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Calceiform. Calcieform adjective– shaped like a slipper We’ve discussed this before. I am not a fancy shoe person. I am a cozy slippers, tucked up at home in my pajamas, how about another glass of hot chocolate, let’s not leave the house for days person. And in order to be the happiest version of that person I can be, I need slippers. Lots and lots of slippers. These totally fit the bill. They’re fun to put together (if you’ve ever knit a top down sock with a heel flap, a lot of this will feel familiar…and if you haven’t, don’t worry, it’s totally not hard), they look great (I’m a sucker for a leaf pattern), and they feel great. They’re written in three sizes (50, 54, 0r 58 stitches around the ball of the foot), and you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit. With that range of sizes and gauges, the slippers will fit a foot (measured around the ball of the foot) between 7.75 and 10.75 inches (with lots of points in between). 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. You join to knit in a round after creating side splits. This little detail gives you more room in the hip area and creates nice visual affect. The cables are fun to knit and create stunning visual effect. After you are done with the body, you will join the shoulders using the three-needle bind off method and then will start knitting sleeves in the round top down, creating the cable, mirroring the side cables on the main body.

The sleeves are knit extra long to create a folded cuff. The neckline is classic and is knit holding two strands of yarn for a more sturdy and durable effect. The sample is knit with 4″-5″ of ease, but you can easily play around with it. For a more tailored look choose the size with 2″ of ease; for a more relaxed look – 6-10″ of ease. The pattern provides detailed measurements of the garment and charts for all stitch patterns with written instructions. Artful Conceptions in Victorian Crochet. Crochet is a language unique in needlework. Learning to crochet is like learning a foreign language that uses a different alphabet, a different construction, and a different elemental foundation. The end goal in language is communication, but in Victorian crochet the end goal is a beautiful needlework fabric, usually for function, but sometimes just because.

I have been experimenting with free-form crochet lately. Within the confines of crochet-stitch knowledge, I can crochet without a pattern and, like a flowing stream with eddies and backwaters, change direction at will. The result is an artistic, textural motif that may be combined with other individual motif pieces to coordinate into __________. Irish-crochet lace is a motif-based construction and is the embodiment of beauty in this method. Illustration of “Narrow Passementerie Dress Trimming” from Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 6. Irish crochet is made using fine cotton or linen thread with a very fine crochet hook.

—Vicki. 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? I will occasionally ask myself silly questions like this one to promote entertaining the possibility of trying a new technique. We can all get so used to blazing a trail with our “tried and true” that we miss signposts that could take us off the beaten path for an adventure. In an earlier blog post, “A Turn of the Sock Heel,” I sampled different ways to turn a sock heel from Weldon’s Practical Needlework. It’s a veritable European smorgasbord of methods! You could try a Dutch Heel, a French Heel, a German Heel, a Balbriggan Heel, a Welsh heel… well, you get the idea. I like to research and experiment with methods new to me, and I like it even better if I can make a small, useful item in the process. Vicki’s ankle sock knitted in silk at a gauge of 10 to 11 stitches per inch (2.5 cm).

Illustration of German Heel from Weldon’s Practical Stocking Knitter, First Series. —Vicki. Vicki’s Vintage Vacation: A Victorian Penwiper. Imagine putting pen to paper to communicate with someone. And then waiting days or weeks for a reply. I admit that our contemporary ways of immediacy with technology are beneficial, exciting, and addictive. Yet, while typing our thoughts into a computer is extremely effective and speedy, we miss the intimate tactile experience that connects us in a handwritten communiqué. The Victorians were well versed in the actuality of writing.

Vicki Square’s adaptation of a Victorian-era penwiper. The process could be messy, and required some practice to achieve the equilibrium in proportioning ink to the specific pen tip. Penwipers were for wiping excess ink out of the pen. Weldon’s penwiper in the shape of a Turkish Fez. You can knit a penwiper from Weldon’s Practical Knitter, Eleventh Series in the shape of a Turkish Fez. The inspiration was irresistible! Instructions to knit this little gem are fairly straightforward.

Round 41: K7, k2tog; repeat around.Round 42: K6, k2tog; repeat around. Tassel. Squall Line Shawl Knitting Pattern Download. Shipping OptionsFor United States customers: Ground: $4.95 flat rate. Free shipping on orders over $50 Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 2-8 business days. Includes tracking information. 2nd Day Air: $19.95 Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 2 business days; no P.O. boxes. 2nd Day shipping includes tracking information.

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" . . . - Kimberly L. How to avoid the struggle of beginning the center of a circularly knit piece by Jackie E-S Glenda Clemmons wrote: Jackie, I always read all of the newsletters and visit your website often. My answer -- Never feel that you are cheating. I suggest you practice with heavier weight yarn than you might typically think of using for knitting lace. To begin: Make a slip knot and put it on one of your double point needles as the first cast-on stitch. Do you have a Question about knitting technique or skill? Crochet Coasters Tutorial – The Green Dragonfly.

