bonnet facile knitting for last minute gifts is part of the holiday season and often unexpectedly fun. this year a slouchy hat using two luxurious skeins of eyre, for a close friend seemed just right. last-minute slouch ::: yarn :: madelinetosh eyre (225 yds (206 meters): “milk”, 2 skeins, madelinetosh tosh sock (395 yards / 361 meters) : “robin’s egg”, 1 skein. note : both yarns are held doubled throughout. needles :: one US 9 (5.5mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle. change needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
Lazy Daisy Embroidery Video Tutorial on Handknits from Color by Kristin Here is number two of three videos I've just finished editing to help you learn embroidery on handknits. This video shows how to make Lazy Daisies - a very easy embroidery stitch. After you watch it, you should be able to make petals and small leaves on your handknits. Sliding loop : an easy way to begin granny square! The double sliding loop is my favorite way to begin a granny square. I find this method fabulous as I can make the beginning ring the size I want. I worked it with a double ring as I find it more safe and easier to weave in end the tails. And here is a tutorial just to share with you my way to work :
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Tips and Tricks - Heels Toe Up, Afterthought Heel Socks By: Jill L. Schaefer© Level: Intermediate/Advanced Beginner Materials: Sport Weight Yarn and Needles appropriate for Sport Weight Yarn 24” Scrap Length of Contrast Yarn (In same weight as main yarn) Stitch Markers Scissors Yarn Needle Optional: Row Counter Crochet Hook For Picking Up Stitches Pattern instructions are for a child's sock. For clarity and economics (yours!) the photos are in black & white
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?