The Incredible, Custom-fit Raglan Sweater A simple, fill-in-the-blanks method for making the incredible, custom-fit raglan--the sweater that is knit from the neck down in one piece, to fit anybody! By Pamela Costello, St. Paul, Minnesota Introduction The incredible, custom-fit raglan is a sweater knit from the neck down in a single piece on circular needles, and it can be made to fit any size from infant to adult. This form of raglan sweater is not my original idea. This worksheet will take you through the steps required to design and knit the custom-fit raglan. Materials The materials needed to design and knit this sweater are: What kind of yarn? This is your sweater, so choose any yarn you darn well please! How much yarn? It is impossible to calculate in advance the exact amount of yarn needed. This chart also gives approximations of the raglan measurements for each standard size. Measurements The following measurements are needed: Neck-size:_______ (measure snugly around the neck, or use an appropriate man's collar size) Casting on
Squarehippies.com - Shirtless Male Celebrities One row handspun scarf One row handspun scarf ( If you're not a spinner and you don't want to be and you don't want to wade through this, the recipe for the scarf is at the end.) I'm sure that this is a subtle element of my personality and that nobody has really noticed, so I'll point out to you that I may be just a smidge on the obsessive side. This wee quirk occasionally pays off, and my fixation over the last 24 hours with the Grafton Fiber batt has totally encouraged this trait. I loved the progression of colours, and I was determined to have a project at the end of it that reflected that. This can be sort of tricky with spinning. Yarn: Scarf: (I feel so clever I can hardly stand it.) Yarn: About 12 wraps per inch, or roughly a worsted weight. Start: Cast on 26 stitches (to make it wider or narrower add or remove stitches in groups of 4 ) Row 1: *knit 2, knit into the back of the next stitch, purl 1. Cast off. Final step?
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The Home of Mathematical Knitting The Home of Mathematical Knitting (sarah-marie's mathematical knitting pages and mathematical fiber arts pages) Conference Sessions and Books Carolyn Yackel and sarah-marie belcastro co-organized three mathematics conference sessions, each of which included a sequence of talks and a mathematical fiber arts exhibit. exhibits of sarah-marie's work: publicly available media mentions of sarah-marie's work: Roots of Unity: Knotted Needles Make Knitted Knots by Evelyn Lamb, Scientific American blogs. talks on mathematical knitting You know, just in case you want to invite someone to speak on mathematics and knitting...and if you've been to or given a talk not listed here, please let me know so I can add it. Mary Harris, Spring 2011, Some Mathematics Within? A class on math and fiber arts: Jill Zarestky's seminar at TAMU. Selected links: Mathematical Knitting You can find more mathematical knitting projects if you are a ravelry member by flipping through my favorites.
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No-Purl Ribbed Scarf It’s a purl-less rib! Yes, that’s right, a rib created without a single purl. It can’t be done, you say? Well, with a series of smartly placed slip stitches, indeed it can! I present to you a classic stitch pattern: the Cartridge Belt Rib. Lots of knitters count the Cartridge Belt Rib among their favorite stitch patterns, and you can officially lump me in. I knit up this quick and easy No-Purl Ribbed Scarf in Purl Soho’s gorgeous Alpaca Pure. PS: Loving this? Materials 4 (5) skeins of Purl Soho’s Alpaca Pure, 100% alpaca. Gauge 22 stitches = 4 inches in stitch pattern Size 8 ½ inches wide x 64 (80) inches long Notes Slip all slipped stitches purlwise. This stitch pattern is worked over a multiple of 4 + 3 stitches. Pattern Cast on 47 stitches Row 1: K3, *slip 1 wyif (with yarn in front), k3, repeat from * to end of row. Row 2: K1, *slip 1 wyif, k3, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, slip 1 wyif, k1. Bind off in a k3, p1 rib. Weave in ends and block as desired.
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