making a french sennit tutorial Cut eight pieces of cord 12 ft long and one 6 ft long. “Middle” the 12ft length. This gives us 16 strands at 72”. Pretty Little Petals [Free Pattern] Strictly speaking, this post was intended to be the "Part Two" section of the Granny Oblong saga. Except that I went on a frogging spree, and now the whole thing is sitting in the "in progress" box (which has a lid, so I don't have to look at them for a while! :P) But since you were promised a pattern, and since this is called "eggbirddesigns" not "eggbirdthefrog", a pattern ye shall receive!! I hope you like it :) Pretty Little Petals
Garter Tab Cast On I use the garter tab cast on for most of my top down shawl designs like Daybreak, Herbivore, Akimbo, Pogona, and the 2011 Mystery Shawl: Earth & Sky. The stitch counts in the photo tutorial below represent the exact same instructions for the beginnings of Transatlantic, Pogona, and Earth & Sky. You can use the same tutorial for my other shawl designs, but the cast on number or garter stitch rectangle length may be slightly different. 1. Cast on 3 stitches. My default cast on is the long tail method, but just about any cast on will be fine here.
Recycle your old t-shirts into yarn Are your hands itching to starting crocheting or knitting but you have no yarn at home? Do you have some old t-shirts laying around at home? If your answer is twice yes, than your problem is solved and you can start in no time ;-).
DIY: How To Make Tiny Pom Poms With A Fork! Tiny pom pom's. What more could you ask for in life? This week we thought we would show you how to make these adorable little balls of happiness with just a fork and some wool. Cute, basic and ready to be glued onto everything; now that is my kind of tutorial! How to make colourful crocheted flowers These tiny flowers are sweetly adorable, totally thrifty and really easy to do. In mere minutes, you can whip up a rainbow bouquet from scraps of your leftover yarn. And when you're done growing flowers you can gift them to all the crafty folk you know. Although we bet they'll be making them too … steeks 2: reinforcing and cutting In this post I’m going to show you my preferred method for reinforcing a steek before cutting. My favourite method is the crocheted steek. Other methods are available, and I’m definitely not saying that this one is the “best” or the most “valid” or anything — it is simply the method that I like, and that I happen to use. I like it most because it creates a neat and flexible edge that remains at the same tension as the knitted fabric. I also like this method because the crocheted chain seems to ‘grab’ and contain the cut edges of the steek, squirrelling them away in a very pleasing fashion. Done well, there should be no “raw” edges, no loose ends of fraying yarn.
Steeking Tutorials The brown sweater is now a cardigan. I had of course been planning this from the beginning, hence the two purled stitches running up the front. Sure enough, I have some finishing to do, and the recipient has not decided if she wants a hood or not – but the steeking is done. I usually secure the steek with a sewing machine: I like to sew twice on each side – that is four seams in all. Not very exact as you can see, but that doesn’t really matter. Sliding loop : an easy way to begin granny square! The double sliding loop is my favorite way to begin a granny square. I find this method fabulous as I can make the beginning ring the size I want. I worked it with a double ring as I find it more safe and easier to weave in end the tails. And here is a tutorial just to share with you my way to work :
Knitca™ Cast on a multiple of 12 stitches. Add 2 more selvage stitches if you want to make a nice-looking edge. Row 1 (right side) : *purl 1 st, yarn over, SSK, knit 8 sts, purl 1 st*, repeat from * to * as necessary. Row 2 and every wrong side row : work stitches as they present themselves (all yarn overs should be purled). Row 3 (right side) : *purl 1 st, yarn over, knit 1 st, SSK, knit 7 sts, purl 1 st*, repeat from * to * as necessary. Twist Collective Knit Two Together (k2tog) This is a right-leaning decrease. It looks the same on the right side as p2tog .
Knitting Tip - Gloves Fingered Gloves The following pattern is based on gloves (Size 7) knitted in stocking stitch using Cool Wool big with number 3.5 needles. Gloves are normally knitted pretty tightly so you should use a set of needles thinner than you would normally use for this yarn (tension: 21 stitches and 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm). Apart from the thumb gusset the right and left glove are worked in the same way. For the border rib work knit one (through the back of the loop) and purl one. This is how it goes: *Cast on 40 stitches and divide these over 4 needles and work to a round.
♥♥♥ knitloop ♥♥♥ Ok, so jewelry isn’t exactly seasonal, but just look at how well Alyson Fox nails a transition-to-fall color palate.