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How to Count Stitches and Rows in Knitting

A knitting pattern will often require you to count stitches and rows. This is especially useful for checking your tension but also for a number of other reasons. For example, you could need to count a number of stitches so you can work a decrease in the right place, or knit a certain number of rows before you place a thumb. Here's how to count stitches and rows correctly.

How to Block Knitting

People often ask me how to make their finished knitting look neat and professional and I believe the answer is in blocking. Most knitting patterns say 'weave in the loose ends and block to measurements' but what is blocking and how do you block your knitting.