The Top 5 Cutest Knitting Techniques
In the face of adorable things, I am helpless. My heart turns to mush. I must surround myself with cuteness all the time. I love pastel colors, little flowers, anything with kittens, polka dots, hearts and teddy bears. I love embellishments like pom poms, bows and braids. Nothing is too darling for me.
So, when I’m knitting, I often look for simple ways to make my work a little cuter. These are my top five things that you can do with any knitting project to make it your own and amp up the cuteness.
The Picot Edge: It’s a teeny-tiny scalloped edge. You can make a picot edge using the picot cast on and picot bind off, or a picot hem. Photo Source + Learn how to make a picot hem at Craftsty.com.
Speckled Colorwork: Possibly the simplest example of stranded/fair isle colorwork, and so darned cute! It’s like little polka dots. It’s a fun way to add a second color. It’s a fun way to learn stranded colorwork too! Photo Source + Pattern for “A Most Bespeckled Hat” on Ravelry.
Staggered Eyelets: This simple texture looks like polka dots made out of lace! Similar to the speckled colorwork, but with lace instead of color. Photo source + Stitch Pattern at knittingstitchpatterns.com.
Ruching: All you have to do is double your stitches with increases, then decrease back to the original number a few rows later to form this sweet ruched effect. It looks lovely on a hat, a scarf, or mitten cuff! Photo Source + Pattern for “Ruched and Ruffled Scarf” on Ravelry.
Applique: You can decorate anything with applique! Just knit or crochet a darling little something, and sew it onto your knit or crocheted project. Flowers, leaves, and birds make everything cuter. Photo source + Pattern for “The Birds” headband on Ravelry.