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YouTube. KnittingHelp.com. BabySetsSailPatternV4. Calculate your yarn. Ever wondered how? Here's a free guide. A while ago, I was asked if I could calculate some yarn for someone and after I did, I came up with an idea.

Calculate your yarn. Ever wondered how? Here's a free guide

What if I asked knitters if there was something knit related that was a bit of a mystery. Something people wanted a guide to or if I could help with a knitting problem….. One of the most popular responses was the question “How do I calculate yarn?” So I thought it would be a good idea to make it into a guide, a free guide. There are so many knitters who need to adapt patterns, sizing for example or those who design patterns and the problem was that all of the other ones on the web seemed really complicated. Five Petal Flower By Denice Johnson 1. Curly Doll Hair At Last. I have struggled with creating curly hair styles for the doll's for years..

Curly Doll Hair At Last

I tried everything under the sun to get yarn to curl permanently, but nothing seemed to work long term.. At one point, I was using a stiffening product intended for ribbon and then rolling a few strands at a time with perm rods.. This process was very, very time consuming and MESSY... It required the doll to sit in front of a fan for days so that all the yarn could dry... But worse than that, the curls didn't stay indefinitely...Sometimes I'd get all done, dry their hair style only to take out the perm rods and discover the "perm" hadn't taken, so I'd have to start all over..

You then take boiling water and pour it over the wound yarn... Quick Knit Flower by Denice Johnson. HeartStrings Knitterly News Subscription Confirmation. Sign up for free Want to help me with some of the costs of providing free educational resources?

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Every donation counts. Your donation, small or large, is very much appreciated. Thank you! "Your patterns are just fabulous ... unique and yet based on tradition. " - Jennifer C. "I just love the simplicity of your patterns and the complexity of their appearance. " - Maureen M. "I enjoy your website. . - Debby L. " . . . - Kimberly L. Your privacy and security are of utmost importance. HeartStrings Knitterly News Subscription Confirmation You will start receiving HeartStrings Knitterly News by email beginning with the next monthly issue. Exclusive offer for HeartStrings newsletter subscribers: An invitation to join KnitHeartStrings Knit-A-Longs We are going Beyond BOBBOL again in 2015 with projects tailored to appetizer portions of unique stitches and techniques made easy with KnitHeartStrings extra hand-holding KAL’s.

Would you like to join our KnitHeartStrings Beyond BOBBOL 2015 Knit-A-Long Series? P.s. One little, two little, three little sweaters. If at first you don't succeed, try again.

One little, two little, three little sweaters.

And again. And again. And again. I like to have a knitting project to keep me awake occupied while I'm a passenger in the car. Over the past winter I knit this sweet tiered sweater for Finley while we racked up a few thousand miles on our car. It's a simple pattern, knit in one piece from the top down. I'm allergic to wool, but the clerk at our local yarn shop assured me 2 strands of this gray wool blend yarn would knit up into a soft sweater comfortable for any child. Encore Tweed color T789/ Lot #49686 In case you aren't familiar with this theory, here it is:When you plant beans, you get beans. When I asked Little Finley Bean if she liked the sweater, she had no qualms about telling methat it wasn't very snugly.

As for the color, I realize now that a soon-to-be 4 year old has very specific likes and dislikes. Little Maggie Bean is too young to voice an opinion, so I knit hers with super chunky acrylic yarn. Minneapolis Purple Waaaaaa! Seriously. Knitting Puzzle1. Free Knitting Pattern - Tinsel. Soft and fuzzy rather than sparkly and scratchy this pattern is actually for a single fringe of cast on/off stitches.

Free Knitting Pattern - Tinsel

Multiple fringes are sewn together, back to back, to make a length of knitted tinsel. Min Whyman » 2010 » July. I’ve been playing round with hats lately.

Min Whyman » 2010 » July

A simple cloche or beanie can be knitted on two, four or five double pointed needles or on circular needles, whichever you feel happiest using. The shape is basically a tube tied off at one end, and if you have knitted a bag you can knit a hat. When you know how, you can produce your own hat recipe for any sized head so choose a yarn you like and needles to match the ply. Next, swatch your yarn. The number of stitches per 10cm will give you the basis to decide how many stitches you will need to cast on for your hat.

Sometimes when doing the measurements things can get a bit tricky. Here’s a basic recipe for a medium sized adult hat using approximately 150m of 8 ply woollen yarn. The pattern below is a guide only, personalize it and make it your own. On 3mm needles cast on 100 stitches, knit in stocking stitch for 10 rows or, if you want a more substantial rolled edge, cast on using 4mm needles and knit more rows for the edging. Rows 1,2,3: Purl.