Simple Way to Join Knitted Squares and Panels to Make Blankets and Other Reversible Projects. When we need to seam knitted panels or squares to make a blanket, a poncho, a cowl or any other reversible project, the basic mattress stitch is not a good option.
It is bulky and it looks rather unattractive on the other side of the work. For projects that don’t have a wrong side, we’d better choose a flat seam that looks the same on both sides. We’ve already discussed a perfect way to seam pieces knitted in garter stitch. But what to do if the panels or squares we plan to join are made in other stitch patterns? In this case, we can get help from baseball stitch – a stitch commonly used to make, well, baseballs. It is easy to do and it creates a flat stretchy join that looks identical on both sides of the work. The only drawback of this seam is the fact that it is not invisible. If you don’t want to turn the seam into a decorative element, use the yarn in the same colour as the yarn used to make the project and the seam will blend nicely with the fabric.
Knit, Purl, Heal. Many were grown men, others barely old enough to shave.
In later years, women joined their ranks. Volunteers and draftees, they waved farewell to loved ones and left their homes—many for the first time—traveling to distant states or foreign countries to fight for the cause of their country. As soldiers and sailors, they witnessed the unspeakable horrors of battle. Those who were not killed outright too often returned home with maimed bodies and with psyches shredded by the brutality of their experiences. Wounds, lost limbs, blindness, and service-induced ailments were dealt with, following established protocols of the day. In March of 1865, a month before the end of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) authorized the creation of an asylum where wounded soldiers and sailors would live while they received medical care and convalesced before returning to their families and society.
GanseyFingerlessMitts 3. GanseyFingerlessMitts 3. Two Color Italian Cast On. Free shipping on orders over $65* Help Blog My Account Register Shopping Cart (0) While you don’t have to use a special cast on method for Brioche projects, the 2-Color Italian Cast On will help your Brioche piece to have a nice, stretchy edge and also to look great, especially when it comes to 2-color Brioche.
Step 1 Start by tying the two yarns together, and then placing them over your knitting needle, with the lighter color in the front. Two Ways to Knit in the Round With Two Circular Needles. When we need to work in the round with a small number of stitches, we have a few options – we can use double-pointed needles, one short circular needle or one long circular needle with the magic loop technique.
Alternatively, we can use two circular needles of any length to make socks, mittens, hats, cowls, baby sweaters or any other projects with a small diameter. There is only one condition – both circular needles should be of the same needle size. Two Ways to Knit in the Round With Two Circular Needles. A Tribute to a Lace-Knitting Legend: Olga Alexandrovna Fedorova. In 2008, I lost a dear friend.
Olga Alexandrovna Fedorova (1935–2008) was also an adviser, a trusted confidante, and most of all, my mentor. Our relationship made the previously unthinkable possible: A window to the outside world was opened to me, allowing a woman from Leningrad to pursue a lifelong dream of learning about Orenburg lace knitting, and Olga’s life changed beyond her own imagination. In 1955, Olga, barely out of her teens, went to work for her hometown village branch of the Kombinat (Orenburg [Russia] Regional Knitters’ Cooperative). Simple Way to Fix Gap in the Bind Off Edge Worked in the Round.
If you’ve ever bound off stitches of a project worked in the round (for example, a top-down hat, a cowl or a neckline of a sweater), you know that after we secure the last stitch, the bind off edge looks like this: Not exactly the best way we want to finish a project, right?
We can try and somehow patch up the gap between the first and the last stitches to make it less visible and hope that no one notices this little imperfection. Or, we can fix the gap properly and make the bind off edge fully seamless, like this: All it takes is performing two simple steps. Here they are (to watch the video tutorial, click here): Simple Way to Fix Gap in the Bind Off Edge Worked in the Round. Helix Knitting. One row stripes are great for making incredible colour combinations, for using up odds and ends we have in our stash, and for seamlessly blending several dye lots in one project.
When worked in the round those stripes usually cause a few issues: 1. Inevitable jog that happens when we switch from colour to colour. 2. Messy strands that appear on the wrong side of the work when we carry all the yarns up. 3. All these problems are easily solved when you use the helix knitting technique. Saartje's Fleeglized Bootie. These adorable booties are the invention of a clever Dutch knitter named Saartje.
They were irresistible, until I read the directions. Urk! Seams! And zillions of ends, too, whine. Then I got to thinking that the pattern would be easy enough to adapt to the Fleegle Seamless Method. A Way to Hold Yarn That is Gentle on Fingers - Continental Knitting. This tutorial is about a simple technique that I learned from Robyne – a skilled (and amazingly creative!)
Knitter in our knitting community. She was looking for a way to make Continental purling easier and faster. As she put it in her email to me: “I find it so difficult to do the purl stitch as I have arthritic fingers – but I refuse to let them stop me.” What an amazing determination! In her attempt to simplify purling, Robyne discovered a more comfortable way to hold yarn that makes it easier to bring the yarn to the front of the work for purling. This simple way of holding yarn also minimizes the need to flex fingers and helps control yarn tension without wrapping the yarn around fingers. Embrace The Blanket Trend With This Wrap To Knit. A simple stitch and a wealth of colour creates a stunning accessory.
