knitty.com If you've stuck to knitting in single colors, or maybe just ventured into stripes, here's some good news: You can achieve what appear to be complicated color patterns while using only one yarn at a time! Many knitters suffer from fear of Fair Isle because they are loathe to carry two colors at once. It seems complicated and unwieldy. If you're ready for a little more adventurous use of color and pattern, why not try mosaic knitting? Using a simple slip-stitch technique, you can create bands and borders in pattern, or even a whole sweater, and you won't ever have to carry a second yarn along! Color slip-stitch knitting has been around for a long time, but it was brought into the spotlight for a time by Barbara Walker who dubbed the style "mosaic knitting" in the late '60s.
JumperCablesKnitting Freesia This pretty, asymmetrical shawl is knit diagonally using garter stitch, yarn overs and decreases. You start at one end and continue knitting until you run out of yarn or sooner if you reach the desired length. You will need 4.00mm needles and a minimum of 700 meters of DK yarn. Pictured shawl knit with 4.00mm needles and 700 meters IndigoDragonFly DK Merino yarn. Knitting Design for Beginners: Designing Knitwear Patterns; Getting Started. Once you can knit, there is nothing to stop you from designing your own simply shaped garments. This is the first part of a series of articles which will show you how. Knitting is maths; knitwear design even more so. This is a thought that often scares people, but nobody who knits need be afraid of the numbers, as all knitters are already counting and measuring as they go.
Quilling - Turning Paper Strips into Intricate Artworks Quilling has been around for hundreds of years, but it’s still as impressive and popular now as it was during the Renaissance. The art of quilling first became popular during the Renaissance, when nuns and monks would use it to roll gold-gilded paper and decorate religious objects, as an alternative to the expensive gold filigree. Later, during the 18th and 19th centuries, it became a favorite pass-time of English ladies who created wonderful decorations for their furniture and candles, through quilling. Basically, the quilling process consists of cutting strips of paper, and rolling them with a special tool. It sounds simple enough, but special skill is required to create more advanced shapes like marquises, arrowheads or holly leaves.
Creating Beautiful Things in Life: How to properly size crochet hats. Chart for correct sizing, including Magic Circle Sizes. 41K+Crocheting hats is something I know well. In my experience, getting the hat to fit properly without a model is not always easy. Most Beanies start of with a flat circle. The size of the circle depends upon the circumference of the head. How to Knit the Oblique Rib Stitch music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the oblique rib stitch. This simple rib pattern creates a diagonal broken rib and is great for large pieces of fabric like afghans and pillows, or scarves. Skill: Easy Cast On: Multiples of 4 For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:
Peacock Feathers Shawl: A Lace Knitting Pattern The Peacock Feathers Shawl is a stylized version of a peacock's tail in full display, from the small feathers at the top of the peacock's back, down to the dramatic sweep of the tail. This shawl for lace knitting is worked in stocking stitch by casting on three stitches at the middle top, then increasing to create a triangular shape. After knitting the edging, a crochet cast off is worked to create a delicate, lacy finish. Weaving in Ends I have some good news. And, I have some bad news. Good news first: there is no one right way to weave in your ends. 25 Free Beginner Knitting Patterns Take a second and think back to when you first started knitting. Were you intimidated by difficult techniques? Was it hard to find patterns at your skill level? Did you want a list of beginner knitting patterns?
Chain Stitch Coasters Make colorful yarn coasters by using the most basic crochet stitch: the chain! Made with cotton yarn, these coasters are full of texture and would be a wonderful addition to your next party or get-together. Or impress your friends and give these as a hostess gift! Technickety: How to unvent a simple cable I had a heap of messages asking where the cable for Jeff's glove came from. It's a fairly generic multi-strand cable; called a "Saxon Braid" (thanks, Purly White!). I see Wendy at wendyknits has used it for a sweater, and I'm sure it's to be found in stitch dictionaries. That said, being able to read an existing cable and knowing how to reconstruct it is a very useful skill. I'm not suggesting, of course, that the following be used in any way that takes credit away from a designer of a garment - rather, this is a reference for understanding how a simple cable works and how to write a chart.
FitzBirch Crafts: Rose Medusa Cowl Last week when I was in my local craft shop browsing - I was looking for grotesque Halloween items - and I had my arms full of Halloween colours and plastic tarantulas, I spied this wool. When I say 'wool', it's a combination of 70% acrylic and 30% milk protein. I was intrigued. Could you get your daily dairy allowance by wearing it? I loved the colour and the texture and broke with my long held tradition of never buying acrylic and purchased a few balls. It knitted up beautifully, and I must say, I love the end result.
Wool & Tea: Designers Tzuri Gueta is a innovator in technologies for textiles. Having consulted for Armani, Dior, Mugler, and Gaultier, he has launched his own collection of accessories incorporating lace and silicon, and laser cut textiles. Painting Lilies newborn pointy hat There’s something so satisfying about knitting baby items. They’re as close as it comes to instant gratification with knitting. I love projects that are simple, beautiful and finished quickly.