Picking Up Stitches the "Pretty Way" Kathy, aka - Grumperina - This link says the account has been suspended. hopefully, it will be restored at some point because I would like to learn how to pick up stitches the pretty way!
Provisional Cast-on Tutorial - keeps cast-on stitches "live" so that they can be knit later. It's useful when I'm not sure how long to make something. With a provisional cast-on, at the end of a project.
Knitting Tutorial: Knit into the stitch but do not remove it from the L needle go into the back of the same stitch. slip both the strands off the L needle. Voilá, a knit-into-front-and-back-of-the-stitch-increase with NO purl-bump.
Mattress Stitch Knitting Free Tutorial You Have to Read
Knitting Tutorial - Matress Stitch worked horizontally to join two pieces of knitting. The stitches are in contrasting color to show detail, but it might be fun to do this and add some embroidery for embellished seams on a sweater. from Knitting Daily
OMG my heel flaps just improved immensely! cross stitches in the row before a separation (like heel flaps, sleeve openings, vertical pocket slits) to avoid stretching into holes; from the incomparable TECHknitter - Knitting Journal