Sizes Approximately 45cm wide and 181cm long You will need 2 x 25g balls of Rowan Fine Tweed in Monsal Dale 384 (B); Beresford 387 (D) ; Hawes 362 (H) and Hubberholme 370 (K);3 x 25g balls of Rowan Fine Tweed in Nidd 382 (A); Dove Dale 385 (C); Dent 373 (E); Leyburn 383 (F); Askrigg 365 (G); and Tissington 386 (I)Pair of 3.25mm knitting needles This pattern is taken from Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 54, £11.95. Embrace The Blanket Trend With This Wrap To Knit. Welsh Lace. My grandfather was born in 1875, the youngest of eleven children in a southern Welsh coal-mining town. His was a musical family; their home reverberated with piano, violin, cello, flute. When my grandfather came of age, he fell in love with a petite little charmer who sang, played cello, and acted in local theatrical performances.
The mining industry in Wales was in tumult with labor strikes that sometimes became violent; my grandfather wanted a life with more promise and stability for himself and his sweetheart. One of the original lengthy pieces of lace crocheted in Wales by Linda Ligon’s grandmother’s favorite sister. Crochet Snowflake Free Pattern - Blueraindrops Art and Crafts. The Timeless Sock Knitting of Lydia Gladstone. In the Fall 2011 issue of the PieceWork special issue Knitting Traditions, Maureen McGinnis Patterson shares with us the exquisite sock knitting of her friend Lydia Gladstone in the article, “Lydia Gladstone: Knitting from Ukraine to Oregon,” and the companion project, Lydia’s Stockings. Here’s Maureen with more about how Lydia came to knit such lovely stockings. —Editor Lydia [Gladstone] was twelve years old when she went to live in the Klosterschule Niedernburg, located in Passau near the junction of the Inn, Ilz, and Danube rivers.
During the five years that Lydia lived there, she was treated with kindness and received an excellent education. The convent had no electricity, and in winter it was cold and dimly lit. When I ask whether they used a pattern, Lydia replies, “No, there is no pattern.” The girls needed no written instructions; they memorized the individual stitch patterns as they knitted them; the stitch patterns were handed down from the older girls to the younger ones. Weldons Vol1 PSK FirstSec. Tips for Practical Sock Knitting: Refooting a Sock. Weldon’s Practical Stocking Knitter, First and Second Series was published in 1886 in London, England.
This book is a treasure trove of Victorian opinions and techniques on sock knitting for “Ladies, Gentlemen, and Children.” Weldon's Practical Stocking Knitter Here on the PieceWork blog, we’ll be posting a tip from the Weldon’s sock series. Today, let’s learn about refooting, a fascinating approach to knitting a sock in such a way that it can be easily resoled and reheeled after those areas give out to wear. “This manner of knitting a foot is strongly advised for men’s and boys’ stockings that are likely to receive rough wear. The directions that follow this introduction in the original Weldon’s are rather lengthy and detailed, but the ideas is this: Working top down, work a regular sock leg and heel, then work a gusset over just the heel/sole stitches, leaving the instep stitches unworked. Tips for Practical Sock Knitting: 7 Sock Toes. Kitchener Stitch in Two Simple Steps. Substituting German Short-Rows for Wrap-and-Turn Short-Rows.
German short-rows have become increasingly common as a short-row knitting technique. Their popularity is understandable: they are simple to execute and they produce excellent results, as shown below! Slices Shawl from Knitting Short-Rows by Jennifer Dassau However, knitters who substitute German short-rows for wrap-and-turn short-rows discover that in some situations, direct substitution can cause offset shaping. In this article, we’ll discuss why direct substitution can be problematic, how to successfully substitute German short-rows for wrap-and-turn short-rows, and when substitution is not recommended. First, a quick review of the German short-row method.
Interweave. The Vikings did it, medieval and Renaissance Europeans did it, tall-boat sailors did it, proper Victorian ladies did it. The firm, square lucet braid so handy for lashing and tying—and eventually for embellishing—was ubiquitous throughout the Western world until the industrial revolution of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries replaced it with cheap, machine-made substitutes. Check the mitten strings on old Scandinavian mittens, probably lucet braid.
Once you’ve tried making one, you’ll see them everywhere, and you’ll know why they became so common. They’re easy, portable, quick to make, and tough. Make one of string, crochet cotton, well-twisted wool, silk. Step 1: Pass the end of the yarn through the hole in a lucet tool (affiliate link) from back to front. Step 2: Pass the lower right-hand loop up over the upper strand. Knit Purl Hunter KAL – Knit-Along with Michelle.
I’m so excited to share Part 2 of Cable Channel with you! I’ve created an original cable pattern to grace the front of the pillow. Orenburg Lace Knitting with Galina Khmeleva. Editorial spring 06. Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off, Fall 2009. Safari - Jan 2, 2019 at 10:46 AM. Super Stretchy Bind-Off Tutorial and Tips. Have you ever finished a top-down sweater only to discover that the hem is way tighter than the rest of the sweater? The Choice of New England Fishermen. The Choice of New England Fishermen. Tutorial: Russian bind-off - La Visch Designs. Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off, Fall 2009. Library of Free Knitting Resources. 12tipstravelknitting-1542847186838.
Safari Dec 1, 2018 at 6:25 PM. You Can’t Resist this Perfect Shawl for Fall. My coworkers and I have collectively written a whole lot of words about how great knit shawls are and how much we love them. And I personally have written a whole lot of words about how much I adore stripes. Put those things together, as we did in the Resistance Shawl, I’m basically in knitted accessory heaven. Calceiform. Crochet Cast On – Knit Purl Hunter. Journey – The Gift Of Knitting. J O U R N E Y is a seamless modified drop shoulder pullover. The sweater body is knit bottom up. Artful Conceptions in Victorian Crochet. Knitted Socks: Stars on Your Toes. If you were limited to just one way to shape the toe of knitted socks, what method would you choose?
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