At this point, I’m pretty sure that Jen Arnall-Culliford could cook up a video tutorial on how to land a 747, and we’d all be right there with her. “Wing flaps down! GOT IT!”
It’s a new month, and a new episode of knitting cleverness from Boost Your Knitting: Another Year of Techniques.
Grab your knitting, settle in, and watch Jen lead us through one of the most elegant moments in all knitting: the tubular cast on in the round. See the full video tutorial up top.
With the tubular cast on, you’re creating a stockinette edge (“stocking stitch” in the UK) that curls from front to back in a way that seems totally impossible.
Tubular cast on is one of those techniques that is unfamiliar to a lot of knitters.
It’s a magical combination of stretchy but not floppy—a firm, sturdy edge, perfect for ribbing.
And there’s a moment of high drama when you get to do this:
This Month’s Design, from Sarah Hatton
Sarah Hatton is a master of texture and shape, and her Totally Tubular Mittens give you a cool project for getting the hang of tubular cast on.
These mittens are an excellent aid to carrying one’s tiny succulents around town.
How to Get in on Boost Your Knitting
Jen and Jim Arnall-Culliford have developed a way of learning new knitting skills that combines great designers, useful techniques, and beautiful yarns.
Boost Your Knitting features a new project and a new technique each month, for the coming year. When you join Boost Your Knitting, digital patterns are delivered, month by month, to your Ravelry library. You can read all the details about signing up for the Boost Your Knitting book and yarn kits right here.
We are thrilled to feature each month’s project and video tutorial here on MDK—the videos are worth watching no matter what. But we hope you’ll sign up for the full Boost Your Knitting series, because we think you’ll really enjoy it.
And the conversation in the Arnall-Culliford Knitwear group on Ravelry is never ending and full of help.