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Learning to Knit with a Knit Sheath I’ve been practicing with my knit sheath. I’m not going to say that I’m pretty good. That would be bragging. It might also be untrue. But I’m light-years better than I used to be and so I’m happy. 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. Free knitting patterns I knit this stocking flat A) because I don't enjoy knitting in the round andB) because I think it gives greater flexibility in working fairisle and other intarsia designs. I tend to work it on double pointed needles because during heel shaping you need to switch from working one side to the other. You can knit it on regular needles but slide the work across onto a second needle at appropriate time. Apart from the stocking top it is worked in stocking stitch (knit on right side and purl on reverse)

Slip-Twist-Turn Decrease The commonly used left-leaning decreases look ugly. Instead of the neat, orderly line formed from a series of right-leaning K2Tog† decreases, the left-leaning SSK decreases are large and loopy and don't line up with the stitches above and below them. But there are things you can do to tidy them up. There are three problems to fix in order to tidy up a left-leaning decrease: Oversized stitch. When you work any stitch, extra yarn is pulled into it from surrounding stitches.

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. So, chances are, you haven’t been doing it wrong! Now, the bad news: there are so many different ways to weave in your ends, you might not be doing it the best way either. Having options, it’s a blessing and a curse.

Crochet School Sorry I've taken so long to post this very last post of the crochet school series. Would you believe me if I said I don't want it to end? haha That's not the real reason, although it is a little weird to be writing the last crochet school post (for now). Sock Knitting: How a Sock Should Fit Yes, it’s true! We’re releasing a whole book on the topic of sock fit. (It’s not just about how to fit a sock, but the book also provides lots of great patterns and tips on how to customize a sock pattern for special fit needs.) Sock fit matters for two reasons: comfort and longevity.

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. Eskimimi’s Knitulator knitting increase and decrease calculator Knitulate! The Knitulator is provided free for all to use, so please feel free to link to it, pin, Facebook or Tweet it for future use by yourself and anyone you think might find it handy. Some graphics are also included below if you wish for a button or graphic to share with the link. Cast On: Provisional A provisional cast-on keeps cast-on stitches "live" so that they can be knit later. It's a very useful technique when you're not sure what kind of edging you'll want or how long to make something. With a provisional cast-on, you can make these decisions at the end of a project, allowing you to respond to the actual garment. I made this tutorial to go with my 70's Ski Hat Project Journal, the provisional cast-on is used to make a cashmere lining for the hat. There are a few ways to make a provisional cast-on. This is my favorite...

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