Regarding the dyes and process used: Shipwreck was worked with undyed yarn and dyed after the knitting was complete in order to achieve a slightly weathered effect. The shawl's color was achieved using approximately 3 tsp of #80332 Sapphire Blue and 1/4 tsp of #80337 Jet Black dissolved in a pot of simmering water on the stove. Next, add a dollop of vinegar to the water. The more vinegar you add now, the more variations in shade will appear in the final shawl. For a shawl with no variations, add the vinegar after the shawl is soaked in the dye, rather than before. Place the completed shawl gently in the pot and submerge it until it is thoroughly soaked.
Nov 4th, 2010 by turtlegirl76 When I was putting together the Breaking Hearts Sock pattern, I wanted to find a good reference for knitters to go to for the twisted garter cuff. I was surprised to find that there’s really nothing out there other than the google books preview of the tutorial from The Sock Knitter’s Workshop (excellent book. Buy it). I was less than pleased with the tutorial presented in the book.
A couple of folks asked last week about a blog tutorial on Magic Loop, since it’s a technique I mention every so often and one that I use happily. So, ta-da! Let’s talk about that, with the aid of some photos. I will start out with a brief proviso – Magic Loop is the popular name given to the technique of working small circumferences in the round by using a single, long circular needle, in place of a short circular, multiple double-pointed needles, or two circular needles. It is by no means my invention, and in fact I learned this technique through a collection of things – friends showed me, Elizabeth Zimmerman mentions the same basic approach in her books, and of course Bev Galeskas and Sarah Hauschka have what is arguably the most popular publication on the subject .
In her DVD, A Knitting Glossary , Elizabeth Zimmerman very rightly points out that the common method of binding off is big-time unsatisfying. If it's tight enough to look neat, the edge is taught and inflexible. If it's loose enough to be elastic, the edge is lumpy and messy. Look...untidy!
November 7th, 2011 by Jess Now that you’ve learned to use a cable needle , what do you do if you want to start a cabled project and don’t have a cable needle on hand? Don’t fret; you can cross your stitches without using a separate needle!
The back join (subject of a previous post ) is a method for working in the tails AS YOU GO in multi-color knitting. The back join is NOT confusing, but judging from the e-mails in the TECHknitting in-box, the first post about it WAS confusing. It would be a pity to obscure such a useful technique with badly-written instructions, so here's another run at it--with an additional illustration showing the back join as it is being knitted. The back join (one more time) The back join is usually used in circular knitting (around and around) because back-and forth knitters usually change at the fabric edge.
So I just released a new pattern ( Swerve!
A provisional cast-on keeps cast-on stitches "live" so that they can be knit later. It's a very useful technique when you're not sure what kind of edging you'll want or how long to make something. With a provisional cast-on, you can make these decisions at the end of a project, allowing you to respond to the actual garment. I made this tutorial to go with my 70's Ski Hat Project Journal , the provisional cast-on is used to make a cashmere lining for the hat.
Search: Knittiing patterns | Main category: Ladies | Technical term/keyword: garment: cardigan with schawl collar | Go to the pattern by clicking on the link under the picture. Note!
I have some good news. And, I have some bad news. Good news first: there is no one right way to weave in your ends.
Once you can knit, there is nothing to stop you from designing your own simply shaped garments. This is the first part of a series of articles which will show you how. Knitting is maths; knitwear design even more so.
A good starter set for discovering Knit Pro interchangable needles. Contains
Cast on Please note - all of the Cast Off tutorials (incl. kitchener stitch) can now be found here .