Thoughtful use of impeccable techniques helps set Shibui Knits patterns apart — because the difference between an adequate project and an amazing one is in the details. While all necessary techniques are explained in the printed patterns, we hope these online tutorials will clarify any questions you may have and help make your knitting experience even more enjoyable. You can also download a list of Shibui Knits’ standard abbreviations here.

Lateral Braid

A horizontal "braid" to add a neat finish between two fabrics.

Rotated Long-Tail Cast-On

Add a small amount of elasticity to the traditional long-tail cast-on.

Waste Yarn Tubular Cast-On

An elegant and simple cast-on for single rib.

German Short Rows

A better method for short rows.

Tubular Bind-Off

A smooth edge for single rib.


Crochet Cast-On

Create a clean edge or a quick provisional cast-on.