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Happy New Years Eve! If you are like me then you will be saying goodbye to 2015 at home because you are dull and boring, partying and dancing scares the bejesus out of you and you never could stay up until midnight anyway. So I’ll be knitting, handspinning, and maybe even playing around with my kiddie loom. And I’ll be playing on the internet. Selecting yarn colors for stripes using color theory. A lot of patterns going around at the moment feature stripes: two or three colors that go together perfectly.

Selecting yarn colors for stripes using color theory

You could follow the colors suggested in the pattern sample… but you want to try something a little different. But how in the world do you pick a colors that go together? Color theory. Knitting Time Calculator. Knitting Fool. Picking up along a garter edge. Pick-up Lines A whole bunch of you expressed interest in how I was picking up stitches in garter for the blanket, and so the other day when I finished one block and began the next, I took a bunch of pictures so I could show you.

Picking up along a garter edge

I experimented with a bunch of techniques at the beginning of this project, and this is what I've found that seems to make them really tidy. k1p1 invisible bind-off tutorial « crankygrrrrrl. 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?)

k1p1 invisible bind-off tutorial « crankygrrrrrl

…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!). Since you end at the cuff when you knit toe-up, the bind-off must be loose and elastic. it would be a tragedy to have (unintentionally) slouchy socks after all the time you put into it. i found a k1p1 invisible bind-off that i thought might work for me described in the twisted sister’s sock workbook. the wording was a little confusing, but i plowed on…and thought to put what i learned up on the ol’ blog to share with you. :) it may seem like a lot of work, but i think this bind-off is espcially pretty and very elastic. i hope you enjoy it as much as i do!

Tutorial: Sewn Kitchener Rib Bind Off. Don't forget the Sneaky Sale is still on!

Tutorial: Sewn Kitchener Rib Bind Off

Through Saturday, June 6, 2009, take 15% off your $15 or more purchase at Designs by Romi. Working in ends on multi-color knitting. Several readers have e-mailed recently, asking how to work in ends.

Working in ends on multi-color knitting

This has also been a recurrent subject on several knitting boards. IMHO, the best way to deal with ends is not to create any. For working in yarns of the SAME color as you go, this LINK shows two different ideas: 1) "felting ends" also called "spit splicing. " 2) Overlapping join But, what if you're changing colors? A felted or overlapping join is out of the question, because you'll have color mismatch. Today's post illustrates a technique called the Russian join, which is the classic solution for pre-working ends in multi-color knitting. Tutorial: Sewn Kitchener Rib Bind Off. Italian cast on. 2x2 Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off.

Tutorial: Invisible Provisional Cast-on. Here’s a little photo tutorial on how to do my favourite provisional CO, the invisible CO.

Tutorial: Invisible Provisional Cast-on

A little background: there are a few different methods of provisional CO, all with the same goal – to provide a starting point for your work, and to leave your first row of sts on a strand of waste yarn which can be easily removed, so that you can put the bases of your sts back onto a needle and either knit in the opposite direction or simply BO. This is really useful for a number of reasons… if you want both ends of a scarf to match, you could start with a provisional CO, knit to the end, BO, and then go back to the beginning, unpick your provisional CO and use the same BO. That’s just one example; there are many more. Provisional COs are really, really useful in lace-knitting, too. A very handy skill to have in your bag of tricks! The crochet provisional CO is very widely known, indeed, it was the first one I learnt. So, here we go. Then bring your needle over the main yarn: Crochet bind off. I can't stand to watch Icarus continues to drag along.

Crochet bind off

I've working out why it's making me batty. The yarn is fine enough that I can't "feel" what I'm knitting, so even thought the pattern is simple right now, I can't just zoom while I watch TV or read. I have to watch every stitch to make sure that everything goes as planned. I don't mind this when there is tons of intrigue in the knitting... like with patterned yarn overs and charts, but it turns out that if all I have to do is watch plain columns develop, I can't stand it. In an email, Patty asked me how to do the crochet-cast off I suggest in the poncho pattern on the sidebar. Chainless Foundation Single Crochet. Free Knit, Felted & Crochet Hat Patterns: Crystal Palace Yarns. Crystal Palace Yarns Free Patterns Indie Patterns Shop List Yarn Cards What's New?

Free Knit, Felted & Crochet Hat Patterns: Crystal Palace Yarns

Free Knit, Felted and Crochet Patterns for HATSCrystal Palace YarnsAn index to all the online Yarn Sample Cards on this site is here.Click here for a List of Free Knitting Patterns Arranged by Yarn Type C = Crochet Pattern F = Felted Pattern Chunky Mochi Child's Hat. Super Soft Merino Hats. I love the boisterous song that the colors of Super Soft Merino sing together, like the refrain that a group of merry hikers might belt out through a snow-covered forest!

Super Soft Merino Hats

And what better way to have some fun with color than to knit up a whole gaggle of hats? Looking at them all together, I imagine a lollipop shop where all the surfaces are white and all the lollipops bob around with their candy bright heads! On Christmas morning, when all the wrapping paper is off these hats, I love that my whole family will be left with the same happy thoughts as I'm having now.

