Andi Satterlund
Andi is a movie-obsessed designer who first learned to knit when she was 13. She writes about all things knitting related at Untangling Knots.
  • Crafts & DIY
    How to Knit Convertible MittensKnitting mittens final 400
    Baby, it's cold out there! Mittens are the best way to keep your hands warm on a chilly day, but it can be a nuisance taking them off all the time to use your hands. Flip-top mittens are the perfect compromise, and they’re also a fascinating knit. Let's get started.Read More…
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    Knitting Fundamentals: How to Pick Up StitchesKnitting pickupsts final 400
    One of the best things about hand-knitting is the ability to create an entire project seamlessly, but in order to avoid having to use seams to attach those delightful details like neck bands and button bands, the art of picking up stitches from vertical and horizontal edges needs to be mastered. Although picking up stitches can be a frustratingly slow process, it’s a surprisingly simple technique.Read More…
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    How to Knit an Easy BeanieKnitting beanie cuffed final 400
    A fun-to-knit beanie pattern will serve a knitter well during the winter season. Not only are beanies a great way to keep warm, but hand-knit hats are easy to make and always popular gifts. This beanie can be worn cuffed for a classic look or slouchy in a trendier style, so it’s the perfect hat for anyone. The textured stitch pattern keeps things interesting while you’re knitting, and it adds an attractive detail to the hat without being too flashy or feminine.Read More…
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    How to Knit a Cropped Sweater for WinterKnitting pullover final thumb 400
    Put your knitting skills to work and make this cute color-blocked pull-over with playful scalloping. The body is knit seamlessly from the top down, and the sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole and shaped using short rows. Its cropped length makes this sweater a relatively quick knit, and it creates a flattering silhouette when worn with a full skirt.Read More…
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    Knitting Fundamentals: How to Do DecreasesKnitting decreases 400
    When it comes to attractive, figure-hugging sweaters, decreases are essential for achieving a good fit. The simple stitches are easy to learn, and you’ll find yourself using them again and again.Read More…
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    How to Knit a Gorgeous Stranded Colorwork HeadbandKnitting headband final01 400
    Knitting perfectly neat stranded colorwork is a skill that requires a bit of practice. This is the perfect small project for working on your technique as it's relatively fast to make. The colorwork chart eases you in with two colors in each round and then steps things up with three colors in each round. When you’re all done, you’ll have a cheerful headband to keep your ears warm on a winter day.Read More…
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    How to Knit a Simple Beret With a Cable BrimKnitting cableberet finished 400
    Cables might seem intimidating, but at their simplest, they’re really just stitches knitted out of order. Cut your teeth on cables with this fun beret pattern. This tutorial will walk you through knitting the right and left cross cables, and as there are only two cabled rounds, you’ll be able to learn a new technique and whip up this hat in no time.Read More…
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    Knitting Fundamentals: How to Do IncreasesKnitting increases 400
    Although simple scarves, cowls, and dishcloths are fun to make, eventually the time comes to try projects that are more complex than rectangles and tubes, and that means using shaping techniques. There’s a variety of different increase techniques, but the three most common increases - M1, KFB, and YO - are surprisingly simple to learn. Read on and watch our video tutorials.Read More…
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    Knit a Pair of Adorable Fingerless Mittens With Our Free PatternKnitting lacemitts 400
    Keep your hands cozy on a breezy day with a pair of easy-to-knit fingerless mitts. This project is a great way to practice following a pattern and knitting lace, and the finished mitts look great with any style of jacket. Once you get the hang of things, this project is a quick knit, and you might find yourself knitting a pair in every color!Read More…
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    Knitting Fundamentals: How to Fix Dropped StitchesKnitting droppedstitch 400
    Dropped stitches happen to us all. Whether they fell off your needles while you were walking to your knitting group or a stitch escaped unnoticed while you were knitting, dropped stitches are a common problem for knitters. But thankfully, they’re easy to fix! In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to correct your dropped stitches and how to deliberately drop stitches to fix other mistakes.Read More…
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    Knit a Gorgeous KerchiefKnitting kerchief hair preview400
    Small and simple to knit, this sweet kerchief is the perfect project for knitters looking to work on their decreases, ribbing, and pattern reading skills. The finished kerchief is a fun accessory that can be creatively styled. Wear it around your neck for a modern look, or tie it around your hair for a retro vibe.Read More…