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Knitting Fool 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 should say my intention here isn't to be patronizing at all; I'm sure most of you have been doing this for a long time without this kind of manic detail. According to my definition, a "simple cable": is composed of individual "strands" of stockinette on a reverse stockinette backgroundis composed of strands that travel, meet, and cross (never more than two at a time)has strands that may be composed of any number of stockinette stitches, but stitches within a strand always act as one; that is, they travel together and cross together. Step by step 9) Add your WS row with strands as established. See?

February 2011 Well, now that I've depressed us all with that photo of the inside of our torn-apart hot water heater shed, I'm happy to report that all is back in order today--neat, tidy, and shipshape--and looking like nothing ever happened. It's too dark out still for me to get a photo of the little shed, all restored and looking much better, but it is so. We have water, blessed running water. We have it in hot, and we have it in cold. We don't have any yet to the back bathroom (this house has multiple additions, built on over time, and that back bathroom is pretty darned far from where I sit in the original front room of the oldest part of the adobe), but that will come once the plumber and his good men have made sure all their customers have running water of one sort or another. In the meantime, I've been reading a book about people who lived in far more ancient adobe structures in this part of the world with no running water at all.

Knitting Stitch Patterns Reversible Stitch Patterns Reversible Stitch PatternsPatterns Box Stitch Multiple of 4 + 2Row 1: k2, *p2, k2*; rep from *Row 2: p2, *k2, p2*; rep from *Row 3: Rep Row 2Row 4: Rep Row 1See Abbreviations Checks & Ridges Multiple of 4 + 2Row 1: KnitRow 2: KnitRow 3: p2, *k2, p2; rep from *Row 4: k2, *p2, k2; rep from * See Abbreviations Close Checks Multiple of 6Rows 1-4: *p3, k3; rep from *Rows 5-8: *k3, p3; rep from * See Abbreviations Condo Stitch Any number of sts for garter or stocking stitch Use any weight yarn and two sizes of needles. Diagonals Multiple of 8 + 6Rows 1 (RS): p3, *k5, p3; rep from *, end k3Row 2: p4, *k3, p5; rep from * end k2Row 3: p1, k5, *p3, k5; rep from *Row 4: k1, p5, *k3, p5; rep from *Rows 5: k4, *p3, k5; rep from *, end p2Row 6: k3, *p5, k3; rep from *, end p3Row 7: k2, p3, *k5, p3; rep from *, end k1Row 8: p2, k3, *p5, k3; rep from *, end p1 Rep Rows 1-8. Diagonal Rib Double Seed Stitch Multiple of 4Rows 1 and 2: *k2, p2; rep from *Rows 3 and 4: *p2, k2; rep from * See Abbreviations Garter Rib

TWIST FRONT TOP Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2008 #33 Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2008 #33Designed by Mari Lynn Patrick Turn heads with Patrick's provocative cropped pullover, which highlights an allover ribbed pattern worked side to side with a center front constructed cable twist in which the stitches are picked up and twisted for the focal knot, then reattached. Difficulty level MATERIALS• 7 (8, 9, 10) 1¾oz/50g cones (each approx 124yd/113m) of Ironstone Yarns/Fiesta Yarns Tian (tactel) in #909 blue• One pair size 6 (4mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE• Stitch holders KNITTED MEASUREMENTS• Sized for X-Small (Small, Medium, Large). Shown in size X-Small. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS• Bust 32 (34, 36, 38)"/81 (86, 91.5, 96.5)cm• Length (at center back) 17 (18, 19½, 20¼)"/43 (44.5, 49.5, 51.5)cm• Upper arm 15 (15¾, 16½, 17½)"/38 (40, 42, 44.5)cm GAUGES• 21 sts = 2¼"/5.75cm, 30 rows = 4"/10cm in k1, p1 rib.• 25 sts and 29 rows = 4"/10cm over k4, p2 rib using size 6 (4mm) needles. Delivery Method: Electronic PDF

Edge stitches (selvedges) Soooo… you want to be a better knitter? Probably one of the single biggest wholesale improvements you can make to your knitting is: use edge stitches . Unfortunately, this is one of those knitting things that sometimes I hear complaints about: that no one explicitly spells out this for you in a knitting pattern — you’re supposed to somehow just "know" about them, and how to do them. Well, if you really want to be a better knitter, you’ll educate yourself! Read on, sister! Why use edge stitches? Edge stitches, or selvedges, have so many advantages I will probably miss at least one or two — but you are welcome to add anything I miss in the comments. New knitters ask me if one is supposed to "always" use edge sts. Mostly, the advantages of edge stitches far outweigh any potential disadvantages. Advantage #1: Neater edges Edge st techniques are, for the most part, formulated to minimize that "loopy last st" problem — which everyone has, to some degree. Advantage #2: Better finishing

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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! Now, a few notes on this technique. Crochet DROPS Easter chicken in "Paris" DROPS PARIS UNI COLOUR (50g) 3.35 USD DROPS 152-155 are now available in the stores for $2 per catalog – no yarn purchase required! The catalogs are printed in a limited edition, so visit your local DROPS store today! Find the DROPS Spring & Summer 2014 Collection here! The DROPS knitting and crochet experts are also working full time making new tutorial videos for this new collection! NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. CROCHET INFO: MAGIC CIRCLE: When piece is worked in the round, start with this technique to avoid hole in the middle (instead of ch-ring): Hold the yarn end and wind the yarn one time around the index finger to make a loop. WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE: After last sc on the round, continue to next round with 1 sc in next sc (= first sc on next round). WORKING 2 SC TOG: * Insert hook in next st, get yarn *, repeat from *-* one more time, make a YO and pull yarn through all 3 sts on hook © 1982-2014 DROPS Design A/S.

Hobbes - Amigurumi I've finally decided to write up my Hobbes pattern and instead of selling it I'd like to give it to you for free. The reason he is free is because the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson did not want to commercialize his work so keeping that in mind Please don't sell this pattern and don't sell the completed work. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I originally made this up for my son because of his love for Hobbes (he's 23 now) I armed myself with Watterson's brilliant drawings as a reference. I made this pattern to look as close as possible to the Hobbes' drawings . I realized that Hobbes could be broken down into basic shapes. He also had the muzzle of a cat so I looked to the famous Amineko cat. Once I got the shapes down I worked on size. Until I started making him I never realized how different Hobbes looks from a regular cat. His head and body are a lot longer thanan normal cat plus he has the shortest fattest legs. That caused me problems since tubular legs and arms don't want to bend. Resources:

untitled In my opinion moose is the ultimate Christmas animal, so I thought of making one this season. Unlike most of my other projects that are knitted this toy is crocheted. Crocheting seemed like a logical way of making it since most amigurumi-type toys are crocheted. Besides, crocheting lends itself to making all sorts of amazing smooth shapes without much effort. Yarn and Crochet I had a few skeins of really bulky Gianna yarn (50% soysilk, 50% wool) which would have been perfect for a throw had I about 20 of them. 1 skein of dark brown yarn for antlers and feet (100g/83m)4 skeins of light brown yarn for head, body, and legs (100g/83m)Crochet size 9 (I) Pattern There really is only one type of stitch used for making this moose – a single crochet. Process Feel free to start with any body part that appeals to you. Antlers and Ears Ears are the easiest thing to make: chain 6, turn, and single crochet (sc) 5 remaining stitches. Antlers (work in dark brown) Round 12 (reduce 4): [skip 1, sc1] 4 times