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How to Cable Without a Cable Needle

How to Cable Without a Cable Needle
November 7th, 2011 by Jess Now that you’ve learned to use a cable needle, what do you do if you want to start a cabled project and don’t have a cable needle on hand? Don’t fret; you can cross your stitches without using a separate needle! Here’s how to do it. Now, a few notes on this technique. Related:  knitting

T-Shirt "Yarn" Tutorial | I know what you’re thinking–you’re thinking, “t-shirt what?” You heard me. I said, T-shirt yarn. Get a load of this… Oh, yeah…it’s cotton “yarn” made from a spiral cut T-shirt. does everyone on earth have a huge pile of orphan T-shirts that nobody wears, but they can’t seem to part with… or is it just me? So let’s get real green and do something useful with some of them…shall we? Start with a regular t-shirt that has lived a good life…no guilt now. Cut off the bottom hem. Now cut the top off just under the sleeves… so you have a tube of fabric. Fold it nearly in half, leaving the under side sticking out about an inch. Now cut from right to left all the way up to and just past the top fabric, but leave the one inch margin of the lower fabric uncut. it should look like this. The easiest way for you to hold the fabric and cut it into one continuous strip is to slide your arm through the two layers of fabric 1 inch uncut margin running along the top of your arm. Fear not.

Spud & Chloë & Blog - StumbleUpon Hi Spud & Chloë Friends, After an overwhelmingly positive response for the Oink preview and for adding wings….. here he is! This project is so fast to work up you will barely blink an eye and a pig will be flying around your house. Oink’s body has a Hi Bounce Pink Ball inside but it is optional. 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 Black embroidery floss Stitch marker Gauge: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch Pigs really do fly! Have fun and hopefully Oink will bring some smiles to you and those around you.

BACK to the back join The back join (subject of a previous post) is a method for working in the tails AS YOU GO in multi-color knitting. The back join is NOT confusing, but judging from the e-mails in the TECHknitting in-box, the first post about it WAS confusing. It would be a pity to obscure such a useful technique with badly-written instructions, so here's another run at it--with an additional illustration showing the back join as it is being knitted. The back join (one more time) The back join is usually used in circular knitting (around and around) because back-and forth knitters usually change at the fabric edge. Therefore, the illustrations below show the back join in circular knitting. So, suppose you are knitting around and around on circular needles in LAVENDER and you want to switch to PURPLE. 1) (above) Begin the back join by knitting to the last LAVENDER stitch. 3) (above) In step 3, you will INTERLOCK the old color (LAVENDER) with the new color (PURPLE) at the spot you have previously marked.

Recycle Tutorial: Braided Rag Rug | My mum threw me 2 bundles of old bed sheets she found during spring cleaning. She knows that I love to recycle and able to make something good out from them. In support of the Earth Hour campaign, I am going to spend the whole March making recycle handmade and will switch off my lights for 1 hour on March 27, 8:30pm. The first idea that came across my mind was rag rug, yes, with all this rotten bed sheets I can make lots of rag rugs. I love the touch of this braided rag rug….. it is rough!!! Let’s go and see how I make this 22″ x 16″ oval shape braided rag rug {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

Double Knitting - Knitting Community Double knitting is the exception to many knitting rules. You can double knit a stockinette scarf, and it will lay flat instead of curling. Color knitting will be reversible, showing a negative of the image on the back of the work instead of floats. How is this possible? Double knitting produces a fabric with the right sides showing on both sides of the work. Cast on Cast on with double the number of stitches The cabled cast on is great for double knitting because it creates a flexible edge. Cast on with yarn held double You could also use the cast on of your choice, but with the yarn held double. How to Double Knit Single color double knitting instructions This is the easiest way to do double knitting Cast on an even number of stitches *Knit 1, slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front, repeat from * across the row Repeat stitch pattern on each row Bind off (using any method) Double knitting with one color in the front and one color in the back Repeat these two stitches across the row

How to knit a flower corsage The Technique Zone: Acrylic Paint Transfer - StumbleUpon Supplies needed: Acrylic dabbers, photocopy of an image, water spritzer bottle, paintbrush, card stock, craft sheet and heat tool (optional) Take the lid off the dabbers and brush the paint onto the card stock, ensure you get a good coverage Take your photocopied image ( remember that you will get a reverse of the image, so don't use bold words), flip it over and place it in the acrylic. Leave to air dry for at least 15 minutes and then if you wish give it a blast with the heat tool Only move onto this step when you are sure your paint is completely dryTake your water filled spritzer bottle, spray the back of the paper no more than two squirts, you don't want it too wet Next start to rub the paper very gently with your finger Keep rubbing and extra spritzing if you need too Eventually you will get rid of all the paper, but it does take a bit of patience as you have to be careful not to wet it too much and rub the image away You can do exactly the same on a canvas

