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The term warm weather sounds a little weird when it's garbage day and you have to scrape off ice to get the trash can lid open. However, as I am forever the sparkling-eyed optimist, here's a post for warm weather knitting patterns. Knitty's new issue, spring+summer 2011 , has some very pretty patterns, and they're free!
I got sick of the 6 inches of ribbing at the neck of my Somewhat Cowl, so I decided to take a break yesterday and try something new. No, the yarn isn't new. Toddler socks aren't new, but the way I made these was new to me. First of all, I made them toe up. Second, I used Magic loop instead of dpn.
Bears are often needed for Children's Hospitals , Police programs, Shelters and more! This little guy is a sweetie. Materials for different sizes Baby yarn and #2 needles for TEENY BEAR Sports Yarn and #5 Needles Baby Yarn-3 ply and #6 Needles (Makes a sweet small bear like the blue one below - he's 7.5" tall) Worsted Weight soft 4 ply yarn and #8 Needles Bear is 9.5" tall Cotton batting or polyester fiberfill to stuff bears (use Garter stitch throughout = knit every row)
Sometimes called an afterthought thumb, I first read about it in Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac. I really like this method because it's seamless; sometimes when patterns have you place stitches on a holder and then cast on the top stitches you can get an odd seam right in the crease where your thumb meets the hand, and that can be uncomfortable. The only trouble that some people may have with this method is that you cannot immediately try on your mitten in progress, as you can with mittens where the stitches are put on holders.
Interesting! I shall share this with a friend of mine. by Feb 20
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This is a comprehensive glossary of common knitting abbreviations that you are likely to find in a pattern. Wherever it's relevant, I've included links to videos which cover the technique. inch(es)
When I first started knitting shawls this was one of the things that flummoxed me. Why would you faff about with knitting a tiny garter stitch rectangle and picking up stitches (my pet hate) when you can just cast on the right amount to start with?
Ingredients - 3 skeins Noro Silk Garden (colourway 211 if you wanna be just like me). I used up just shy of three balls. I worked out I could cut out the boring grey bits of the end of the third ball and still have a long enough scarf.
Some yarns, especially those with mixed colours over long stretches, look so good in the skeins but it’s not easy to capture that beauty into the knitted object.
You have cast one stitch on to needle #1.
Ok, has anyone tried this technique and if so, comments? by Dec 20
Anleitung zum Baktus mit Fallmaschen Ich habe noch nie so viele E-Mail an einem Morgen bekommen *staun* fast alle mit der Frage wie ich ihn gestrickt habe
How to knit small circumferences with two circulars
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The Charles Collection, the debut publication of BHK Cooperative, is a 50-page e-book containing 10 knitting patterns designed to please the knitter both in craft and in daily life. The pieces in this collection were inspired by the gorgeous landscape of Boston, a true knitter's town. A mix of five sweaters and five accessories, The Charles Collection includes patterns for every skill level and style. Sweaters are offered in 10 sizes ranging from 30 - 54" in the bust; all include flattering shaping and tailored details.