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DIY of the Month: Braided T-shirt Bracelet - StumbleUpon How To: Give your old t-shirts a second life. Sorry dust rag pile! photos: kirsten for we heart this I love using simple materials to make something fun and innovative. The supplies for this bracelet DIY are really basic, so there’s a REALLY good chance you own all of them already. I mean, who doesn’t have a stack of soft old T’s you can’t wear outside of the house, but love to much to toss in the rag pile? As with most of my DIY’s for wht, this is very customizable. Supplies: • T-shirt scraps • 2 keychain rings • Scissors • Needles and thread • Glue gun • Ruler 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. More Options: • Add a strand of metallic thread into the braid • Add charms to the key rings or actual strips of fabric • Use the colors of your school or favorite sports team, or coordinate it with your latest spring outfit Readers – do you have an favorite T just waiting to be turned into a new bracelet?

Craft Ideas - Learn How to Knit with Lace at WomansDay Embrace the complex stitch patterns and the delicate touch of holding the blocked beauty in your hands. Fall in love with the beautiful marriage of positive and negative space that only the increases and decreases of lace can create. SKILL LEVELIntermediate SIZE To fit bust: 28 (40, 52)" (71 [101.5, 132]cm)Directions are for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • Neck Opening: approximately 28 (40, 52)" (71 [101.5, 132]cm); exact size determined by tension of crochet edging • Bust: 30 (42, 54)" (76 [106.5, 137]cm)• Length: 22¾ (23¾, 24¾)" (58 [60, 63]cm) GAUGE20 stitches and 24 rows = 4" (10cm) in rib (slightly stretched) using size 5 (3.75mm) needle. SPECIAL STITCHESBind off loosely; join; k2togL; k2togR; m1; pick up and knit; single crochet; slip stitch (crochet); slip stitch (knit); vdd; w&t; waste yarn; yo Neckline With smallest 24" (61cm) needle, cast on 150 (210, 270) stitches. Cap Shaping Sleeve From this point you will be working in the round.

Free Knitting Stitch Library knitted elephants Aren't these illustrations just wonderful? They can be found in the book 'Ameliaranne at the Circus'. The first Ameliaranne story was published way back in 1920 in the days when families like hers were very often large and very often poor. 1). This little elephant pattern is easy to knit. You could make each elephant a different colour if you wish or, if you're not a knitter, then why not try using the graph for cross stitch. Half-Assed Patterns » Serpentina Serpentina You need this scarf. Yup. You really do. Serpentina is easy enough for a beginner to muddle through, just complex enough not to bore an intermediate knitter, and comfortable TV knitting for an expert. See? Serpentina would also make a good “easing into lace” sort of project – the lacy rib bit is simple and easily memorized, and will get you used to the basics of lace: using yarn overs and decreases to form a pattern. See all my blog entries about this pattern. Find this pattern on Ravelry. Materials: · Elann Incense (50% wool, 25% silk, 25% bamboo, 114 yards per 50g skein), 4 skeins; shown in Brick · US 7 straight or circular needles · tapestry needle Gauge: Doesn’t matter. Size: 110″ long, 5″ wide, after blocking. Note: 4 skeins of Incense gave me 19 repeats of section 2 (and 20 repeats of section 1), but only just barely, with less than a foot of yarn left over. Pattern Notes: Yarn Substitutions: Abbreviations: slwyif: bring yarn to front, slip 1 st purlwise Pattern: CO 30 sts.

Shes Crafty: DIY Multi-Chain &Ribbon Necklace | M.I.S.S. Due to the resounding success of her last She’s Crafty, my friend Pandora from Accessory Source is back with another lovely necklace DIY tutorial that would make a fantastic christmas present for a friend or relative! She says: When it comes to jewelry, I favor big and bold pieces. And while I tend to wear mostly gold, lately I’ve become obsessed with mixing metals like silver and gunmetal (and throwing in some bling for good measure!). You will need the following tools: ScissorsRulerPliers (optional)Ribbon-1 yardTwo jump rings (the size of a nickel). Supplies I chose a mix of metals in various colors and sizes and a few strands with rhinestones. All of my materials were purchased at Toho Shoji. Cut your first strand of chain to 12 inches Step 1: Cut your first strand 12 inches long. Cut your remaining strands each a half inch shorter than the next Step 2: Cut the remaining strands 1/2 inch shorter than the strand before. Pry open your jump ring and attach your longest strand Similar Posts:

simple hat calculator Abbreviations: K = Knit K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together as if they were one (this is a decrease). Round is the same as row, except it is in a circle. Step One: Find number to cast on: Choose size from row on top; drop down column to row with your gauge. Step Two: Knit in stockinette st (knit every round) for the number of inches below for the chosen size, or desired length; the brim will roll naturally for the first 2 or 3 inches; unroll the brim to measure. Step Three: Work top decreases; Begin with the round indicated for your gauge and work the rest of the rounds from that round on. Repeat the directions for each round over and over to the end of the round. Step Four: Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Please note: Not all of these sizes have been test knit but every effort has been made to be accurate.

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?

Tree Chart (edit) I have made myself a knitting symbol font, and it is fixed width, and it allows for increases in the middle of cable crossings, and it makes "knit" and "purl" look very very different. And so I have charted out the branches of my tree using my font. (The previous version used the Aire River Design font.) (There are some minor differences between the tree in the picture and this chart. The key to these charts is here. This tree is worked as a rectangular panel. This is an alternative version of the last few rows, that you can use if you're also putting your tree on a Rogue. It's in three pieces because, frankly, it looks like a mess if it isn't. Note that these are half-charts. Edit: Oh, right! This is where I have the biggest modifications from what I did before. More edit: Minor errors have been corrected in the "roots" section and in the third (bottom) tree section. The trunk is just a three-stitch knit rib all the way up. Edit: I am a very tight knitter.