Knitting Tutorial: Joining Stitches In the Round with a neat, easy and invisible technique. Just make sure that your stitches are not twisted on the needles before joining. GOID Idea for joining in the round Should be a better join solution.
The easy way to put on names, mottos, etc: Chain stitch embroidery over plain knitting, but could be done over crochet as well. The original link no longer exists for this, so I can't credit anyone at this point.
This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the ray of honey cable stitch. This pattern creates a wavy fabric that looks like a honeycomb and is great on large panels like blankets, pillows, and even in scarves and hats.