Grafting Epiphany « Toe-less Ankle Sock: Sideways | Main | Spring Fever » May 21, 2007 Grafting Epiphany Several years ago I confronted my fear of grafting -- gulp -- bit the bullet and became reasonable proficient. I do, however, have grafting amnesia, which requires me to google,"nonaknits grafting", each time I need to dredge up my grafting tutorial and these four steps: How to Block Acrylic Earlier this year I wrote an article on my blog about how to block acrylic. It's turning out to be a very popular one, so I decided I'm going to repost it here, with the patterns, where it ought to be. Being a member of Ravelry, I get to read all kinds of wonderful information on the subject of knitting, crochet, spinning, etc. It's a veritable fountain of all things knitterly. However, there is one thing that pops up in the forums every so often that just makes my blood boil. The myth that acrylic can not be blocked.
guide to free online knitting resources » whip up There have been a few staple online mags and resources on the scene for a while, but with new mags popping up here and there I thought I would try to do a bit of of a roundup and see how many I could find. If you know of any more please comment. image: ‘lakeside’ lacy knee high socks from knotions magazine knitty.com – quarterly knitting magazine with patterns and articles ravelry.com - online knitting community – patterns, forums, wiki, and more twist collective – new online mag with some really nice patterns [only a few free patterns] and articles knotions - new online mag with some really cute patterns the inside loop UK based mag – small range of nice patterns teen knitter magazine – downloadable PDF – written by teens for teens. Print magazines or yarn stores with a free online pattern section.
Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial! - KNITTING Have you seen this capelet from Anthropologie's Winter '05 collection? I think I figured out the pattern...Here are some photos of my interpretation, and the pattern. It's really easy (I started on Saturday!) I used 1 ½ balls of Rowan Polar on size 11 needles. (gauge = 12 st and 16 rows over 4”) CO 49 st1 x 1 rib for 2 inches to create neckline
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Making Beautiful seams- A tutorial Making beautiful seams takes time and patience. Please don't rush this. If you need to, chant to yourself "Proper finishing will make or break my project." I would really hate to see a garment that you have worked so hard on be messed up by sloppy finishing. The Mattress Stitch knitty.com There are about 30 ways to cast on in knitting. Long tail, provisional, cable, crochet, backward loop...the mind reels. They all have their merits. Some are solid, some are stretchy, some leave you ready to work a right side row, and some look better with ribbing.
The Home of Mathematical Knitting The Home of Mathematical Knitting (sarah-marie's mathematical knitting pages and mathematical fiber arts pages) Conference Sessions and Books SANDS memory blanket (charity knit) with Pattern Errata - KNITTING My mum found out about this charity from the Rural (a Scottish version of the Women's Institute) and brought home a pattern. So many people are affected by the loss of babies so when I was offered an opportunity to do something small to help people going through this I decided to give it a shot. They really wanted all the blankets to be white seeing as that is quite neutral and respectful so I tried pretty hard to keep it white which made working on this all the slower, unfortunately. The charity's website is here: I hope that doesn't count as advertising!The pattern can be found here: My copy of the pattern had an error in the border which made it look very different to the border in the photo but my Mum helped me to correct it.
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knitty.com In the last issue, I promised to show you how to join two sets of live stitches without leaving a seam. Perfect for this particular issue of Knitty with its focus on garments to be worn ... hmm ... well, let's just say places you might not want a seam. It's also perfect for the toes of socks, the top of hoods and baby garments or anywhere else you don't want the thickness of bound-off edges sewn together. Summer 2007 NECK EDGE Using smaller needle, CO 112[130, 148, 166, 186, 202] sts. Join to begin working in the round, being careful not to twist. Place marker to indicate end of round (use a marker that is different from the others). Frost Flowers Latest Post It must be Thursday… I never could get the hang of Thursdays. -Arthur Dent in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy I watched Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy again. Although I’m sure there are Douglas Adams purists out there who object to the 2005 movie interpretation of the book, this is a favourite movie of ...