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magazine - Short rows for bust shaping (technique feature) Short Rows for Bust Shaping Short rows have lots of uses. They make a flat object take shape. They can be the heel of a sock, or they can turn the stair stepping of a shoulder into a smooth angle. They can build up the back neck in a raglan sweater, or they can shape a sweater front for a large bosom. Today’s article is focusing on short rows for bust shaping. magazine - Short rows for bust shaping (technique feature)
Techniques with Theresa - Fall 2008 - what's with gauge Techniques with Theresa - Fall 2008 - what's with gauge “To save time, take time to check gauge.” “Check your gauge before starting.” “IF YOU DON’T CHECK GAUGE, HAIR WILL GROW OUT OF YOUR EARS AND YOUR KNITTING WILL SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUST!!”
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Hand-knitted socks are a glorious thing. As a project, they’re supremely portable and help make many a boring commute or lunch hour more interesting. As a finished object, they’re delightful. Even Albus Dumbledore claimed his deepest desire was thick woolen socks. And since socks are a significant investment of time and energy - about 34,000 stitches in an average pair of adult socks made in sock-weight yarn - we naturally want them to stay whole and in good condition for as long as possible. Summer 2008 - Care and Repair of sock Summer 2008 - Care and Repair of sock
Kitchener Bind Off
Cybersocks Toe-up Socks Instructor Denise Powell Lesson Six - Two Stretchy Cast Offs The first method is easy and can be used on any edge. The second takes more practice and works with single rib only but gives a very elegant finish. Elizabeth Zimmermann's Sewn Cast off This is from Knitting Without Tears; it has been a favourite of mine for many years (hmm, that's an ambiguous sentence - I meant the cast off, but it applies equally to the book. . . .) Denise's Toe=Up Socks lesson six Denise's Toe=Up Socks lesson six
Tutorial: how to custom a fit a sweater
Sweater Project » Sock Conversion Chart
BACK to the back join The back join (subject of a previous post) is a method for working in the tails AS YOU GO in multi-color knitting. The back join is NOT confusing, but judging from the e-mails in the TECHknitting in-box, the first post about it WAS confusing. It would be a pity to obscure such a useful technique with badly-written instructions, so here's another run at it--with an additional illustration showing the back join as it is being knitted. BACK to the back join
Joining - Techniques with Theresa : Knitty Spring+Summer 2010 Joining - Techniques with Theresa : Knitty Spring+Summer 2010 The best join is a join that is as invisible as possible. The best way to accomplish a nearly invisible join varies with the yarn’s fiber content, thickness, the type of project and other factors. If you're knitting something that will be sewn together later, it's best to join a new yarn at the edge so that the yarn ends can be hidden in the seam. Just finish the row, attach the new yarn with a loose knot and start the next row with the new skein of yarn. But what if you run out of yarn unexpectedly in the middle of a lace shawl with 300 stitches on the needle?
LANA GROSSA Knitting Tip Sewing on Sleeves Perfect Seams Only neat, almost invisible seams finish off your knitted garment perfectly. "Knit" stitch is the best method for shoulder seams. For joining seams use a blunt darning needle so as not to split the yarn when sewing. LANA GROSSA Knitting Tip Sewing on Sleeves
The Knitting Zone - Easy Sock Blockers / Stretchers
Super Easy DIY Sock Blockers (Tutorial) Super Easy DIY Sock Blockers (Tutorial) I've always wanted some sock blockers, but was a bit skeptical about paying $20-30 for one... If you're like me, try these... they are really easy to make and cost me a dollar. Oh, just why did it took me so long to get inspired.... ETA 5/5/07: I'm absolutely thrilled to learned that this tutorial has been featured on Craftzine.
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. 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: Standards & Guidelines for Crochet & Knitting
These patterns are sized for the average adult foot, male or female, and will fit a very wide range of feet. Later in the patterns, you will be instructed to measure the length of the intended foot. This is where you will customize the length of the sock for a perfect fit. Socks stretch nicely, and thus unless you have exceptionally sized feet, fit should not be an issue... with the following exceptions: - If your foot is very narrow or small, you should knit on a needle size or two smaller for a tighter fit around your foot. Optional: Use a K1 P1 ribbing for tighter elasticity. Silver's Sock Class Silver's Sock Class
Exercises in Knitting - KnitWiki
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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. 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.

Technickety: How to unvent a simple cable

I had a heap of messages asking where the cable for Jeff's glove came from. It's a fairly generic multi-strand cable; called a "Saxon Braid" (thanks, Purly White!). I see Wendy at wendyknits has used it for a sweater, and I'm sure it's to be found in stitch dictionaries. That said, being able to read an existing cable and knowing how to reconstruct it is a very useful skill. I'm not suggesting, of course, that the following be used in any way that takes credit away from a designer of a garment - rather, this is a reference for understanding how a simple cable works and how to write a chart. The actual process is far more intuitive than what follows, but I've written each step out, just for documentation's sake.
All is not lost Yesterday I got a letter from Sue. Sue wrote: I'm knitting Teva Durham's Cabled Riding Jacket.

All is not lost

includes 3 illustrations, click any illustration to enlarge As a frequenter of Ravelry, I have discovered that Ravelry is the greatest timesuck ever invented, although it is also the best website for all knitters (and spinners and crocheters) and you should join now lots of knitters would like to know how to make too-short knitwear longer, and too-long knitwear shorter, or remove a cast on and redo it, or otherwise start or end their fabric in some other place than it is now. Now, this isn't very difficult, but it is scary the first time you try it, and there are a few shoals in the water, so that's the subject of today's post. Problem: Let us suppose that you have a sleeve or a hat which is TOO SHORT or TOO LONG, and that you have knitfrom the top down in the round or back and forthin stockinette Lucky you, that is the easiest case! Solution: Unravel and re-knit longer/shorter. Length reassignment surgery: lengthening and shortening ...
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