Techniques Center-pull balls of yarn — How to make them and why you'd want to. How do you hold your knitting? — How knitting in more than one style improved my knitting life! A better cable cast-on — How to fix the rounded corner of a cable cast-on. Adding twist to splitty yarns — A simple change to stop yarns untwisting as you work them. Double short rows — Two short rows at the same stitch for interesting design possibilities. Knitting backwards — A way to avoid purling in stockinette stitch. Joining yarns Compendium of yarn joins — Methods of adding new yarn to knitting and when to use them. Twist-and-Weave — Add in a new color without leaving holes or knots. Increases and decreases KFSB — A neater, easier alternative to a KFB increase. Make 1 (M1) increase — Right-leaning, left-leaning, knit side, purl side. K2Tog-L — The only left-leaning decrease you'll ever need! Intarsia tips Intarsia cast-on — How to get vertical lines of color starting from a neat cast-on edge. Neater intarsia — A simple fix for untidy stitches around a vertical color change. Experimental techniques Taming multicolored yarns — Capturing the colors of a skein in knitting. Stretch-blocking — How far can you stretch a knitted piece without it looking awful?