Add ears and wings and other flappy things to your knitted toy friends by picking up and knitting stitches!
Start knitting a little two-legged friend with this tutorial showing two versions of I-cord legs! This is the technique I use when knitting pretty much any tiny humanoid creature. Skip to 6:30 for the technique that divides the stitches of each leg onto 2 DPNs before joining.
This technique is a super easy way to bind off live stitches for a neat seam that grafts the stitches together. It’s a common knitting technique, but I’m sharing a tutorial of my own because my technique is different from most. (I don’t turn the knitting inside out first, because most of my patterns are constructed out of closed shapes that can’t be turned right side out again.)
It’s the little details that really make a project, and today I’m here to show you how I embroider (almost) perfect little eyes onto my tiny guys.
This is a simple technique that I use in many, MANY tiny knitting patterns to make arms, legs, horns, antennae, and all other manner of tiny appendages quickly and easily. It’s ideal for any skinny shape that needs to poke straight out of a creature.
This is an intermediate knitting technique that lets you add nuanced shapes to your knittings, particularly bulges and bends! I use this technique in my tiny walrus and tiny alpaca patterns, for example.
Next to knitting, my favorite thing to do with yarn is pom-pom making! You can use them as cute decorations and embellishments for toys.
Recently I’ve received several requests for a tutorial on picking up stitches—it’s a technique that I use allll the time, so it’s about time that I show it!