I’ve had many, many requests for a crochet coaster pattern since I originally posted making coasters because the original pattern seems to have disappeared. If it does pop back up Ill link back to it, but in the meantime, here’s a quick little tutorial for you to whip up some crochet coasters, for yourself or as a lovely gift! To make these crochet coasters you will need… DK (8ply) yarn – I like to use a cotton or cotton blend3mm or 3.5mm crochet hook – use a slightly smaller hook than usual because you want a nice firm fabric.Needle to sew in ends First up, chain 6 and join to form a ring: Chain 3 (counts as first DC) and DC 19 into the ring (20DC) Join with a SS into the top of the starting chain 3 to complete the round.

Chain 3, DC in the next Stitch and Chain 2: DC in the next 2 Stitches, Chain 2 – repeat around. SS into the next Chain 2 space: Chain 3, DC, Chain 3, 2DC into the first chain 2 space: 2DC, chain 3, 2DC into each remaining chain 2 space – repeat around. Like this: Crochet Coasters Tutorial – The Green Dragonfly. January 19, 2013 – The Green Dragonfly. Well it’s been a bit quiet here at the green dragonfly because we have just been away camping for the week, I’m right in the midst of mountains of washing, and loads of unpacking. Ill be back with some holiday pics tomorrow, but in the meantime I wanted to share another part of the present I made for my Mum for her birthday last week… some crochet coasters and a cute bowl to hold them in: I used a 3mm hook and 8ply cotton which made for a very firm fabric for the coasters. And, very importantly, colors Mum loves… She liked them and I was pleased with how they turned out… This is a lovely easy gift to make and I can see Ill be making more of these in the future.

You can find the free pattern for the coasters here (I just made the bowl up as I went). Edited to add that I have posted a photo tutorial for these coasters here: Like this: Like Loading... Great Scot! The Return of the Scottish Spindle. I look for unusual spinning tools at every festival, and Scott Snyder had a table full at Convergence 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Beside his impressive array of Turkish spindles, stood a tool I’d never seen before: a Scottish spindle. Shaped like an electric toothbrush with grooves in the bottom, the Scottish spindle is the first drop spindle I’ve seen without a whorl.

Since meeting Scott, I’ve learned more about the spindle and its use in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in Canada, and I’ve come across more Scottish spindles. (It took a while to click that the Scot in “Scotia” is for Scotland.) The Scottish spindle has a long and distinguished history, but I was curious how Scott Snyder came to offer them now. Spin Off (SO): Where did you first come across the Scottish spindle or dealgan shape? The flared base paired with deep grooves makes it easy to anchor the yarn when spinning on one of Scott Snyder’s Scottish spindles. (SO): You’re a spinner; what do you like about them? —Anne Merrow. You Need to Try Spinning on a Scottish Spindle. Modern spinners are rediscovering the traditional Scottish spindle, believed lost for generations.

With its whorl-less, cone-shaped body and crossing grooves cut into the bottom, the Scottish spindle, also called a dealgan (pronounced jal-a-gen), is as strong, practical, and dependable as the culture that created it. Want to learn how to spin on a Scottish spindle? Just follow these easy steps. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Kiersten Flannery Check out the rest of Kiersten Flannery’s article, “Rediscovering the Scottish Spindle,” in the Winter 2018 issue of Spin Off. Kiersten Flannery is a young fiber artist from the mountains of north Georgia in the United States.

Photos by George Boe. Discover more spindles from around the world! Redefining Love (and Sweaters) with Refined Knits. I fell in love on a cold December day in 2015. The object of my affections was short (kinda square, really), dark, and handsome. Best of all, it contained stunning knitwear with cables, lace, and combinations of cables and lace. Yes, people, it’s a book that spiked my pulse—humans rarely offer knitting patterns as part of their courting rituals. Dating sites might work better for me if they did.

Refined Knits a marvelous design collection by Jennifer Wood, stole my heart on that day, and ever since, I’ve knitted steadily in devotion. In the first year of my relationship with this book, 3 projects from Refined Knits flew onto and off of my needles. More refined than typical sweaters, the garments are lightweight and form-fitting. First I made Corinne, an exquisite top-down raglan with a single cable down the front and on each sleeve, then 3 staggered cables down the back. Corinne, in Madelinetosh Pashmina, a delicious sportweight yarn made of merino, silk, and cashmere. —Deb Gerish. Create knitting chart | Stitch Fiddle. How to Choose Colors from Your Stash for Fair Isle Knitting.

