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Russian Join

Russian Join
Today, I'm going to give you a tutorial on the Russian Join. A Russian Join is a way to start a new ball of yarn without weaving in ends!The Russian Join is particularly helpful when:You are joining non-felting yarn (to use instead of a spit-splice)You are joining fine-weight yarn, such as fingering or lace weightYou are conserving yarn - there's very little waste.Keep in mind - the yarn will be slightly thicker where the join is, and may show, depending upon your stitch pattern. So far, I haven't had any unsightly effects using this join, and I use it frequently! I'm using a regular tapestry needle & Cascade 220 yarn (worsted, 100% wool.) Weave the tapestry needle in and out of the yarn - you'll be stitching the end of your strand of yarn back down into itself. Pull the end of the strand through your stitches, forming a loop. Thread the new strand (pink for illustrative purposes) through the loop you just made. Stitch the yarn end back into itself as you did before. Ta-da! Related:  Knitting patterns

DROPS Ohjevideo DROPS Neulontavideot Videossamme olemme luoneet 40 s Eskimo-langalla ja olemme neuloneet 2 krs ainaoikeaa. 1. krs: Näyttää miten tehdään mallineuleen aloituksen kavennukset. Aloita tekemällä ylivetokavennuksen (= nosta 1 s neulomatta, neulo 1 o ja vedä nostettu s neulotun yli). Neulo sitten 2 s oikein yhteen. 2. krs (nurja puoli): Neulo kaikki s:t nurin. 3. krs (oikea puoli, vaihda luonnonvalkoiseen lankaan): Tee kavennukset kuten 1. krs:lla, mutta tee nyt samalla kummassakin reunassa 1 s:n lisäykset sekä lisää kavennusten väliin 2 s. Tutorial :: Making Brushed Amigurumi - The Former Roxycraft Blog For amigurumi, I usually don't use natural fibers, acrylic has so many benefits for making dolls like durability, washability, and shape resiliance that using natural fibers seemed like a waste of time and effort. But I recently came into a stash of Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky. It's an awesome yarn with a wool/mohair blend and I couldn't let it just sit on the shelf. I had seen around the web some dolls that were brushed and thought I might give it a shot. Materials:Any spun Natural fiber yarn (except cotton)A dog slicker brush (mine has a soft brush on the flip side which I found came in handy at the end) Close-up of what the bristles of the slicker brush look like: (click any picture for a larger version) In this tutorial, my doll has a head and that's what I'm brushing up for you today. Take out your stitch marker and avoid brushing your working yarn. When you use a dog slicker, one direction with smooth and the other direction will have resistance as it is grabbing fibers.

Loopy is the new crazy! « Pass the eggnog, please. PLEASE. NOW. | Main | Drop-stitch and felted join and cheetos and gnomes. Loopy is the new crazy! The muppet scarf got bound off and ends woven in and now it sits happily wrapped around a nice bottle of champagne in hopes that Karman will associate that fuzzball with bubbly drunkenness. Obviously, upon finishing The Muppet I should have returned immediately to the still half-completed fuzzyfoot which taunts me each day with its partial existence. Obviously, I started a whole new project. This project has no pattern, no gift recipient in mind, and no real purpose at all ... other than the sheer joy of knitting it. Yesterday morning I was running out the door to catch the bus and needed a project STAT! This yarn is so bulky it's practically polar weight. For no logical reason at all, I settled in to my bus knitting groove and cast on ten stitches of Caldo with size 15 bamboo straight needles. I ADORE the loop stitch. Making loops looks hard but it's really easy.

Ulla 03/09 - Ohjeet - Korinpohja-kämmekkäät Minulta toivottiin miehen kämmekkäitä, mutta en löytänyt kyseiselle henkilölle sopivaa mallia. Aikani surffailtuani totesin mielessäni, että selvä, suunnittelen sitten itse. Muutaman mallineulekirjan selailtuani olin saanut rajattua vaihtoehdot kahteen, ja niin syntyivät Kaisla- ja Korinpohja-kämmekkäät. Lanka ja langan menekki Novita 7 Veljestä (75 % villaa, 25 % polyamidia; 150 g / 300 m ), 65 - 70 - 90 grammaa Neuletiheys 21 s ja 31 krs sileää neuletta = 10 cm Puikot Sukkapuikot, 3 mm tai käsialan mukaan Muut tarvikkeet Silmukanlepuuttaja tai hakaneula peukalokiilan silmukoita varten Neula langanpäiden päättelyyn Koko Ohje Oikea kämmekäs Luo 36 – 42 – 48 silmukkaa. Aloita peukalokiila 3. puikon alussa. Neulo viimeisen lisäyskerroksen jälkeen 1 kerros. Peukalo Jaa odottamaan jätetyt silmukat tasaisesti puikoille ja poimi reunoista 4 silmukkaa. Vasen kämmekäs Viimeistely Päättele langanpäät. Kaavio

Tutorial: How to read a crochet chart worked in the round Tutorial how to read a Crochet Chart/Diagram Crochet motifs are often charted and this requires that you know the basics about reading crochet diagrams. In this tutorial I show you how to read a chart with the help of the crocheted motif above. A crochet diagram shows you the pattern by using crochet symbols. Each symbol refers to a specific crochet stitch. On top of the page you see a crocheted swatch worked in the round. Below is a crochet diagram for that same swatch and below that a stitch guide for the different symbols that are included in the stitch diagram. Now I will take you by the hand and give you an instruction how you read the above crochet chart/diagram. You start reading the chart from the center. In the center in black you see the foundation chain. Row 1 The first row shown in blue is worked counter clockwise. Row 2 The second row shown in red. Row 3 The third row is green. I hope this instruction helps people, who want to work my chart only crochet patterns. Like this:

wool and the gang™ — home Pöllösukat ja ohje Heidi tuossa kyseli eilen postaamieni pöllösukkien ohjetta ja kommentteihin laitinkin neuvoa, mistä ohjeen löytää. Ajattelin kuitenkin helpottaa häntä ( ja muitakin mahdollisesti ) ja kirjoittaa tähän ohjeen. Nopeammin sen tästä ehkä löytää, kuin googlen avulla avaamalla linkin toisensa jälkeen. Ohje voi vaikuttaa haastavalta, mutta sitä se ei ole. Resorin voi tehdä oman mielensä mukaan. Mallikerta on aina YHDELLE puikolle, eli kerro alla oleva ohje neljä kertaa! *) helmen pujotus Olen käyttänyt mustia askarteluliikkeestä ostamiani 6 mm:n puuhelmiä pöllön silminä. Toivottavasti ohjeesta on apua :) Ja alla vielä kuva pöllösukista uudelleen.

Crochet School Lesson 21: Reading Crochet Charts Remember in the last lesson where I said that the simpler the pattern the better? Well how's this for simple? (hover your mouse over to see the difference between the square and the chart overlay) Do you see how you could possibly not even need words to make a pattern if you knew what the symbols were? That's something that makes crochet awesome! Crochet has a system of symbols that is internationally known and accepted called the international crochet symbol system. Note: we have talked about US vs UK terms so far. I've found that some patterns will give written out directions along with a chart, which makes it a bit easier if you aren't sure what a symbol means. This first chart is of the general stitches that we have learned. The arrows on this image point to the parts of the stitch that make up the symbol. I for one love to read charts because I'm a visual person and the more information I can get packed into a visual is better. Figure 1: Figure 2: Figure 3: Figure 4 :

V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet i don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the beach...as i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost every.single.day. as a teen. (my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning...*sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home. *sigh* okay... *cut off excess tails!

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