique, watch this video.
Sewn Bind Off
When you need a very stretchy bind off (especially good for a rolled neck edge), this technique is great for controlling your tension. Break your working yarn, leaving a tail 3-4 times as long as the edge that will be bound off. Thread yarn tail onto a blunt tapestry needle and work the steps shown in this video.
3 Needle Bind Off – Modified
When you want the “seam” side showing on the right side of your work, use this variation on the 3-Needle Bind Off shown here. It eliminates the purl bump, leaving a neatly chained seam.
Kitchener Stitch - Grafting
When you want to join two pieces of stockinette stitch fabric seamlessly, use the method shown here.
Finishing – Seaming
This page is a great resource for the seaming methods recommend in my patterns. Follow "side-to-side" instructions for mattress stitch and "top-to-top" for invisible method. For backstitch, follow the illustration here.