Knit Slovakian Folklore Cap. 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5. If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make. Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. In my opinion they are the best! Bow Belt.

We're always looking for fun ways to add embellishments and touches of color to our outfits especially in the winter when we tend to get bored with everything and anything. With bows being fiercely back in style, what better way than with a bright bow belt! You can pick any color for this but we'd recommend something solid and cotton. Knit Tutorial - Picking Up Stitches. When you pick up stitches, you are adding knit stitches to an existing work in order to expand the work. Why would you pick up stitches? A few good reasons: Free Knitting Patterns - Over 500 Patterns Including Baby Knitting. Free Knit and Crochet Patterns.

Knitting Needle Sizing Conventions. How to make sense of Knitting Needle sizes on international and vintage patterns. One of the exciting aspects about looking at knitting patterns on the Internet is that there is access to a massive wide range of different patterns and designs. Not only are these designs and patterns written by designers from around the world, but also there are patterns available on the Internet which were written many years ago, giving a wealth of choice for today’s knitter. However, as different countries adopt different knitting needle-size descriptions (and countries such as the UK have moved to a metric system) sometimes it can be unclear which needle sizing definitions the instructions are referring to. For instance a vintage knitting pattern might have been written in the UK and therefore uses the old British needle sizes, but this might not be clear from a first glance at the pattern. The ‘How Many…?’ Knitting Tool.

Color Theory 101: selecting yarns that go together. The ‘How Many…?’ Knitting Tool. 4 Ply Fingering weight yarns : Loop's online knitting shop. Knitting Small Circumferences with Two Circular Needles « Working out Kinks and Fingering Yarn. Contributed by Paulette Vickery I love knitting small circumferences, like the crowns of hats or the thumbs of mittens, with 2 circular needles rather than a set of double-pointed needles.

Once you get the hang of it, the technique is much easier, less complicated, and not at all prone to having stitches fall off the needles. Plus you never have a little needle slip into the innards of a couch or roll merrily across the floor, managing to stay just out of reach. I’ll explain how to use two circular needles to knit small circumferences with a simple set of step-by-step instructions that will remove all of the confusion from the learning process. But first, take time to settle into your favorite knitting chair with a glass of your favorite libation at hand. Learning the Process So that we are all working on the same project, let’s use a 16-inch (41 cm) circular needle to make a simple hat. First, divide your stitches onto 2 needles.

It’s time to start knitting. Repeat the process. Summer 2006. Okay, so you've put hours and hours (and hours) into knitting and you've finished. Judy's Magic Cast On, a-la-Jeny. A bit over a year ago, I posted my version of Judy's Magic Cast On, which is very similar to the traditional version except that I start on the bottom needle. My original post is here. Then sometime after that, I re-engineered the first step, to make casting on easier and to make the end result neater. In the meantime, I also got some more practice using Adobe Illustrator.

Long-Tail Cast-On Trick « One More Thing. An Even Better Long-Tail Cast-On Trick « One More Thing. The Two-handed Fair Isle Technique. Tricksy Knitter - Knitting Patterns (plus tips and tricks to help you knit) Knitting Small Circumferences with Two Circular Needles « Working out Kinks and Fingering Yarn. Knitting needle conversion chart from Laughing Hens.

Knit Tutorial - Picking Up Stitches. Knitting and Picking up stitches along an edge. Picking up stitches along an edge Once the main body of the knitting has been completed, it is often necessary to add extra finishing rows for neck bands, button and buttonhole bands and other edgings. Sometimes these sections are knitted separately and sewn on but it is quicker and neater to pick up stitches along the edge and knit directly onto these. To pick up stitches along a cast on, cast off or shaped edgeAlways working under a whole stitch (never through a single thread), insert the point of the knitting needle under the first stitch, pass the yarn round the needle and draw a loop through to form a stitch. Continue for as many stitches as are required (Fig.66). To pick up stitches along side edgesTo work a button band on a cardigan, for example, insert the point of the knitting needle between the first and second rows 1 whole stitch in from the edge, pass the yarn over the needle and draw the loop through.

Knitting Instructional Video - How To Pick Up Stitches. Knitty.com. How to Knit Pick Up Stitches. Slip Slip Knit (ssk) Slip Slip Knit (ssk) Crochet DROPS dress with lace pattern at the bottom and buttons in the side in ”Muskat. DROPS MUSKAT UNI COLOUR (50g) 2.20 GBP DROPS MUSKAT UNI COLOUR (50g) 2.50 EUR DROPS 152-155 are now available in the stores for 1£ per catalogue – no yarn purchase required!

The catalogues are printed in a limited edition, so visit your local DROPS store today! Find the DROPS Spring & Summer 2014 Collection here! The DROPS knitting and crochet experts are also working full time making new tutorial videos for this new collection! - DROPS xtra xtra low prices, and your quality guarantee NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. Knitting needle conversion chart from Laughing Hens. Knitting Fool.

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