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. Techniques with Theresa - Fall 2008 - what's with gauge. “To save time, take time to check gauge.”
“Check your gauge before starting.” Summer 2008 - Care and Repair of sock. 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. Kitchener Bind Off. Denise's Toe=Up Socks lesson six. 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. . . .) Break yarn, leaving a tail about 4 times as long as the circumference of the sock. . * sew forward (right to left) through two stitches as if to purl, leave the stitches on. Denise's variation for circular knitting: For the very first stitch only, after you go backwards through it, do not remove it, instead move it to be the last stitch on the final needle. Grafted cast off for single rib This cast off is the equivalent of grafting or duplicate stitch across the top of the single rib stitches. Click on any of the photos for a larger image. Tutorial: how to custom a fit a sweater. Sweater Project » Sock Conversion Chart. BACK to the back join.
Joining - Techniques with Theresa. 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? Are you going to “tink” back to the edge? 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. If possible, use the original yarn used for the garment to sew the pieces together. Instead of wicking or bobble yarn, or extremely thick yarn you can use a thinner, smooth wool in a suitable colour, or cotton (depending on the garment). Sewing thread (despite its name) is not suitable here because it is not elastic enough. The Knitting Zone - Easy Sock Blockers / Stretchers. 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. Thanks Natalie, and also Erin for forwarding me the link. Yay! Materials: a piece of plastic placemat or any thick-ish plastics sheet. Step-by-step instructions: 1. 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: We urge manufacturers, publishers and designers, to adopt these guidelines. Downloads of the graphic symbols are available at this web site at no charge. Silver's Sock Class. 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. Exercises in Knitting. Brannock Device Company, Inc. The Sock Calculator. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
All is not lost. All is not lost Yesterday I got a letter from Sue. Sue wrote: Length reassignment surgery: lengthening and shortening ... 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. Attach a new, unkinked yarn by any of these methods: Russian join, overcast join, overlap join, back join. SOAK wool wash. The organized knitter - handmade knitting needle cases. Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival. Boing boing - history of guerrilla knitting. Indexes.