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Basic Sock Recipe - Vickie Howell. Knitlify. Yarn Substitution. Tutorial: garter tab CO for top-down crescents - La Visch Designs. Many top-down shawl patterns start with a garter tab cast-on because it creates a lovely seamless start of any shawl.

tutorial: garter tab CO for top-down crescents - La Visch Designs

Most people will be familiar with this cast-on for traditional top-down triangle shawls. A tutorial on working such a garter tab cast-on can be found here. Three Ways to Knit Nupps. Sometimes when a project looks plain, it helps to add a little "something" to it to make our knitted creation more interesting.

Three Ways to Knit Nupps

That's when it's great to use nupps (rhymes with "soup"). What is a nupp? It's a little one stitch bud (the word "nupp" means "bud" in Estonian) that is smaller and more delicate than a bobble. It does not disrupt the stitch pattern because it is worked over just one stitch. That means that we can add it to our knitting anywhere we like without adjusting the pattern. Purled I-Cord Bind Off in Three Easy Steps. Skip to main content Purled I-Cord Bind Off in Three Easy Steps This little technique is a perfect example that shows how we can tweak a most basic thing like an i-cord to get an absolutely different look.

Purled I-Cord Bind Off in Three Easy Steps

After all, there are no strict rules in knitting, right? Do we have to always knit all stitches when we make an i-cord or close stitches using an i-cord bind off? Not necessarily! TECHknitting: Smoothed circles: a jogless join for single rounds in different colors. Here's a way to completely avoid the jog when knitting single rounds in different colors.

TECHknitting: Smoothed circles: a jogless join for single rounds in different colors

Not only do you avoid the jog, but your ends are worked in at the same time. Introducing "smoothed circles. " TECHknitting blog has tackled the subject of jogless stripes several times. Focus on Fit. We’re launching a series of blog posts about a topic that shouldn’t be touchy, but often is: sweater fit, or how to create garments that you love to wear because they make you feel beautiful.

Focus on Fit

Good fit seems like such a positive concept, yet it can turn negative in a heartbeat. Just thinking about how your clothing fits can make you feel like you’ve undressed in front of a room full of critics, unless you love every single part of your body. If you’re that self-confident, I’d like to shake your hand in hopes that your magic will rub off on me. How to Wet Block Knitted Lace. Knitting lace can be a wonderfully satisfying challenge, but it takes a good wet blocking to see the complete transformation from a bit of crumpled up loops and stitches to the full beauty of a lace design.

How to Wet Block Knitted Lace

Wet blocking lace can be intimidating, but it’s easier than you think! Here is a full tutorial on how to do it, step by step. Friday Links: Knitting Techniques Edition – 10 10 Studio. I know I've mentioned time and again things I think all knitters should know.

Friday Links: Knitting Techniques Edition – 10 10 Studio

So instead of having you go google crazy I did ya'll a favor and listed my favorites right here. Actually, I did myself this favor because now when I want to remember how to do something I don't have to go google crazy. Yea! How to Magic Loop. TECHknitting: Pinstriping: vertical columns of color, added after the knitting is finished. Lots of photos and illustrations plus a video--Pinstriping on knitting--what is it?

TECHknitting: Pinstriping: vertical columns of color, added after the knitting is finished.

Click any picture to enlarge Pinstriping is vertical Fake Latvian Braid. Like Fake Latvian Braid, pinstriping is added via a crochet hook and the slip-stitch, after the knitting is done. The little things – whit. I promised posts about the little design details I’m using in the babyStripes!

the little things – whit

Cardigan, and hey, look at me follow through on my promises! That’s gotta be a first here on the blog! One thing I think I might be a bit notorious for amongst my knitting friends is my obsession with details and finishing. I plan the finishing details of my sweater right from the beginning of the design process, because I find that there are things I can do as I knit to set everything up for a very nicely finished sweater, and for me it’s those little details that make all the difference between having a finished project that’s just going to get stuck in a drawer somewhere, and one I’m actually going to wear proudly as part of my regular wardrobe.

How to knit the Suspended Bind Off. Symbols for Stitches and Knitting Techniques. A classical knit on right side, unless in the pattern description states otherwise.

