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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.

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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. By the way, welcome to If you are new here, I suggest that you explore the Alphabetical listing. If you are looking for a cable or a lace or some particular category of knitting pattern, try the Stitch Type Listing. If you are looking for a stitch that repeats over a cetain number of stitches, try the Stitch Count Listing. 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 The incredible, custom-fit raglan is a sweater knit from the neck down in a single piece on circular needles, and it can be made to fit any size from infant to adult. It can be easily adapted to become a cardigan, crew-neck or V-neck. This form of raglan sweater is not my original idea. This worksheet will take you through the steps required to design and knit the custom-fit raglan. Materials The materials needed to design and knit this sweater are: What kind of yarn? This is your sweater, so choose any yarn you darn well please! How much yarn? 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. Simple hat calculator - StumbleUpon. 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

If you encounter any problems, I would appreciate being advised by mail to Note: You can also start turning the heel on a purl row, and many people prefer to do so. I actually do either, depending on the pattern I'm working on. End the heel flap ready to start a wrong side row. 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. Downloads of the graphic symbols are available at this web site at no charge.

We ask that if you use them in any publication that you advise us in an e-mail of your intention to use them and that the following credit line be given: Source: Craft Yarn Council's 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.

The ‘How Many…?’ Knitting Tool. Tutorial: how to custom a fit a sweater.