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thank you so much for the sweater love. i'm happy that the pockets were liked. if you'd like to try adding pockets to your knits too, here is a photo tutorial of how i've done it. ready? here we go... here is what you'll need to make your pocket(s). i've used contrasting color wool for the inside, but if you'd rather keep to all one color, then disregard the second color. for demonstration purposes i've made a swatch. before cutting into your sweater, i would suggest always making a swatch to practice on first, you'll want to determine where the pocket should be, then find the center on the sweater (swatch). it's easy to just look, but if you like you can add pins to mark the placement fun with pockets ~ a tutorial fun with pockets ~ a tutorial
First, I wanted to go over "Multiple of x stitches, plus x". This isn't an abbreviation, however it is frequently seen with stitch patterns. For example, Bee Stitch is worked over a Multiple of 2 stitches, Plus 1. So how many stitches does this mean to cast on? Knitting Abbreviations | The Weekly Stitch Knitting Abbreviations | The Weekly Stitch
Lace :: 10 | Knitca™ Cast on a multiple of 6 stitches. Add 2 more selvage stitches if you want to make a nice-looking edge. Row 1 (right side): *knit 3 sts, purl 3 sts*, repeat from * to * as necessary.Row 2 and every wrong side row: work sts as they present themselves.Row 3 (right side): *knit 3 sts, purl 3 sts*, repeat from * to * as necessary.Row 5 (right side): *yarn over; slip 1 st, knit 2 sts tog, pass the slipped st over the decreased st (double left-slanting decrease); yarn over, knit 3 sts*, repeat from * to * as necessary.Row 7 (right side): *purl 3 sts, knit 3 sts*, repeat from * to * as necessary.Row 9 (right side): *purl 3 sts, knit 3 sts*, repeat from * to * as necessary.Row 11 (right side): *knit 3 sts, yarn over; slip 1 st, knit 2 sts tog, pass the slipped st over the decreased st (double left-slanting decrease); yarn over*, repeat from * to * as necessary. Repeat rows 1-12 as necessary for completing your project. You can also work according to the chart below. Lace :: 10 | Knitca™
Drawing knitwear schematics in Illustrator: Part 2 - Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Drawing knitwear schematics in Illustrator: Part 2 - Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Last week's post covered setting up your preferences and layers in Illustrator. In this post, I will cover drawing basic outline shapes, then I will do a post on finishing off the schematic, covering things like adding curves and alignment. I like to draw schematics from an overhead flat shot of the garment.
One of the many jobs that I've done while working on A Stitch in Time 2 is drawing schematics for each of the garments. I thought it might be helpful to do a quick run-down on drawing these, as it seems to be a question that pops up from time to time on designer blogs and in the designer's group on Ravelry. I am using Adobe ® Creative Suite 5 ® (CS5) and my copy of Illustrator ® is version 15.0.0. Drawing knitwear schematics in Illustrator: Part 1 - Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Drawing knitwear schematics in Illustrator: Part 1 - Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear: Technical Editing Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear: Technical Editing Today's post covers refining your outline shape - adding curves and details - as well as adding measurements and aligning. This completes the series on using Illustrator to draw knitwear schematics. The first two posts in this series covered setting up preferences and layers in Illustrator, and drawing basic outline shapes.
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Wraps per inch method | Wool Festival How to buy enough yarn using the Wraps Per Inch method Ahhh, you're looking at a fine skein of yarn, and don't yet have a pattern or design. It's on sale, it's calling your name. Wraps per inch method | Wool Festival
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Short Rows: Shadow Wraps Short Rows: Shadow Wraps Over the last couple weeks I’ve reviewed the plain wrap, the yarn over wrap, the Japanese wrap, and the double stitch wrap. Finally we come to my little unvention, the shadow wrap. Thank you to Penny, Aurelia & Alice for their eagle sharp eyes! The instructions have been updated. Method #5: Shadow Wraps With the shadow wrap all the work is done when creating the wrap – once you’re done, the shadow wrap dissolves into the shadows, and yay!
includes 13 illustrations, click any illustration to enlarge *For those following along with the 8-trick Pocket Hat KAL, there are no pattern instructions in today's post. Rather, this is a general post about how to make ribbing without those icky dots, a trick which will be used on the hats in a future installment. RIBBING WITH NO ICKY DOTSthe interplay of texture and color Knitting contains many mysteries. TECHknitting
knitty.com Using 1 strand each of A, B and C held together, CO 7 sts. Work 4 rows in Seed Stitch. Next Row [RS]: K1, p1, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, p1, k1. 9 sts.