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.
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 Bear's Rainbow Blanket Like many parents, I soon discovered after having a baby that I'd never actually been busy before. Basic things like taking showers and returning phone calls suddenly seemed overrated. But for me, one thing that has never been dispensable is crafting things for my son, Bear. I'm not saying that I sit around for hours, dreamily stitching away. No, it's more like a stolen moment here and a quick minute there; a few squares at jury duty, a couple more in a waiting room, and two years later a blanket is born!
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? 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?
Mary Jane Slippers When I was seven I relished any chance I could get to wear my black patent leather Mary Jane's. No event was too insignificant! Now I like to shuffle around my apartment in these knit slippers reminiscent of the classic style. Some historical perspective: Mary Jane was sister to Buster Brown, star of the early 20th century comic, Buster Brown. The Brown Shoe Company licensed the names and characters of the strip and made Mary Jane Shoes what they are today. Cute and sassy! Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn Another tutorial to help save our Mother Earth by turning unwanted items into something useful. This is the yarn ball I made out of an old T-shirt which I have been wearing for 10 years day-in day-out, wash-in wash-out. It finally broke down and tore at the collar and sleeves. Waste not, want not, I decided to recycle it. I have finished making the drawstring bag as shown above.
Super Sock Calculator Please fill out the very short DIY survey and help me with my research project.Read more...Thanks, Eddie An online calculator for toe-up (magic cast-on), short-row heels, two at a time socks. You can read more about these types of socks in this post: 4 tips for easy sock knitting. The pattern in on ravelry.com too! The hashtag for this pattern is #SuperSockCalculator. 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 NeedleLite Lighted Knitting Needles and Crochet Hooks Like to knit in bed/in the dark/in the car/around a bonfire? NeedleLite knitting needles are the needles for you! Not only do they light up, they also look like the crafty love children of a lightsaber and a knitting needle, so using them will up your geek cred by at least a magnitude of 10. The gentle glow of the needles illuminates your work without disturbing others. You’ll never drop another stitch because of poor lighting. And, for all of you hookers out there, they also make light-up crochet hooks!
Mack and Mabel: Knitted Flower Tutorial You can crank up the cuteness factor of a simple baby hat in minutes with this quick and easy to make knitted flower. I added one to a hat I made for a friend recently and she said she was forever getting stopped by people asking where she got such a cute hat! I've used it on several of my patterns over on Etsy and they are always good sellers. But you don't need to stop at hats.... add them to cardies, blankets, bags, purses, scarves, mittens... the possibilities are endless.
Dewdrop Cloth Latest Post It must be Thursday… I never could get the hang of Thursdays. -Arthur Dent in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy I watched Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy again. Although I’m sure there are Douglas Adams purists out there who object to the 2005 movie interpretation of the book, this is a favourite movie of ...