Crossing stitches: one way to avoid a hole on a vertical opening in knitwearOn the community knitting board Ravelry, the subject has twicelately come up of crossing stitches to avoid a hole where a vertical opening (pocket slit, buttonhole, sleeve opening, division for the heeltab of a sock) is being made. Although it is not the only method for avoiding holes in this area, crossing stitches is a decent utility method for solving the problem and deserves a post of its own. Illustration 1 shows the nature of the problem. Specifically, when two columns of stitches are to be separated, the only thing holding the fabric together under the separation is a single stand of yarn (illustrated in green). That single strand tends to stretch out, and will eventually leave a hole in this area. Illustration 2 shows that by crossing the stitches in the row just under the separation, there will now be five strands of yarn to take the strain (green) rather than the single strand in illustration 1. Illustration 3 shows an application of this principle at the heel tab of a sock.
untitledAnnemarie's Haakblogstitch & sknitchBibliothèque de points DROPS: Points CrochetVous trouverez ici une sélection de gros plans de différents points et textures utilisés dans les modèles DROPS. C'est un outil très utile si vous cherchez un certain type de point ou lorsque vous cherchez l'inspiration pour vos propres créations ! Et rappelez-vous qu'en utilisant des épaisseurs différentes de qualité de fil à tricoter, et/ou en tricotant sur la base d'une tension différente, vous donnerez un nouvel aspect au motif.Vous trouverez plus d'informations à ce sujet ici ! Alpaca Big Delight Delight Eskimo Cotton Viscose Cotton Merino Paris Cotton Light
Newborn Ballcap PatternI've made many ballcaps using a light weight baby yarn, however I wanted to use a worsted weight yarn. I adapted the pattern to compensate for the different yarn and wanted to share the end result. I haven't had this pattern tested, hopefully it is clear and error-free. Newborn Ballcap Create this adorable ball cap for the littlest player in your life. DESIGNED BYHelen Heaverin SKILL LEVELEasy FINISHED SIZENewborn GAUGE8 dc and 5 rows = 2” MATERIALS· Caron Simply Soft 3 oz. (85 g) skein1 skein Soft Blue (makes approx. 2 caps)· Size F/5/3.75 mm crochet hook or size to obtain gauge· Tapestry needle · Stitch markers SPECIAL STITCHES Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): YO, insert hook from front to back around post of dc on previous rnd. PATTERN NOTESBeg Ch-3 counts as dc. Starting at the top of cap, Ch 5, sl st to form ring. Rnd 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, join: 12 dc. Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, (dc, fpdc) in next dc, *2dc in next dc, (dc, fpdc) in next dc, rep from * around, join: 24 sts.
My knitted wool top hatI was asked how I made my hat and I figured I should do a write up. It started when I found this site and a pattern for a tricorn hat: I recommend thoroughly reading that article site and getting comfortable with the process. So this may not be the best way, but it's how I did it. Start: Cast on 108 placing stitch markers after 10, 10, 14, 10, 10, 10, 10, 14, 10, 10. I number my markers 1-10 so that I know when I've made a complete round. I then knit 14 rounds. I'll use (M#) to indicate where my markers are Round 15: k8, k2tog, (M1) k8, k2tog, (M2) k14, (M3) k2tog, k8, (M4) k2tog, k8, (M5) k8, k2tog, (M6) k8, k2tog, (M7) k14, (M8) k2tog, k8, (M9) k2tog, k8 (M10) Round 16: knit Hatband: Round 17: Purl Round 18: Knit Crown: Round 2: Purl Round 3-25: Knit (this is the pictured hat, I'm doing another where I'm doing about 60 rounds here to make it a taller hat) Top decreases: Repeat this 2 round pattern 4 times: Round 1: k2tog, knit to marker, repeat
Crochet Work - Chapter IX - Encyclopedia of Needlework, Crochet Patterns, Stitches, Crochet Lace PatternsBy Thérèse de Dillmont Crochet lace.—Close leaves and bars with picots Crochet Work - IX Crochet work, so called from the hook, French croche orcroc, with which it is done, is not only one of the easiest but in comparison with the cost and labour, one of the most effective kinds of fancy-work. Hooks, or needles, as they are generally called, made of wood, bone or tortoise-shell are used for all the heavier kinds of crochet work in thick wool or cotton, and steel ones for the finer kinds. Fig. 400. Fig. 401. Fig. 402. Table of the approximate relation of the D.M.C threads and cottons to the numbers of the crochet needles. Explanation of the signs *. Crochet stitches. Crochet work may however, be divided into two kinds, German crochet, and Victoria or Tunisian crochet; the latter is known also under the name of tricot-crochet. The rows are worked, according to the kind of stitch, either to and fro, or all from one end. Position of the hands and explanation of (1) chain stitch (fig. 403). Picots.