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The Purl Stitch Video

Today’s video tutorial is the purl stitch. When knitting, the knit stitch and the purl stitch are the two basic stitches you will need to know.

If you would like to study the purl stitch in still drawings, here are some great Learn to Purl diagrams.

I like to use this little rhyme when showing the purl stitch to my children so they will remember where to place the needle and the yarn.

Down through the bunny hole,
Around the big tree,
Up pops the bunny,
And off goes she!

What tutorial would you like to share? Remember, a tutorial includes step by step instructions, PLUS pictures or a video. Link to your specific tutorial post below. If you include your blog name with a little description, it will give readers an idea about your tutorial. (Example: Smockity Frocks-How to Cast On)

Be sure to include a link back to Smockity Frocks in your post so your readers can enjoy all of the tutorials.

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The Knit Stitch Video Tutorial

 

There are 2 basic stitches in knitting: the knit stitch and the purl stitch. Today, I would like to show you the knit stitch.

While you are watching the video, here are some things to remember:

  • Keeping your index finger on the stitches closest to the ends of the needles, like I do, will help prevent you from dropping stitches.
  • Bamboo knitting needles provide a little more resistance than metal ones. This too will help prevent dropped stitches.
  • The rhythm may feel awkward at first, but, with practice, you will find it becomes more natural.
  • Resist the temptation to pull the stitches too tight. This will make it more difficult to jab the needles in through the stitches.

 

Now, it’s your turn. Do you have a tutorial you would like to share?

Remember, a tutorial includes step by step instructions, PLUS pictures or a video. Link to your specific tutorial post below. If you include your blog name with a little description, it will give readers an idea about your tutorial. (Example: Smockity Frocks-How to Cast On)

Be sure to include a link back to Smockity Frocks in your post so your readers can enjoy all of the tutorials.

 

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How To Cast On Knitting Stitches

Learning how to cast on knitting stitches is the first step in beginning to knit.

I’ve done a video tutorial showing you how to cast on. You can stop and start the video to study the steps involved. Also, look at these great diagrams for learning to cast on knitting stitches.

Now, it is your turn. If you have a tutorial with step by step instructions, PLUS pictures or a video, link to your specific tutorial post below. If you include your blog name with a little description, it will give readers an idea about your tutorial. (Example: Smockity Frocks-How to Cast On)

Be sure to include a link back to Smockity Frocks in your post so your readers can enjoy all of the tutorials.

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Get Your Tutorials Ready!

This photo has nothing to do with the post, but ISN’T SHE ADORABLE?!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 25th, at 8:00am CST I will be posting the very first Tutorial Tuesday link up!  Are you ready with your tutorial?

To participate in the link up, post a tutorial about anything you think others would want to know how to do.  Provide step by step instructions, PLUS pictures or a video.

Here are some examples of video tutorials.

Don’t have video capabilities? Or shy in front of a camera? No problem! Here is an example of a tutorial with step by step instructions and numbered photos:

Get your tutorials ready and be here at 8:00 sharp to link up. Be sure to provide a link to Smockity Frocks on your post so your readers will be able to see what everyone has to offer in the way of tutorials.

If you would like to use my Tutorial Tuesday button, just grab the code below and paste it into the html mode of your post.

http://www.smockityfrocks.com/category/tutorial-tuesday

<a href="http://www.smockityfrocks.com/category/tutorial-tuesday" target="_blank" ><img src="http://www.smockityfrocks.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/tutorial-tuesday.jpg" alt="" width="228" height="328"" alt="http://www.smockityfrocks.com/category/tutorial-tuesday" height="228" width="328" /></a>
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Tutorial Tuesday

 

The Smockity laptop has decided to take a little impromptu vacation this week, so I’m not able to bring you any new tutorials since I am having to work on my Extremely Slow and Cranky Dinosaur Desktop. 

The ESCDD has a mind of its own and tends to shut down at random and inconvenient times, so I don’t even want to think about what kind of fit it would pitch if I tried to upload a video.

In place of a new Smockity video, I have a fun announcement, though. I would like to try turning Tutorial Tuesday into a Mr. Linky each week and open it up for participation by others.

Lisa, at Life of a Happy Mom, has a tutorial at her blog today about Making Tofu. At least, I hope that’s what it is about. If not, please assume that her tutorial is about something equally as fascinating and informative, only the ESCDD refused to allow me access to the internet, so I am unable to correct that statement.

Please, do check out Lisa’s tutorial, and then let me know if you would be interested in a Tutorial Tuesday link up.

To participate in the link up, your post would need to be a tutorial of your choosing with step by step instructions and either pictures or a video.  Here are some examples of tutorials that meet those criteria:

Don’t have video capabilities? Or shy in front of a camera? No problem! Here is an example of a tutorial with step by step instructions and numbered photos:

I would like to get a feel for how many of you would be interested in doing this, so please leave me a comment telling me what you think. Would you like to participate in posting your own tutorial and linking to Tutorial Tuesday? Would you like to see what tutorials others have to offer?

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Homemade Pancake Syrup

It is super simple to make homemade pancake syrup! I can whip it up in a jiffy while my pancakes are browning and my kids love to have it fresh and hot!

Homemade Pancake Syrup Recipe

  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. maple flavoring
  • 1/4 tstp. vanilla flavoring
  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add sugar.
  3. Boil for one minute.
  4. Cool and add flavoring.

Below is a video showing how quickly and simply you can make your own.

Would you like to know how children can make pop up books? How about making homemade pie crust? For more Tutorial Tuesday tips, click on the image of scissors above.

This post is linked to DIY Day and Works For Me Wednesday.

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