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The Incredible, Custom-fit Raglan Sweater

The Incredible, Custom-fit Raglan Sweater
A simple, fill-in-the-blanks method for making the incredible, custom-fit raglan--the sweater that is knit from the neck down in one piece, to fit anybody! By Pamela Costello, St. Paul, Minnesota Introduction The incredible, custom-fit raglan is a sweater knit from the neck down in a single piece on circular needles, and it can be made to fit any size from infant to adult. This form of raglan sweater is not my original idea. This worksheet will take you through the steps required to design and knit the custom-fit raglan. Materials The materials needed to design and knit this sweater are: What kind of yarn? This is your sweater, so choose any yarn you darn well please! How much yarn? It is impossible to calculate in advance the exact amount of yarn needed. This chart also gives approximations of the raglan measurements for each standard size. Measurements The following measurements are needed: Neck-size:_______ (measure snugly around the neck, or use an appropriate man's collar size) Casting on Related:  Things to MakeHobby

WIP Insanity: Ribbing in double knitting, part 2 This is the continuation of Ribbing in double knitting, part 1, which is itself sort of a sequel to About double knitting. In this blog entry, I'm going to cover the four ways to do ribbing in double knitting that I discussed last time, with pictures showing you what each type looks like. Before we begin, though, I need to define my terms. Obviously, because double knitting is reversible, there really is no such thing as a "right side" and a "wrong side" of the work. The instructions for how to do knits and purls are presented in table form. So if, for example, you wanted to do K2-P2 ribbing, first, you would choose which of the four types of double knitted ribbing you want to do, and then on the right side, follow the instructions for a knit stitch of that type twice, then follow the instructions for a purl stitch of that type twice. One colour on each side, with the two layers ribbing in opposite directions from each other right side: wrong side: both sides look like this:

nitsirk Love is actually all around Cowl : Knitty Winter 2012 Tubular Cast On Hold two needles together. Make a slip knot with both yarns and place on the upper needle. This will not count as a stitch. Set up the round: Hold the CO stitches with the purl side up, and the MC sts closet to you. Lower Edging Place marker and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist. Body Body round: Work Heart Pattern Chart four times around. Upper Edging Edging round: [K1 MC, p1 CC; k1 CC, p1 MC] around. Tubular Bind Off Using two needles, separate the front and back sides of the fabric as follows: [Slip k st to needle 1, slip p st to needle 2] around. Using MC, purl one round on just the back side fabric (the sts on needle 2). Cut MC and weave in end between fabrics. My So Called Life And Other Lies

Cap Sleeve Lattice Top | Purl Soho - Create I can remember lying for hours under the pergola in my grandmother’s yard. In the fall I’d watch the grid-like shadows shift across the grass as the sun moved across the sky. And in the spring I’d stare up, tracking the path of the vines weaving in and out of the lattice work structure. Empty or abundant, I loved the woven wood overhead. My fondness towards this geometric patterning does not stop at the garden wall. It carries over to painted kitchen floors, pie crusts and, as you see here, knits! I made this Cap Sleeve Lattice Top with one of our newest (and most favorite!) Watching the sparce grid of the pergola become overrun with wisteria and roses was a sure sign of the hot summer days to come. For the main color: 2 (2, 3) skeins of Madeline Tosh’s Sport, 100% superwash merino wool. Gauge 6 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch on larger needles Sizes Small (Medium, Large) Note To alter the size be sure to cast on an odd number that is a multiple of 3 plus 1. Pattern Back Back Ribbing - din garnbutikk på nett HJS Studio Design Your Own Knitting Patterns Print Version Here When I'd been knitting maybe three years, back in about 1981, I visited a knitting store in Maryland, I forget what town, and asked if they had classes on designing your own knitting patterns. The woman looked at me with incredulity and said that designing your own was really hard to do, and no, they didn't have classes on it. A little later I found a Penguin yarn store in the local mall--unheard of today, and maybe I was luckier then than I realized. And what I essentially realized is that I already had all the skills I needed, thanks to two serendipitous circumstances: I had encountered Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmerman in my first year of knitting, and I had begun knitting in Germany, where in common with other western European countries (but uncommon in the US), knitting patterns in books and magazines provided a diagram of the project parts, with measurements. Between these two helps, I realized that anyone can design a project. Step 4: Measurements

Connie Chang Chinchio Posted on | April 9, 2014 | 34 Comments Several months ago, a good friend, Tanis, contacted a couple of us about an idea she had – what if a group of knitwear designers who also happen to be mothers put out a completely independent collection of handknit designs inspired by and made for their children? I loved the idea — both because I love designing knits for little people (quick satisfying knits that take a skein or two of yarn – what could be better than that?) and because I’ve been veering more and more towards independent publishing in the last couple of years and the opportunity to do that with the support of talented friends spurring each other on was too good to resist. Each contributing designer is someone whose designs and aesthetics I’ve long admired or who I’ve had the luck to know in real life, and in most cases, both. We collected ideas, sketches of designs, and an outline of a plan. Friday, April 11th, Susan B. Posted on | October 16, 2013 | 1 Comment Thanks, Connie .

Elephant Do you remember the “Amigurumi & Crochet Blog Directory” that I compiled last year in August? I really enjoyed visiting blogs from around the world and seeing what projects different crochet artists were working on. When I clicked on “Petite Maille”, a French blog by Fannie, I was greeted with some pictures of an absolutely adorable elephant (see here). I was immediately intrigued by the construction and shaping of this amigurumi as it looked very different from the traditional method of crocheting individual limbs and then attaching them altogether. I was delighted to see that Fannie provided the free French pattern on her blog. Fannie had translated a Spanish pattern that she herself had discovered on a blog called “Amigurumies” by Rani. Rani showed me what the original Japanese pattern looked like, and after some sleuthing and help from my Japanese friend (thanks Saho!!!) The top part began with crocheting around a foundation chain to create this oval shape. Next up was the ears!

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Pattern: Elephant Crochet these absolutely adorable, whimsical elephants with a brilliant amigurumi technique that requires minimal attaching. Make them in a multitude of colours and add some fabric lining to the ears as a pretty touch! This elephant is an original design by Japanese artist Chisachi Kushima. Materials: grey or pink yarn (I used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice in “Pink and Silver Grey”) 2.5 mm or 2.75 mm crochet hook (I used a 2.75 mm hook)yarn needlefiberfill6 mm or 9 mm safety eyes (I used 9 mm)fabric for lining of earswhite felt for tusks Note: I worked in continuous rounds (vs. joined rounds). Body: Ch 9 ( this is the foundation chain), R1: Starting from second chain from hook, Sc 7 in back loops of foundation chain. 3 sc in last stitch. ***To see a step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet around a foundation chain, please see HERE! R2: 1 inc, 6 sc, 3 inc, 6 sc, 2 inc (24) R3: 8 sc, 1 inc, 1 sc, 1 inc, 1 sc, 1 inc, 11 sc (27) R7: 15 sc, 1 inc, 5 sc, 1 inc, 5 sc, 1 inc, 17 sc (48) Cut the yarn.