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Crochet Snowflake Free Pattern - Blueraindrops Art and Crafts. The Timeless Sock Knitting of Lydia Gladstone | PieceWork. 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. The girls spent long dark evenings at their school desks, knitting by candlelight while Mater Prefect read stories from the Lives of the Saints.

When I ask whether they used a pattern, Lydia replies, “No, there is no pattern.” —Maureen McGinnis Patterson. Weldons Vol1 PSK FirstSec. Tips for Practical Sock Knitting: Refooting a Sock | PieceWork. 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. As will be seen by the illustration, the heel and sole are knitted quite distinctly from the instep, and the two parts are sewn together so that by simply undoing the sewing, the heel and sole can be renewed without in any way interfering with the instep.”

—Lisa Shroyer. Tips for Practical Sock Knitting: 7 Sock Toes | PieceWork. Kitchener Stitch in Two Simple Steps | 10 rows a day. 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. (Note: German short-rows are worked the same way on both right-side and wrong-side rows.) Comparing wrap-and-turn short-rows to German short-rows Charts 1 and 2 below show what short-row shoulder shaping might look like using both the wrap-and-turn method and the German method. Why isn’t the double stitch placed where the wrap would be? 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. Once you’ve mastered the basic braid, you can extend your skills to making multi-colored, fancier versions. Or make a great fat one out of rope on a tree branch.

Step 1: Pass the end of the yarn through the hole in a lucet tool (affiliate link) from back to front. Further Reading Fuller, Elaine. 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. The staggered diamonds are formed from six different types of cables for a truly unique design. I adore how the twisted ribbing from Part 1 flows into the offset diamonds with a garter stitch center. Both written and charted instructions are provided for this pattern. While it may look complicated, take it one row at a time and you will simply fall in love with the results. For those following the charts, once again the chart is color coded for easy reading. As in any intricate pattern, placing markers between repeats will keep mistakes to a minimum. While these cables are a bit more involved than the simple 2×2 cable, they all follow the basic principles of cabling.

Be extra careful on the wrong side rows. Work the 36-row repeat three times ending after Row 36. Do not fret if your front is longer or shorter than mine. Happy knitting, Michelle Row 1. Row 2. Orenburg Lace Knitting with Galina Khmeleva | Interweave. PieceWork is so fortunate to have Galina Khmeleva, doyenne of Orenburg lace knitting, as a frequent contributor. She has been beyond generous in sharing her passion for this type of knitting with us. The following is her introduction to one of my favorite projects—her Honeycomb scarf from our May/June 2010 issue. Please note the family photograph and lacquerware box from her collection in the photographs. —Jeane Hutchins Galina Khmeleva’s Honeycomb scarf shown with a family photograph. Pictured are (left to right) Baba Grunya, her paternal grandmother; Alesander Khmelev, her father; Olimpiada, her sister; and Olimpiada Khmeleva, her mother. According to many of my students, of all the ten basic elements found in Orenburg-style knitted lace, the Honeycomb (Sotki in Russian) motif presents the biggest challenge.

Finished size: 70 inches (177.8 cm) long and 19½ inches (49.5 cm) wide, excluding fringe, after blocking Gauge: 26 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in Honeycomb patt. Editorial spring 06. You have cast one stitch on to needle #1. 5. Bring needle #2 over the yarn tail on your thumb, around and under the yarn and back up, making a loop around needle #2. Pull the loop snug around the needle. You have cast one stitch on to needle #2. There are now two stitches on needle #2 Ñ the stitch you just cast on plus the anchor loop. The top yarn strand always wraps around needle #1 (the bottom needle), and the bottom yarn strand always wraps around needle #2 (the top needle). 6. 7. 8. In this picture, a total of 20 stitches, or 10 stitches on each needle, have been cast on. Turn back to the right side to begin knitting. 9. Knit the row of stitches from needle #1.

You will see a row of stitches appear between the two needles. 10. Be careful! You have completed one round and are back where you started. Note: Do the stitches between the needles appear too loose or "sloppy? " There are two rows of stitches between the needles now. Round 3: K all stitches on both needles (no decreases). Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off, Fall 2009. This bind off combines the classic simple bind off with a yarn wrap. It is thus named because it defies logic that anything so simple would be so elastic. Before you scoff, give it a try. It has a higher elasticity than Elizabeth Zimmermann’s sewn bind off, and has an advantage in that it is not sewn, and therefore easier to execute over a long length of fabric.

For optimum elasticity, avoid snugging the stitches tightly after you knit or purl them. NOTES This bind off is well-suited to hats, sweater necks, and especially toe-up socks – anything that requires a lot of stretch to get into place! PATTERN You’ll be working the classic bind-off (passing one freshly worked stitch over another freshly worked stitch) with one game-changing addition: each knit or purl stitch is “processed” in a particular way as it is worked. To process a knit stitch: Yarn-over in reverse (that is, wrap the opposite direction around the needle from the standard yarnover)... knit 1... purl 1...

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? Or maybe you made a cozy pair of toe-up socks and the cuff is so tight that you can squeeze it over your heel? The solution to these problems is Jeny’s Super Stretchy Bind-Off (JSSBO). Use this super stretchy bind-off to improve the stretch of everything from sock cuffs to sweater necks. The super stretchy bind-off was created by Jeny Staiman. One thing to keep in mind is that the super stretchy bind-off does require just a little more yarn than the traditional bind-off. When to use Jeny’s Super Stretchy Bind-Off Toe-up stocks Give those sock cuffs the perfect amount of durability and stretch.

Sweater sleeves and hems Sometimes sweater hems and sleeves can have a too-tight bind-off that makes them uncomfortable. Sweater necklines That dreaded too-tight sweater neckline will be no more once you use the stretchy bind-off on it! Hats Jeny’s Super Stretchy Bind-Off Tutorial Step 1: Boiled Wool Mittens Instructions | The Choice of New England Fishermen. Boiled Wool Mittens Instructions | 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. Harper Point Photography I already have quite a few knit shawls (this one is my current fave), but I’m definitely going to make room in my wardrobe and knitting queue for the amazing Resistance Shawl. Originally printed in knitscene Accessories 2013 and now available as an Interweave exclusive kit, this shawl quickly became a reader favorite and it’s easy to see why! This shawl is worked from the top down in 5 sections, each consisting of 2 colors of alternating garter-stitch stripes. Speaking of worth it: the yarn. If you’re looking for a super fun knit that will leave you with a gorgeous autumn accessory, you’re going to want the Resistance Shawl kit! Happy shawl knitting! P.S. 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.

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