Symbols for Stitches and Knitting Techniques

On wrong side so are indicated purl stitch. A classical purl on right side, unless in the pattern description states otherwise. On wrong side so are indicated knit stitch. Knit two stitches together through front of loops. Knit two stitches together through back of loops. Reduce two purl stitches together. Purl stitch with slip stitch passed over (from the back). Reduce three knit stitches together (at the front). Reduce three knit stitches together (at the back). Reduce three knit stitches together (with the central stitch). Reduce three purl stitches together. Yarn over. Double yarn over. Backward yarn over. Chain stitch. Knitting a yarn over without an eyelet. Slip a stitch from the left needle to the right one without knitting it. Stitch with a yarn over. Stitch with two yarn overs. Stitch with three yarn overs. Knit between stitches. Increase two stitches out of one. Increase three stitches out of one. Eight Most Popular Cast-On And Bind-Off Knitting Methods.

Most beginner knitter may only be familiar with one or two different ways to cast on stitches, here we see a collection of 8 stitches that are used to start off a project. This article showcases a total of eight popular cast-on and bind-off knitting methods that can be used for all types of knitting techniques and projects. There are in fact many ways to cast stitches on when we start knitting and here we see a collection of 8, which along with a video of each method will give an insight into these techniques. 4 Ways to Neaten Sloppy Knit Edge Stitches. Every now and then, our Craftsy members write to us with the knitting problems that are driving them nuts. One common issue? A messy knit edge stitch. One of our Craftsy members asks: “The first stitch in every row is loose and sloppy. What did I do wrong and how do I fix it?” Standard Size Measurements - Glamour4You. How To Do The Math For Toe Up Sock Gussets — With Wool. Stitch Count: 64 sts Row Gauge: 13 rows/inch Sock Length: 10.25” Step 1: The usual number to increase for a sock gusset is 50% of the stitch count.

For this pair, that means increasing 32 stitches before beginning the heel turn. Hat Size Guide: Preemies Through Adults - Lion Brand Notebook. You don't need to learn Japanese: (Ethnic Knitting Adventures): Knitty Spring+Summer 2014. Look at the bottom of the drawing to see the total number of stitches to cast on. Notice the first 2 rows of the chart are not numbered. They are the cast-on row and the setup row. The chart is 39 stitches wide and there are 4 sts on either side, which will be worked in garter stitch, as indicated in the schematic. The pattern does not specify a specific kind of cast-on. I almost always use long-tail, so that's what I used here. TECHknitting: Hems and facings: the inside front corner. A while ago, TECHknitting ran a 10-part series on knitting better cuffs and bands. 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! Basic Techniques: Knitting Clean Edges - Knitting Today.

All you need to know about yarn weights - Joy of Motion. Your Complete Guide to Online Knitting Stitch Dictionaries - This Knitted Life. Updated July 23, 2016 to add sites suggested by readers. Keep em’ coming! Even before I started designing, I would sit down and browse the vast Internet for knitting stitches. This would occur most frequently if I wanted to knit a scarf. I spent way too much time searching for just the perfect stitch pattern before I cast on, often something reversible. As a general rule, I think ALL of the free online catalogs of basic knitting stitch patterns could benefit from a technological makeover. Alas, the world is not perfect. The universe of possible knitting stitches is also vast. I recently invested in a couple actual books of knitting stitchtionaries after renewing the library versions five thousand times. If you know of additional free online knitting stitchtionaries, please share site names or links in the comments.

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? 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. Free Shawl Design Course: Table Of Contents Square Shawl Shapes Triangle Shawl Shapes Circles, Circle Parts & Crescents Circular & Annular Shawls (CIRCLE, RING)Circular segments (CIRCLE-SEC, RING-SEC)Crescents Shawls (CRESC, TRAPEZ) Stars and Polygon Shawl Shapes Polygon Shawls and Star Shapes (POLY-5/7/N, POLY-SEGMENT, STAR) Faroese Shawls and Winged Triangles Innovative Shawl Shapes By the way… Did you know?

Save. Knit-Front-Slip-Back. The Knitting Maniac: Free Printable Knitting Graph Paper Downloads. Tips for Practical Sock Knitting: 9 Sock Heel Types - Interweave. Super Sock Calculator. Eskimimi’s Knitulator knitting increase and decrease calculator. Sock Knitting: How a Sock Should Fit. Slip-Twist-Turn Decrease. Learning to Knit with a Knit Sheath. Knitting Stitch Dictionary*Sweater Pattern Generator*Knitting Reference. The Knitting Fiend. Chart Minder.