Knitting Graph Paper Have you ever tried to design a knitting chart using commercially available graph paper, only to knit it up and find the proportions are all wrong? This is because knitting stitches are not square but commercially available graph paper is! The answer is my special charting paper. The ‘squares’ are rectangular just like knitting stitches. In addition every 5 stitches are marked off with a heavier line so it’s very easy to count where you are when following a pattern. Recycled Fashion It isn't too often that a Mother of a young child gets the opportunity to indulge in a little weekend shopping with her best friends followed by an exquisite high tea, both of which were on my agenda this past weekend. On Saturday, a group of us I hit the Op Shops for a morning of recycled shopping and coffee stops. We had so much fun together, picked up a bargain or two and found a few oddities along the way.
Comment détricoter proprement jusqu'à un certain rang... Frog pond edition In Japan, the kajika goes kerokero. In Spain the rana sings cruá-cruá. A beka would say bre-ke-ke in Hungary. Here in Norway, frosker sier kvakk. ♥♥♥ knitloop ♥♥♥ Ok, so jewelry isn’t exactly seasonal, but just look at how well Alyson Fox nails a transition-to-fall color palate. Color Theory 101: selecting yarns that go together A lot of patterns going around at the moment feature stripes: two or three colors that go together perfectly. You could follow the colors suggested in the pattern sample… but you want to try something a little different. But how in the world do you pick a colors that go together? Color theory.
Nouvelle ligne outil de tricotage: taille Calculator Shaping So it's Friday. It's Spring. Don't you think we all deserve a little teensy goodie today? Yup. Recycled Fashion: Refashioned Sweater Skirt and Legwarmers Following on from last week's sweater skirt inspiration, I found a great second hand knit in Salvos for $6 which turned out to be perfect for this refashion project. I did touch on a moment of guilt, cutting into an otherwise completely wearable garment. Having said that, when I located a store label inside the jumper marked as 'poly-knit', I didn't feel as bad as I would have done cutting into a home knitted jumper. The former arms of this jumper, are now leg warmers, perfect for dance class during winter.. This is an incredibly easy project to do, cut off sleeves, and neckline. Sew sides shut (I serged with my overlocker, but you don't have to), add casing and elastic to the top of the skirt and leg warmers, and you're done.
Turtlegirl's Bloggy Thing » Blog Archive » Tutorial: Twister Garter Cuff/Edging Nov 4th, 2010 by turtlegirl76 When I was putting together the Breaking Hearts Sock pattern, I wanted to find a good reference for knitters to go to for the twisted garter cuff. I was surprised to find that there’s really nothing out there other than the google books preview of the tutorial from The Sock Knitter’s Workshop (excellent book. Buy it). I was less than pleased with the tutorial presented in the book. It’s mostly ok, but it failed to tell you what to do with the working yarn at all.
Knitting Tip - Gloves Fingered Gloves The following pattern is based on gloves (Size 7) knitted in stocking stitch using Cool Wool big with number 3.5 needles. Gloves are normally knitted pretty tightly so you should use a set of needles thinner than you would normally use for this yarn (tension: 21 stitches and 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm). Apart from the thumb gusset the right and left glove are worked in the same way. For the border rib work knit one (through the back of the loop) and purl one. This is how it goes: *Cast on 40 stitches and divide these over 4 needles and work to a round. Knit 7 cm in rib pattern.