Sideways Edge Cast-On, a knitting unvention! plus, Swerve! So I just released a new pattern (Swerve!) and you’ll notice how the cuffs and hands are knit in opposite directions (or, perpendicular directions really) – but hey guess what! There’s no picking up stitches and no seaming! How is that so, you might ask… well, I’m about to show you! I have been doing a ton of experimenting (ohmygosh so much) over the last several months and I want to share with you everything I’ve discovered, learned, ruled out, with all of my trials and errors… The method – which has existed, of course, as all knitterly things have, and I have just unvented, as the great Elizabeth Zimmermann liked to say – I am calling the sideways edge cast-on, because edges (cuffs, brims, etc) are what I’ve been using it for and what it seems great for. Below is an example of a version of the method having been worked as a hat brim. Now, what was up with that “ratio of stitches to rows” issue mentioned above? Cast-on 6 stitches.Knit 1 row.Purl 1 row.Kfb, place marker, k to end.

Easy Button Earrings Tutorial - StumbleUpon Did you know...that you can make new earrings with a button and a paperclip? True story! I've been trying to think of a way for us to make some earrings without having to buy supplies. Buying the beads and all the findings can really add up. :o( Sad. But-oh, what? That still leaves the findings. Clip the top of the paperclip off with wire cutters: Snap off the button shanks: Glue the paperclip to the back of the button. Open the loop at the bottom of your earring hook by bending it outward and hook it onto your paper clip. And...pretty new earrings! Walmart was out of gold sparkly ones (I like gold.) but here are some cute ones I found on $1-$2): And some cute ones on Etsy: This Etsy shop has infinity cute buttons, you have to see it. (click photos to see where to buy them!) Of course, you may have some on hand just waiting to use! Hope you enjoy. Have a great Sunday! Have a great Monday!! Love you, Disney

How to knit with one circular Topics on this page: How to knit with a circular needle: in the round Why does my stockinette stitch now look like garter stitch? How to knit with a circular needle: flat How to knit a faux in-the-round swatch Knitting inside-out: how to prevent & fix it How to knit with a circular needle: in the round scroll down for instructions on knitting flat with a circular needle 1) Select a circular length that is appropriate for the project you are knitting. For example, a hat with a 22" circumference should be worked on a 16" circular instead of a 29" circular. There's an exception to almost every rule: You can use a single 40" circular to knit a small circumference but don't concern yourself with that technique until you feel comfortable using a circular to knit a regular size item. 2) Cast on the required number of stitches. 3) In the photo above you can see the first cast-on stitch is on the left needle and the last cast-on stitch is on the right needle. To start the first round: flat knitting: Q. A.

Black Dog Designs :: Cami is flared (A-line) :: For a seamless version, knit it in the round. To adapt pattern from straight needles to circulars, work the RS rows as written, but reverse the WS rows by reading from R to L and working the opposite sts. Eg: for straight knitting the patt reads: Row 2 (WS): P3, *P7, P2tog tbl, P2, YO, K1, YO, P2, P2tog, P7; rep from * to last 3 sts, P3. For circular knitting the row should read: Row 2 (WS): K3, *K7, K2tog, K2, YO, P1, YO, K2, SSK, K7; rep from * to last 3 sts, K3 MaterialsYarn: Jo Sharp Summer DK Cotton Col:225 x 5 balls; 50g . 100m (109y) per ballNdls: 4mm (US 6) Tension 6 sts and 7 rows = 1" MeasurementsBodice (top) 17" acrossCentre 20" acrossBottom (hem) 21" acrossLength approx 18" Cami: frontCO 121 sts – 115 sts will form 5 patt reps with 3 extra sts per side (23 sts = 1 patt rep)K 2 rowsRow 1 (RS) K3, *K8, K2tog, YO, K1, P1, K1, YO, SSK, K8; rep from * to last 3 sts, K3. Rep this 1st row every 4 - 5 (RS) rows until 13 sts dec on each side… 95 sts on ndle

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