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Software for Knitters: Part I Personal computers, dweeby and enormously expensive toys twenty years ago, are now, for better or worse, an intimate part of most of our lives. Their uses span a breathtaking (or alarming,depending on your point of view) range of applications. We all know about the Internet; word processing, photo editing, and Solitaire. But not much is written about personal computers and knitting. Here and there, you’ll see a review or comment about some program, but the information is generally cursory and mostly fairly dated. Software for Knitters: Part I
Software for Knitters: Part II--Charting with Excel Software for Knitters: Part II--Charting with Excel Good old Excel. This spreadsheet app has been around forever, and its uses are myriad. You can keep a stash list, make charts, and keep track of pattern rows as you knit. I use it mostly for chart-making when I want to to edit the pattern on the fly—something that’s impossible with a graphics-based program such as Knit Visualizer. I’m going to spend this entire entry on Excel for several reasons.
Knit Visualizer version 1.2 Platform: Mac and PCRating: 4 out of 5 stars Knit Visualizer is an astounding programming tour de force. The program not only lets you paint stitches onto a graph, it also can translate written directions into a chart for you. After Excel, it’s the program I turn to most for charting tasks, especially if I want especially handsome printed output. This version is not especially appropriate for charting in color—there are better programs currently available for this kind of design (and I will talk about them in later postings). However, the next version will let you chart directly in color (and will include more symbols, too). Software for Knitters: Part III--Knit Visualizer Review Software for Knitters: Part III--Knit Visualizer Review
Knit Foundry: Software Buy Knit Visualizer If you are upgrading from 1.x and have a discount code; please use our upgrade page. ** When you purchase our software to download, you will be sent an email with download instructions. The download is time sensitive so you should plan on downloading the software as soon as possible. What Is Knit Visualizer? Knit Foundry: Software
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MillaMia, the modern European knitting design company, is delighted to announce that Classic Elite Yarns will be exclusively distributing the full MillaMia range in the USA. MillaMia debuts in the USA with three beautifully styled knitting books and a series of fantastic single patterns that feature MillaMia's exclusive Naturally Soft Merino yarn. Beautiful knitting kits are available now, just in time for the holidays. Behind MillaMia is the belief that it should be possible to combine a love of knitting with a love of modern design and quality, with patterns influenced by the latest fashion trends, colours that work for every season and machine-washable yarn made from the finest quality Merino wool. St-DENIS St-Denis Magazine #2 St-DENIS St-Denis Magazine #2
HEY, SHOW ME YOUR KNITS! HEY, SHOW ME YOUR KNITS! 2011 was a pretty slow year for knitting for me. I only completed 3 projects, I believe, but my life was full in many other areas. For Christmas, I knit Luke this sweater with his last name stitched across the chest. We heard about a similar sweater allegedly knit for Graham Nash back in the late 60s by then girlfriend Joni Mitchell that we were inspired by. Plus Luke likes his name on his clothing.
Knit One, Poet Too Knit One, Poet Too Wow. I have been away from my little blogs for quite some time. It's been a busy time for me~ I've been taking lots of photos, and really enjoying my relatively new camera. Been glad to have a "real" camera in hand again since my old film SLRs are now outdated. Happily, I can still use my old lenses on the new one. I'll ease back into the swing of things with a new project I completed.
unnamed pearl untitled Have you seen Freia Yarns yet? Ombré yarns in a variety of weights and colors, eye-catching and beautiful! Here is a picture from my stash: A lot of patterns are out there that take advantage of this color-changing yarn and I recently tried two of them. You saw the last Wurm hat I made, right?
Dances with Wools I’m the kind of knitter who tends to fixate upon a certain type of project to the exclusion of others. At times, I get on a sock-knitting tear. I make them in different yarns, weights, and patterns, and have developed the perfect pattern to fit my own feet. For larger or smaller, I simply adapt this basic template. Dances with Wools
Purl Stitch - English - Knitting Community Purl Stitch - English - Knitting Community The purl stitch joins forces with the knit stitch to enable a knitter to conquer the world (the knitting world, at least)! You will often see the word purl abbreviated as p or P in knitting pattern shorthand. The American method simply indicates that you hold the working yarn in your right hand.
Rundstrickmaschinen The production of ribbed tubular goods and athletic socks became possible for the first time with the "Simplex" machine, manufactured by the English company Wildt & Co. In 1920, the English company William Spiers in Leicester launched the first double-cylinder knitting machine with several operating systems for patterned purl-knit goods. Double-cylinder knitting machines are a special type of circular knitting machines which work with two needle cylinders.
Norwegian to English Knitting Lessons from Bagatell Find these instructions useful? Feel free to make a donation for whatever you feel appropriate (even a couple of bucks would be greatly appreciated!) by clicking on the button below: Norwegian Knitting Patterns Lesson #1 :: Garnstudio has a pile of free knitting patterns (a.k.a. gratis strikkeoppskrifter) on their site. A few that have been translated into English but the majority only available in Swedish ( ), Danish (
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The English knit stitch differs from the continental knit stitch in only one detail--which hand supplies the yarn. In continental style knitting, the LEFT hand supplies the yarn, in English style knitting, the RIGHT hand supplies the yarn. The yarn, however, goes the same way around the needles, and the needles go the same way through the loop. The English knit stitch
Herbert Niebling
Knitted Lace Designs of Herbert Niebling German lace knitting Books - Needle Arts Book Shop
All about French Knitting
Debbie Bliss - designer yarns and patterns
wiseNeedle - An Online Resource for Knitters
ABSs of Knitting
I Love to Create: Knitted & BeJewelled Shamrocks!