Receitas e Tutoriais
Maybe this should be called Evolution as it has evolved from Curve of Pursuit. It is our first afghan design that is not based entirely on sound geometric principles. It relies on the pliant nature of the knitting to allow some distortion which creates the zig- zag swirl.
Because so many of my patterns are top-down raglans, I thought it would be beneficial to do a step-by-step tutorial for how to do the “underarm divide.” The underarm divide is when you are done doing the raglan increases and it’s time to separate the sleeves and join the back and front pieces of the garment together. It can seem confusing the first time you do it, so hopefully these photo instructions will help.
So after my recent photo tutorial on how to do the underarm divide for top-down raglans, there were some additional questions about how to then pick up stitches for the sleeves and what to do about the pesky little hole that appears at the underarm where you join the yarn.
Yarn: Palette by Knit Picks (colorway: Fog) Wraps Per Inch: 14 wpi Needles: 2.75 mm (US 2) and 3.25 mm (US 3) Gauge: 28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Pattern: Woven Transverse Herringbone Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 4sts plus 2 Book: Treasury of Knitting Patterns Page: 96
You can download the full-size chart, verbal instructions and notes here . Variations of the pattern can be found in many modern day texts.
Freesia This pretty, asymmetrical shawl is knit diagonally using garter stitch, yarn overs and decreases.
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I already have a Medusa Cowl (I Wish I Was a Fashionista blog post) but I wanted a more 'summery' one. Something that says spring is in air - or soon will be so I thought the addition of a flower or 2 would be just the ticket. Last week when I was in my local craft shop browsing - I was looking for grotesque Halloween items - and I had my arms full of Halloween colours and plastic tarantulas, I spied this wool.
It's always interesting to see how any trend evolves. Patchwork, colour blocking, combining knits with wovens and creating sheerness with different guages. Machine knitting allows the knitter to create see-through areas easily, mixing heavier yarns with very fine guages.
T oday being Sunday it is time for Lucky Sunday chewin’ the cud (or ruminations for the fancy).
this being my first real adventure in toe-up socks, i was a loss as to what bind off to use. sensational knitted socks didn’t have a recommended bind-off (did it?)…and i’ve read enough blogs to know that i needed something stretchy. a quick google search didn’t turn up much, although i did rediscover laurie b’s toes and heels webpage (it’s a fantastic collection of links for different toe and heel techniques…thanks!).
I've never been a fan of short rows, mainly because I've never been able to make them look pretty. I've tried all the techniques--yarn overs, Japanese, wrapped, unwrapped, rewrapped, and encroachment-- and frankly, they all look hideous.