Knitting Library | Beginners' Knitting Resources If you'd like to learn how to knit or are returning to knitting from a long absence, the following resources should be able to get you going. Your local yarn shop (LYS) Nothing can take the place of having a real live person show you what to do. The folks at your LYS can guide you to the right yarn and needles for your project as well as help you out if you get stuck. Your local library Your local library may have books and videos that cover basic knitting techniques. Videos at Knitnet.com Casting On: www.knitnet.com/common/support/support3.htm Knitting: Purling: Casting Off: Illustrations at Vogueknitting.com There are oodles of online groups for every type of knitting interest imaginable. I highly recommend finding a group of nearby knitters.
How to knit small circumferences w/ one long circular How to knit small circumferences using one long circular needle If you understand the concept of knitting with two circulars it is easy to switch over to using one long circular to knit a small circumference. The two techniques are very similar (same basic concept) and which you use will likely depend on the circulars you already own or your budget for buying new circulars. Also, some people prefer using one circular because the dangling ends of a second circular can be considered distracting. I like working with a 40" Addi Turbo circular. This technique has been around for ages, some people say their grandma or auntie did it, but it's explained in a booklet published by Fiber Trends titled "The Magic Loop" so that's what most people now call it. I received the Fiber Trends booklet as a gift after I had already learned the technique so I was prepared to trade it away. Instructions for using one circular: 1) Cast on the required number of stitches onto a 40" circular needle.
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ChicKnits : Free Patterns & Knitting Tips for the Modern Kni Free Knitting Patterns & Project Gallery Free, Online Knitting Patterns - Begi Knit Wit - a knitting blog Welcome to Lion Brand Yarn Company Knit Happens the blue blog patterns: HiP and Silkie happy knitting! HiP and Silkie Two hip, tie-inspired belts. The HiP scarf is a narrow, bias version of the Harry Potter striped school scarf. Silkie is an even skinnier (and completely non-Harry Potter) version of the bias scarf, knit in a silky cotton blend with a metal D ring to keep it belted. HiP Materials- approx. 150 yds. Gauge5 1/2 - 6 sts. Measurements:approx. 3 1/2" wide and 60" long or as long as you want Stripe Pattern18 rows [MC], 2 rows [CC], 4 rows [MC], 2 rows [CC](Note: I carried the [CC] across the 4 rows of [MC], but cut it and started a new strand after completing the 18 rows [MC]) Instructions:With [MC], cast on 22 stitches. Silkie Materials- 2 balls Debbie Bliss Cathay, one each in of two different colors(This should be enough to make two silkies.)- circular or straight needles size US4- tapestry needle for weaving in ends- 1 or 1 1/2 inch size D rings Gauge6 sts. Measurements:approx. 1 1/4" wide and as long as you want Instructions:With [MC], cast on 3 stitches.
KnitPicks Harry Potter Knitting Patterns One eco-friendly way of getting knitting supplies that we sort of touched on yesterday is by upcycling, or making yarn out of some other material that was already in existence as something else. T-shirt yarn is a common example. I have a whole box full of T-shirts that one day I really will make into a quilt, and many of them I've cut the bottoms off of to make into T-shirt yarn. It's a relatively easy process but it can be really hard on your hands to cut through all that material and to keep the "yarn" a somewhat consistent thickness. I made this little bag for holding coupons out of plastic yarn. © Sarah E. When you've made your yarn, you should know that it can be a little difficult to work with, but it's still a lot of fun for projects like this super-sturdy bag. Another kind of upcycled yarn is known as plarn or plastic yarn, which is made out of plastic shopping bags. Recycled silk yarn. © Sarah E. You can also purchase yarn that includes recycled materials.
the blue blog archives: another weasley harry potter anyone? another weasley-along Gryffindor socks, knit in Dani's hand-painted self-striping sock yarngryffindor striped hat in leftover yarn from my HiP scarfa weasley sweater for me knitted with Rowan Felted Tweed in Ginger(p.s. - I've posted a weasley sweater pattern if you're looking for one!)Hermione hat in Manos #115 august 12, 2005 knitalong reborn After seeing S's weasley sweater every day in the window in the store, I've decided that I have to make myself one. Now, I thought this was the great red color that my weasley-along co-hostess, Jenn, used for hers (that color, by the way, was called Conker), but it's purple. So I'm thinking I need to officially re-open the weasley knitalong. And for the few who are interested, here's the house I was recently sorted into. august 18, 2005 another weasley?! There are so many Weasleys, why not another weasley knitalong? pick a button, any button what could it be? Got any more links and/or pattern suggestions for me? august 24, 2005
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