On this page you'll find a few techniques and hints that my students have found useful. Each can be downloaded as an Adobe PDF file by clicking on the hyperlinked title).
No 1 -- Painting with Yarn (technique used in my painted shawl pattern, also useful in other ways.
No. 2 -- The Foundation Stitch (begin or add onto a project without a starting chain).
No. 3 -- Working with Novelty Yarns (learn how to handle those catchy novelty yarns like flags and eyelashes, and how to use them mixed with other yarns).