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Fun with pockets ~ a tutorial. 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?

fun with pockets ~ a tutorial

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 if you pull your swatch apart, you'll be able to see the stitches a bit clearer. do you see the double vertical bars?

Lift the stitch so you isolate just one see? Now it's time for the scissors making sure you have just the one stitch make (deep breath) the cut. Knitting Abbreviations. First, I wanted to go over "Multiple of x stitches, plus x".

Knitting Abbreviations

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? Knitca™ Cast on a multiple of 6 stitches.

Knitca™

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. Drawing knitwear schematics in Illustrator: Part 2 - Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear. Last week's post covered setting up your preferences and layers in Illustrator.

Drawing knitwear schematics in Illustrator: Part 2 - Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear

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. It means that the drawing will give a good impression of the shape of the piece, without having to spend ages drawing lines to scale from measurements.

To get a good outline photo, make sure that you take the picture from directly overhead. The garment in the example below is the Droplet Bolero from A Stitch in Time vol 2. Drawing knitwear schematics in Illustrator: Part 1 - Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear. 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.

Drawing knitwear schematics in Illustrator: Part 1 - Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear

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. I work on a MacBook Pro using OS X version 10.6.8. 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.

Jen Arnall-Culliford Knitwear: Technical Editing

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. This is the basic angular outline shape for our schematic. It is the schematic for the Droplet Bolero from A Stitch in Time 2 (which should be landing on my doormat some time today or tomorrow - squeal!).

In order to add curves to the shape, we will convert some of the anchor points. Member Desktop. Wraps per inch method. How to buy enough yarn using the Wraps Per Inch method.

Wraps per inch method

Weaving in Ends. I have some good news.

Weaving in Ends

And, I have some bad news. Good news first: there is no one right way to weave in your ends. So, chances are, you haven’t been doing it wrong! Now, the bad news: there are so many different ways to weave in your ends, you might not be doing it the best way either. Having options, it’s a blessing and a curse. Some of our most seasoned customers would come in to find a knitting newbie at the communal table, finishing up a project in some newfangled kind of way. The perhaps unsettling truth is that there is probably another way to do whatever it is you are doing. Stockinette Weaving in Ends with Duplicate Stitch (on the ‘Right Side’) Weaving your ends using the duplicate stitch method means you will sew along your fabric, following the path of the stitched yarn. Videos Tutoriales DROPS.

Brooklyn Tweed. 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.

Short Rows: Shadow Wraps

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! TECHknitting.

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.

TECHknitting

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. This blog has already tackled one big mystery: why knitting curls (answer here). 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.