Is your yarn stash overrun with a rainbow of half skeins? Use up these “halfsies” with some Fair Isle knitting! The ultimate stash busters, Fair Isle patterns often call for a number of yarns in different colors, which means you need less yardage of each. But how do you start sorting through all those colors in your stash? It can feel like a daunting task, but Fair Isle expert Mary Jane Mucklestone has your back! Choosing colors is half the fun of Fair Isle knitting. Combining Colors To apply color theory to your yarn stash, gather a group of colors that you like (they can be from divergent color groups), and then separate the light and dark colors into separate piles as shown below. Arrange your stash yarn in 3 piles: one of light colors (right), one of dark colors (left), and one of supersaturated and odd colors (top).

Fine-tune the arrangement of colors in each group by arranging your stash yarns in a sequence of value from dark to light, as shown below. An Education in Grafting Lace Edgings: Edging Pattern 8. So far in our series on grafting lace edgings, we’ve covered how to create:• a picot selvedge with both knit and purl stitches • a slip stitch selvedge at the beginning of a grafted row • twisted stitches • single and double yarnovers • single and double decreases The last edging in our series is a stockinette-based pattern with a sawtoothed edge with yarnovers on one side and a garter-stitch selvedge on the other.

Because every wrong-side row of the edging pattern begins with a slip stitch, we’ll see how to graft a slip stitch at the end of the grafted row. This is a one-sided lace pattern, with yarnovers and decreases worked only on right-side rows. For the grafting, I used Rows 1 and 2 of the lace chart (Row 1 for the grafted row itself and Row 2 for the provisional cast-on row). As with most of the other edgings, I chose the two rows with the fewest stitches of any of the other rows. Five grafting sequences are used to graft this edging: Sequences A, C, D, F, and X.

Crochet Chain Method. An Education in Grafting Lace Edgings: Edging Pattern 7. So far in our series on grafting lace edgings, we’ve covered how to create:• a picot selvedge with purl stitches • a slip stitch selvedge at the beginning of a row • twisted stitches • single and double yarnovers • single and double decreases Just like the first edging in our series on grafting lace edgings, the seventh edging is a garter-stitch-based edging with a picot selvedge at the right-hand side.

In this case, however, the picot selvedge is worked with knit stitches, instead of purl stitches. This lace pattern is another two-sided pattern, which means that yarnovers and decreases are worked on both right-side and wrong-side rows. For the grafting, I used Rows 1 and 2 of the lace chart (Row 1 for the grafted row itself and Row 2 for the provisional cast-on row). As with the series on grafting two-sided lace, the live stitches will be held on waste yarn until the grafting is complete because this is much easier than grafting lace on the needles. The Provisional Cast-On 1. 1. 1. An Education in Grafting Lace Edgings: Edging Pattern 6. An Education in Grafting Lace Edgings: Edging Pattern 6. An Education in Grafting Lace Edgings: Edging Pattern 5. An Education in Grafting Lace Edgings: Edging Pattern 5. An Education in Grafting Lace Edgings: Edging Pattern 4. An Education in Grafting Lace Edgings: Edging Pattern 3. An Education in Grafting Lace Edgings: Edging Pattern 2 | Interweave.

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Entrapment. Permutation. Constellate. Best Knitting Terms and Glossary List You'll Find. Get the Perfect Edge: Tubular Cast-Ons, Part 3. Get the Perfect Edge: Tubular Cast-ons Part 2. Get the Perfect Edge: Tubular Cast-Ons, Part 1. Cascade_shawl_9_pdf. Cascade_shawl_9_pdf. Ladylike / DROPS 151-8 - Free knitting patterns by DROPS Design. How to Knit a Perfect Edge – Finishing Free Technique – The Gift Of Knitting.

The 10 Most Popular Interweave Knits Cable Knitting Patterns of All Time. Knitting Cables 102: Orderly Structure Begets Lovely Design. Crazy for Cables: Knitting Cables 101. Pro Tips for Perfect Knit Cables. The 10 Most Popular Interweave Knits Cable Knitting Patterns of All Time. Paper Tiger. Yarn Over Lace Knitting Pattern: Small Doily. Yarn Over Lace Knitting Pattern: Doily with Star. Yarn Over Lace Knitting Pattern: Mommes Lysedug. Yarn Over Lace Knitting Pattern: Mommes Lysedug. Yarn Over Lace Knitting Pattern: Egeblad. Yarn Over Lace Knitting Pattern: Tammy's Bookmark.

JG: Knitted Lace Ball, Basic Pattern. JG: Knitted Lace Ball, Basic Pattern. JG: Fancy Knitted Lace Balls. JG: Generic form for toe up socks. JG: You're Putting Me On Socks. Shell Edging Deconstruction Project. JGibson: Snowflake Star. 9 Tips for Knitting Stranded Colorwork Socks. By Popular Demand | Spicy Life. Dancing Leaves - Set consists of: Knitted DROPS hat with cables and leaf pattern and knitted neck warmer with leaf pattern in ”Merino Extra Fine”. Treads-edited-november-2011-1. Treads-edited-november-2011-1.

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