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Knitting designer series: Creating a knitting pattern. Knitting designer series: I invited a few of my favourite knitwear designers to discuss their design process and inspiration and to share some tips and ideas too. Hilary Smith Callis lives in San Francisco with her husband and toddler son. You can find her line of knitting patterns at theyarniad and find her on Ravelry as theyarniad. After I’ve published a new pattern, I often talk about my inspiration for the design, but I only focus on what it looks like. Rarely, if ever, do I get down into the details of how the pattern itself comes about. In my fantasies, after I have an idea for a design and make a little sketch, I just sit down one day and knit the whole thing.

The Idea The idea for Indicum came from something I spotted on The Sartorialist some months ago. Design Seeds®: For All Who Love Color. Wrap your mind around this FINALLY!

The over-clothed Northerners have caught up, or maybe I should say gotten down, with our cousins in the South. It is summer! We are sleeveless and wonderful, just like you’ve been for months! One of my favorite holidays was spent on Ocean Ave. in a restored deco hotel on South Beach, Miami. Sweater Menu. Site News: Recently email addresses have been experiencing difficulty receiving the verification email following the creation of a new account.

Sweater Menu

My internet service provider (ISP) advised me that this was due to an aggressive spam filter operated by AOL. My ISP is working with AOL regarding the problem. Meanwhile, if you are one of the unfortunates whose verification email was blocked by AOL and you think you may have missed out on your verification email, please *Contact Me* so we can get that verfication completed. The Contiguous Method - a description of the contiguous method. Knitting Calculator - Calculate Yarn Requirements for a Variety of Projects at Jimmy Beans Wool. The Incredible, Custom-fit Raglan Sweater. A simple, fill-in-the-blanks method for making the incredible, custom-fit raglan--the sweater that is knit from the neck down in one piece, to fit anybody!

The Incredible, Custom-fit Raglan Sweater

By Pamela Costello, St. Paul, Minnesota Introduction. Staying honest when measuring your swatch » Knit Picks Blog. I am beginning my first attention at a top down sweater.

Staying honest when measuring your swatch » Knit Picks Blog

I’ve chosen the Merryall Cardigan. I’ll be knitting it with Wool of the Andes in Amethyst Heather. Many, many, many years ago, I watched The Knitter’s Workshop for the first time. She pointed out that it is easy, and tempting, to stretch or scrunch your conscientiously knit swatch to fit the stitch count you are trying to attain. Sort of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it? The first step towards an accurate swatch is to cast on at least six inches worth of stitches. Lay your swatch flat. Now comes the moment of truth. Simple hat calculator - StumbleUpon. Abbreviations: K = Knit K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together as if they were one (this is a decrease).

simple hat calculator - StumbleUpon

Round is the same as row, except it is in a circle. Step One: Find number to cast on: Choose size from row on top; drop down column to row with your gauge. If you are between gauges and/or sizes, multiply your gauge times hat size in inches, then look in the gauge rows on either side of your gauge to find the closest cast-on number. Use that gauge number to determine which decrease row (see below) to begin on. Step Two: Knit in stockinette st (knit every round) for the number of inches below for the chosen size, or desired length; the brim will roll naturally for the first 2 or 3 inches; unroll the brim to measure.

Heels by Number. Heels by number Disclaimer: I have not personally turned each of these heels using the number of stitches indicated, but the numbers should work.

Heels by Number

The Sock Calculator. Standards & Guidelines for Crochet & Knitting. The publishers, fiber, needle and hook manufacturers and yarn members of the Craft Yarn Council have worked together to set up a series of guidelines and symbols to bring uniformity to yarn, needle and hook labeling and to patterns, whether they appear in books, magazines, leaflets or on yarn labels.

Standards & Guidelines for Crochet & Knitting

Our goal is to make it easier for industry manufacturers, publishers and designers to prepare consumer-friendly products and for consumers to select the right materials for a project and complete it successfully. Included are: We urge manufacturers, publishers and designers, to adopt these guidelines. Knitting Design for Beginners: Designing Knitwear Patterns; Getting Started. Once you can knit, there is nothing to stop you from designing your own simply shaped garments.

Knitting Design for Beginners: Designing Knitwear Patterns; Getting Started.

This is the first part of a series of articles which will show you how. Knitting is maths; knitwear design even more so. This is a thought that often scares people, but nobody who knits need be afraid of the numbers, as all knitters are already counting and measuring as they go. The mathematical side doesn’t have to be difficult or complex, but it is vital. Designing your own patterns is straightforward and satisfying. Equipment Knitting needles (of course)Yarn – do you have enough? The ‘How Many…?’ Knitting Tool. If I want to decrease 14 stitches over 6 inches - how many rows should I work between decreases?

The ‘How Many…?’ Knitting Tool

My pattern needs me to increase 13 stitches evenly over a row - how often do I increase? I want to knit something 13 inches wide - how many stitches do I cast on? Tutorial: how to custom a fit a sweater.