Embroidery is used to add another dimension to your work once the knitting and blocking is complete. It is most effective on simple stitch patterns—stockinette stitch is the best. Many types of yarn can be used for embroidery, but you should select one that is smooth enough to go through the knitted fabric. Make sure that the weight and content of the yarn is appropriate for the knit piece. Yarns that are too thin will sink into the fabric, and a too-thick yarn will stretch out the piece. The embroidery yarn should have the same care properties as the yarn used for your sweater and should be colorfast.
It’s Allison again, visiting from little lovelies , here to talk embroidery . I am so happy to be back and share a tutorial with you. Today I am going to go over the back stitch (my favorite!) and then share how to make this: Let’s start with how to make a back stitch.
This stitch is done with herringbone stitch as the base. The herringbone stitch is tacked down using small straight stitches at the crosses. There are two ways this can be done: one, by using just a single stitch over the crosses. Second, by using two stiches across each other over the crosses. The illustrations will make it clearer. ….
The idea behind the Basic Weaving stitch is very versatile and can be used in endless variations. It's unexpected and retro looking. A cute idea for this stitch would be to use it to fill in a larger area (where you might normally use satin stitch .)
Now it's time to grab that other sock, provided it hasn't disappeared. Don't laugh -- I have about a half dozen socks whose partners have mysteriously vanished. It can happen. Turn the sock inside out and flatten it the other way, so the heel is folded in half. This sock is much more picky as to what it turns into.