I am always toying with the language I use to describe each techniques to make it clear to knitters and it seems there is always room to improve! Language in one situation is often not sufficient in another situation, so I may modify the language within a pattern just to be sure it is applicable in that situation. Where possible, I give all versions so you may choose.
Learning New Techniques
I recommend reading the words out loud to yourself recommend when working a technique for the first time. Take it step-by-step, and don’t worry if it doesn’t completely make sense the first time you try it. The words will be here in the Jill Wolcott Knits® Techniques Library if you need them again. Of course I am a big fan of practice!
Finding Things In the Jill Wolcott Knits® Techniques Library
I like adding in new things, and as I create new work, I find myself using familiar techniques in different ways. To that end, I have found that it makes more sense to group things, and to give a variety of uses under one topic. For instance, if you go to the knitting stitches together page it has instructions for knitting 2, 3, 4, and 5 stitches together. If you put k2tog into the search box on any of my web pages, it will search the Jill Wolcott Knits® Techniques Library, and take you to the same page.
Right and Wrong Sides / Public and Private
Using the Text found in the Jill Wolcott Knits® Techniques Library
- My Favorite Cast On Resulted From a Mistake I Made
- What a Difference The Gauge Makes
- Celebrating a Project Completion
- A Deeper Look. More to Love in Action Charts
- Will This Yarn Work for This Project?
- Relationship Formula for Non-Math-y Knitters
- Tips and Techniques for Meeting Knitting Goals
- Unorthodox Approach to Blocking
- Techniques Needed for Medallion Shrug Swatch
- When Your Assumptions are Wrong