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Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off, Fall 2009

Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off, Fall 2009
This bind off combines the classic simple bind off with a yarn wrap. It is thus named because it defies logic that anything so simple would be so elastic. Before you scoff, give it a try. It has a higher elasticity than Elizabeth Zimmermann’s sewn bind off, and has an advantage in that it is not sewn, and therefore easier to execute over a long length of fabric. For optimum elasticity, avoid snugging the stitches tightly after you knit or purl them. NOTES This bind off is well-suited to hats, sweater necks, and especially toe-up socks – anything that requires a lot of stretch to get into place! To process a knit stitch: Yarn-over in reverse (that is, wrap the opposite direction around the needle from the standard yarnover)... knit 1... insert left needle into yo and pull it over the stitch that was just knit. To process a purl stitch: Yarn-over (in the usual direction) purl 1... insert left needle into yo and pull it over the stitch that was just purled.

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On Designing a Lace Triangle II « Knitting Kninja Yesterday, I posted about designing a lace triangle using inserts. Today I’m going to talk about all over lace, such as the lace used in Arabella. Keep in mind that these are partial explanations, and that I will try to continue to add to this series as people make specific requests (or I remember something I left out, like cast on advice, etc.) so if there’s something you’d really like to know about how I design a lace triangle, email or comment and I’ll try to answer as best I can. There are a lot of gorgeous all over lace patterns out there that do not work well in the basic framework we laid out yesterday of a shawl with increases on the right side.

Palindrome Materials: Heavy worsted weight yarn, approx 385 yards (280g) (I used 5 skeins of Patons SWS in the Natural Pink colorway. I only used portions of 3 of these skeins to keep the striping in sequence.) Size 9 needles, or size recommended for your yarn Cable needle Gauge: It's a scarf. 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 Carolyn Yackel and sarah-marie belcastro co-organized three mathematics conference sessions, each of which included a sequence of talks and a mathematical fiber arts exhibit.

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Knitted Lace Triangle Construction by Michelle Miller When I started designing knitwear one of the first things that caught my interest was the construction of triangular lace shawls. I’ve had more than my share of advanced mathematics and physics classes through the years. The accumulation of which have given me the curiosity and desire to explore something that seems so simple and geometrical, but like most knitting is quite complex. I started by knitting triangles in as many different ways as I could as a worthy distraction from the drudgery of writing my Master’s Thesis. All triangular examples have one thing in common, each is knit flat with a plain purl or stockinette row between working rows. We will look at Traditional, Side to Side, Long Edge to Point and Point to Long Edge Construction.