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TECHknitting: Hems and facings: the inside front corner. A while ago, TECHknitting ran a 10-part series on knitting better cuffs and bands.

TECHknitting: Hems and facings: the inside front corner

The fifth post of that series dealt with sewing shut hems and facings. Recently, an anonymous commenter to that post asked: I'm having trouble turning corners with the hemming of my cardigan. I have hems down the center of the sweater and then round to the hem of the bottom of the sweater. Your tips on hemming were helpful but when I try to make the turns they aren't very neat - any suggestions or tips? This is truly a case where pictures are worth thousands of words, so here you go, Anon!

Above is the "ordinary" method of getting a tidy join on the inside of a sweater front where the front facing and the bottom hem come together. Above is a different way of making the corner--both hem and facing are knit at at a 45 degree angle, using short rows. Basic Techniques: Knitting Clean Edges - Knitting Today. How do you master knitting clean edges, improving the look of your finished knitting projects?

Basic Techniques: Knitting Clean Edges - Knitting Today

There’s a little trick I’d like to share with you today. There’s basically three types of edges in knitting: the knotty edge, the straight and mixed ones. Knotty Edges Until recently, I did not really care much about the edges in my knitting projects. I just worked in the pattern given and did not treat the selvedge stitches in any special way. If you just knit every first stitch of a row, a knotty edge is the result.

All you need to know about yarn weights - Joy of Motion. There are a lot to know about yarn and even more to figure out about yarn weights if you are new to it.

All you need to know about yarn weights - Joy of Motion

But even though you have been creating stuff with yarn your whole life there might still be things to learn. Here’s an encyclopedia covering all you need to know about yarn weights; all the different standards & names. As with crochet terms there is also different naming systems or definitions. This can be quite frustrating when reading crochet patterns. There’s many different standards for yarn weights. I’ll also go through the meaning of the term “yarn weights”. Your Complete Guide to Online Knitting Stitch Dictionaries - This Knitted Life. Updated July 23, 2016 to add sites suggested by readers.

Your Complete Guide to Online Knitting Stitch Dictionaries - This Knitted Life

Keep em’ coming! Even before I started designing, I would sit down and browse the vast Internet for knitting stitches. Your Complete Guide to Online Knitting Stitch Dictionaries - This Knitted Life. Shawl Design for Everybody - Your Free Shawl Design Online Course. Have you ever dreamed about becoming a shawl designer?

Shawl Design for Everybody - Your Free Shawl Design Online Course

You are not alone. Lots of shawl knitters dream of a design career, and about making a living from their knitting pattern designs. As somebody who achieved this – yes, I’m making a living from knitting – I’m telling you exactly what it takes to become a successful shawl designer. Shawl Design for Every Shawl Shape You Can Possibly Think Of The picture below provides an overview about the shawl shapes covered in this free online course. Knit-Front-Slip-Back. The "knit front and back" (KFB) increase is easy to do, but it leaves a tiny bar across the front of the knitting.

Knit-Front-Slip-Back

There are lots of ways to increase that don't leave a bar, but I learned about one recently that surprised me with its simplicity. It's closely related to the KFB, but as well as not leaving the bar, it's also quicker and even easier. The trick to remove the bar is to knit into the front of the stitch as normal, but then slip the back leg onto the right needle instead of knitting it. The Knitting Maniac: Free Printable Knitting Graph Paper Downloads. Enjoy my FREE PRINTABLE KNITTING GRAPH PAPER ~ which mimic an actual knit stitch ~clickable images that you can download, create designs, and then print!

The Knitting Maniac: Free Printable Knitting Graph Paper Downloads

Tips for Practical Sock Knitting: 9 Sock Heel Types - Interweave. Last week, we covered the re-footing method from Weldon’s Practical Stocking Knitter.

Tips for Practical Sock Knitting: 9 Sock Heel Types - Interweave

This week, we’re taking a look at 9 sock heel types covered in the same collection. Isn’t this chart of Victorian heel types fascinating?? Not to mention decorative—I printed it out and hung it on my bulletin board over my yarn stash. Now, take a closer look at these heels. Are they all that different from each other? I started to dig into the instructions for each of these heels, as spelled out in Weldon’s Practical Stocking Knitter, First & Second Series, and the very first heel is already a quirky little thing in my book. Super Sock Calculator. Please fill out the very short DIY survey and help me with my research project.Read more...Thanks, Eddie.

Super Sock Calculator

Eskimimi’s Knitulator knitting increase and decrease calculator. Knitulate!

Eskimimi’s Knitulator knitting increase and decrease calculator

The Knitulator is provided free for all to use, so please feel free to link to it, pin, Facebook or Tweet it for future use by yourself and anyone you think might find it handy. Some graphics are also included below if you wish for a button or graphic to share with the link. There may be some improvements/changes in the future, but baby brain is definitely saying 'later' to me at the moment. In the meantime there is also a handy Information and FAQ section below. Handy Info & FAQ. Sock Knitting: How a Sock Should Fit. Yes, it’s true! We’re releasing a whole book on the topic of sock fit. (It’s not just about how to fit a sock, but the book also provides lots of great patterns and tips on how to customize a sock pattern for special fit needs.) Sock fit matters for two reasons: comfort and longevity.

If you’re going to go to the trouble of knitting a pair of socks, they should fit you properly. A well-fitted sock is more comfortable to wear, and will last much longer. Socks should be worn with a little bit of negative ease—that is, they should be smaller than the foot (and leg) they’re to cover. Marpleridge Socks from Custom Socks by Kate Atherley. A handknitted sock (especially one made out of wool or other animal fibers) will stretch out over the day. For the best fit, a sock for an adult should measure about 10 percent—practically speaking, that corresponds to about 1” (2.5 cm)—smaller than the actual leg or foot circumference, and about 1/2” (1.3 cm) shorter than the actual foot length. Slip-Twist-Turn Decrease. The commonly used left-leaning decreases look ugly. Instead of the neat, orderly line formed from a series of right-leaning K2Tog† decreases, the left-leaning SSK decreases are large and loopy and don't line up with the stitches above and below them. Learning to Knit with a Knit Sheath.

I’ve been practicing with my knit sheath. I’m not going to say that I’m pretty good. That would be bragging. It might also be untrue. Knitting Stitch Dictionary*Sweater Pattern Generator*Knitting Reference. The Knitting Fiend. Chart Minder. Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software – Canva.