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See Eunny Knit!: Majoring in Lace - Part III. Introduction; Shawl Construction • Yarn Choices; Needle Choices; Gauge: Chart Reading 101 • The Structure of Lace; Role of the YO; Role of the Decrease; Movements in Lace Knitting • Provisional and Invisible Cast Ons; Hard Cast Ons; Circular Beginnings The Structure of Lace Simply put, lace combines fields of positive space and negative space to create an image, whether a literal representation, a suggestion of an image, or an abstract pattern.

See Eunny Knit!: Majoring in Lace - Part III

Knitted lace uses the open area of a yarn over as negative space, and solid fabric as the positive. In dense, firm fabrics, YOs and decreases can create interesting sculptural effects: Image courtesy of the lovely Yahaira but most knitted lace is knitted at a very floppy gauge and then blocked perfectly flat and taut. The vein of a leaf; the foam of a breaking wave; the iris of a bird's eye. A lace motif may be as open (with as many yarn overs) or as solid (with as much plain stockinette or garter) as the creator likes. The Basics Building a lace fabric. Rib Cable Cast On. The rib cable cast on is quite a clever way to have your edges be exactly the same as your ribbing.

Rib Cable Cast On

If you are new to knitting, you may wonder what difference does it make. Ribbing is ribbing, right? It is true that you can make a beautiful sweater with ribbing on the cuffs and hem with a simple cast on. But what if taking just a bit more time with the cast on, you could transform your beautiful sweater to one with an extra touch that makes it "stand out in a crowd"? The method uses the Cable Cast On where you use the knit and purl methods to mimic your ribbing pattern. The ridge pattern is created with the cast on. The demonstration in this video is done with a k1, p1 ribbing. It may take a bit longer than other methods, but definitely produces a unique edge for cuffs or hems.

This one is sure to impress even the saavy. Another benefit of this cast on is that it creates the same stretch that you use ribbing for. Spud & Chloë & Blog - StumbleUpon. Hi Spud & Chloë Friends, After an overwhelmingly positive response for the Oink preview and for adding wings….. here he is!

Spud & Chloë & Blog - StumbleUpon

This project is so fast to work up you will barely blink an eye and a pig will be flying around your house. I promise. Oink’s body has a Hi Bounce Pink Ball inside but it is optional. You could also use fiberfill for stuffing instead of the ball. Here is some information you might like to know: Finished Measurements: 3 ½ inches tall by 2 ½ inches wide Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 160 yards/100 grams), 1 hank each in Watermelon #7512, Popsicle #7501 and Igloo #7517 (optional for the wings only) Needles: US size 5 double pointed needles, set of 4 or size to obtain gauge Tools: Yarn needle Scissors Tape measure or ruler Polyester fiberfill (small amount) Hi-Bounce Pinky Ball (optional and available on Amazon.com) Black embroidery floss Stitch marker.

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