Strip Pieced Christmas Stocking - Knitting Crochet Sewing Crafts Patterns and Ideas! This isn't an ultra quick project but it's not as labor intensive as it might seem, and most importantly it will last a lifetime. It's is made with our beautiful new Stocking Fat Quarter Bundle, simple white muslin, and thick 100% cotton batting. The patchwork of the stocking is put together in a very cool way by strip piecing. That means you don't have to cut a million little squares and piece them all together one by one. Instead you cut long strips, sew them together and then cut the sewn pieces. If you've never tried strip piecing this is a great first project since it's so small and satisfying. This is also a great first hand quilting project since the hand quilting isn't trying to be totally tiny or even and it's the hand quilting and the hand sewn binding on this project that really make it special. Materials Cutting the Strips Organize your colored fabrics into two groups, group 1 and group 2. Cut thirty 1 1/2-inch by 22-inch strips from the white fabric. Piecing- Part 2 Quilting
Scarf with Ruffled Ends « jenanne.com Yarn: 1 Skein Dazzle, or Mosaic FX, or Binario, or other railroad yarn (~80 yards) Needle: US 8 needles Stitch pattern: St st (knit RS, purl WS) Cast on 60 sts. Row 1: K Row 1: P Row 3: *(K2tog). Continue in St St (Row 1: K; Row 2: P) until scarf measures 30” End with a WS row. Row 1: *(K1 in front and back of st). Bind off and enjoy! © Jenanne Hassler. Hancock Fabrics: Discover the Designer in You
Brooklyn Tweed JF: Welcome, Dianna! Glad to have you on the blog today! DW: Thanks for having me! JF: Your design work seems heavily inspired by Scandinavian traditions and culture. DW: There’s definitely a lot of Scandinavian influence, but I don’t have any family background in that part of the world! JF: Can you give me some back story about the design of Sundottir? DW: I knit that old, beloved sweater in 2010. JF: I am always a fan of mixing the modern with the traditional – I think that’s what works so nicely about this design. DW: Absolutely! JF: Are there any specific details in the pattern that you might like to point out to our readers? DW: Like many of my designs, Sundottir is completely seamless, right down to the underarms. JF: You live and work in Seattle, Washington – are you a native or a transplant? DW: I’m a transplant! JF: How does the weather and lifestyle of the city affect your design work? JF: As a Washington native, I sometimes miss that! JF: What was your dream job as a child?
Knitting Yarn, Books, Patterns, Needles & Accessories The Woodstock Blanket I’ve never had to think so much before. As you know, my usual way is to toss a bunch of yarn into a pile, grab whichever one rolls the closest to where I’m sitting, and just start. You know, whatever happens, happens. This time, I made some rules for myself, and it ended up being kind of a headache. I more or less abandoned my plan somewhere between the green and the purple and went back to my usual method of just using the next color that looks good, though I did try to maintain the general move from cool to warm. I couldn’t believe how hard it was to move from one color combination to the next. The stitch pattern I used is a version of the Catherine Wheel, called Harlequin, so named (I guess) because an extra ch1 at the top of the clusters makes them square instead of round. Anyway, I also didn’t like the edging the pattern suggested, a simple round of crab stitch, which looked great in the photo, but all the sc-ing into the side of my rows just looked awful and I couldn’t stand it.
Learn to Knit - Knitting for Beginners - Learn How to Knit Learning to knit is a lot of fun, and it's not actually as difficult as you might think. This guide to the basics and beyond has everything you need to get started whether you've never picked up needles before or just need a refresher. Knitting Skills: There are several basic skills involved in knitting, such as: making a slip knot and casting on forming the knit stitch forming the purl stitch binding off, sometimes also referred to as casting off You'll also need a few basic knitting tools to get started. Picking a Pattern: Once you've got the basics down, it's time to pick your first project. Many patterns, even those for beginners, seem to be written in code. Finishing Projects: Once you've reached the end of your knitting, all is not quite finished. Learning New Skills: Once you're comfortable with the basics and have successfully finished a project or two, there are many more skills to try. Troubleshooting:
the knitting squid Free, Online Knitting Patterns - Beginner Knitting Instructions - Knitting Tips, Tricks, Testimonials and More! How To Make Yarn From A T-Shirt – T-Shirt Yarn Tutorial · Knitting | CraftGossip.com Apr I’ve got a bunch of old t-shirts, likely you do too! Up until a bit ago I was making shopping bags from them (cut off the sleeves, cut off the neck in a scoop and tie shut the bottom, easy!) but you only need so many grocery bags, so this is too cool. This might not be a good thing as in my quest to accumulate the largest stash on the planet, my t-shirt population may become extinct. Click on over to CraftPassion to find out how to make your own t-shirt yarn! By Terrye