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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?

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?

Sailor's Knot Bracelets :: Etsy Blog With fall days of colored leaves, chunky sweaters and spiced cider in our future, it’s just about time to pack up the beach gear until next year. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be summer to rock these stylish (and easy to make) nautical bracelets. I’m Simone of Groundsel, and a member of Etsy New York Street Team team. I made the following sailor’s bracelet tutorial using a Turk’s Head Knot for you to share with your summer friends. So, read on, and get knotty… Supplies you’ll need: 3.5 yards of twine14 ounce can for a smaller bracelet or a 20 ounce can for a larger bracelet. Directions: Step 1: Wrap one end of the twine around the can to shape an X. Step 2: Wrap the long end of the twine around the can again and bring it up to the middle of the X. Step 3: Next, move the upper left leg of the X over the right leg of the X to create an oval shape. Step 4: Pull the long end of the twine through the oval shaped opening you just set up. Step 7: You will now find a three-stranded braid.

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 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:

Double Knitting - Knitting Community Double knitting is the exception to many knitting rules. You can double knit a stockinette scarf, and it will lay flat instead of curling. Color knitting will be reversible, showing a negative of the image on the back of the work instead of floats. How is this possible? Cast on Cast on with double the number of stitches The cabled cast on is great for double knitting because it creates a flexible edge. Cast on with yarn held double You could also use the cast on of your choice, but with the yarn held double. How to Double Knit Single color double knitting instructions This is the easiest way to do double knitting Cast on an even number of stitches *Knit 1, slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front, repeat from * across the row Repeat stitch pattern on each row Bind off (using any method) Double knitting with one color in the front and one color in the back Bring both yarns to the front and purl the next stitch with only the contrast color Repeat these two stitches across the row

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.

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

How to Marbleize Paper and Cards - Martha Stewart Crafts - StumbleUpon Immediately after removing the paper, place it in a pan, and pour water over it. Hang paper to dry, marbleized side up. Do not touch the paper until it is dry (typically within 2 hours, depending on humidity levels). Decide whether to keep or discard your solution (it can be used several times). To change paint colors, lay strips of newsprint across the solution's surface, then remove; repeat with clean strips until the solution is clear. You can store the solution in an airtight jar for about a week.

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