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Knitty - magic cast-on

Knitty - magic cast-on
You have cast one stitch on to needle #1. 5. Bring needle #2 over the yarn tail on your thumb, around and under the yarn and back up, making a loop around needle #2. Pull the loop snug around the needle. You have cast one stitch on to needle #2. There are now two stitches on needle #2 Ñ the stitch you just cast on plus the anchor loop. The top yarn strand always wraps around needle #1 (the bottom needle), and the bottom yarn strand always wraps around needle #2 (the top needle). 6. 7. 8. In this picture, a total of 20 stitches, or 10 stitches on each needle, have been cast on. Turn back to the right side to begin knitting. 9. Knit the row of stitches from needle #1. You will see a row of stitches appear between the two needles. 10. Be careful! You have completed one round and are back where you started. Note: Do the stitches between the needles appear too loose or "sloppy?" There are two rows of stitches between the needles now. Round 3: K all stitches on both needles (no decreases).

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How to knit with two circulars How to knit small circumferences with two circulars You don't need double-pointed needles to knit small circumferences like sleeves, gloves, socks, and the top of hats. Instead you can use two circulars, which cuts the number of joins down to only two. A few people have claimed credit for this neat trick; I think it's one of those things that occured to multiple people about the same time. Select your needles You can use two circulars of any length; 16" through 29" seem to work the best. I prefer to use two needles with different cable lengths so I can always tell at a glance which needle I'm holding. If your two circulars are identical in brand and length (which makes them impossible to tell apart) you can place a marker after a few stitches have been worked on the first needle so you know the circular with the marker is needle #1. Casting on Cast on the required number of stitches onto one circular. How it works The concept is amazingly simple. That's it! [Go to my knitting start page]

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The Pretty Picot Cast On...a Tutorial I have uploaded two videos demonstrating the details of today's post, but in the first video, I was alone, and had to content with severe body contortion and a deep sustained squint (I was eventually sure that I was looking myself in the eye...) in order to film this here little clip... Normally my precious daughter does the filming while yours truly demonstrates knitting bliss, but in the first video, I set up my trusty tripod and after considerable trial and error , I managed to get the whole thing focused, while leaning, arms akimbo, back pretzeled, around the darned tripod. This resulted in me only being able to see what the heck I was doing , by looking at the video viewer a half inch from my nose :[ Ok, so what am I trying to say? The Picot Cast On...with a twist! Now, I am sure that the vast majority of readers out in Blogland, have already come across or even mastered this little cast on, and if you have, I am sorry... a tedious description will now follow... Cast on 5 stitches.

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Paging... a doctor... of some kind... - The Pearl of Civilization 25 Sep 2006, 11:02 · diy, knitting, knitting patterns I’ve been trying to figure out who to name this knitted doctor mask after. It seems like surely there is a doctor who presides over fashion with accidental political relevance, the way Dr. Galen, in a heroic effort to work with my vague doctor-related presentiments, suggested Dr. Free knitting pattern: cozy doctor mask The mask is worked in stockinette stitch with a narrow garter stitch border, with garter stitch ear straps attached afterwards. Gauge: 4.25 sts and 6 rows per inch Needles: 4.5mm (or size to obtain gauge) Yarn: under 25g of worsted weight Size: adult (one size) Pattern Row 1 (RS): sl 1, P2, K to last 3 sts, P3. These two rows make up the pattern (stockinette bordered by a 3-stitch garter border). Main mask Straps Pick up 3 sts at top of left edge of mask. Repeat on right side of mask. Finishing Weave in ends. Tips and notes The mask is pretty warm, and I think it would be a great alternative to a scarf.

Health & Medical History of Osama bin Laden Doctor Zebra > Presidential health > Other notables > Historical figures All information about bin Laden should be treated with a healthy dose of skepticism. A Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 book, The Looming Tower 1, scoffs at previous reports -- apparently well-regarded by the CIA -- that bin Laden has Marfan syndrome or kidney disease. Vital Statistics Bin Laden was born on March 10, 1957 2a. Comment: Being "forced to lie down" could be a result of hypotension, autonomic dysfunction, or some other cause of weakness. "The CIA has determined that bin Laden has an enlarged heart and chronically low blood pressure" 4. [Persons with Marfan syndrome are classically tall and thin. Resources Wright, Lawrence.

magazine - Short rows for bust shaping (technique feature) Short Rows for Bust Shaping Short rows have lots of uses. They make a flat object take shape. They can be the heel of a sock, or they can turn the stair stepping of a shoulder into a smooth angle. They can build up the back neck in a raglan sweater, or they can shape a sweater front for a large bosom. Today’s article is focusing on short rows for bust shaping. First, let’s talk about what short rows do Short rows add length to the overall body. As many of you know, I’m a very busty girl. One of the things I look forward to most about wearing a sweater I hand knit is that I won’t have to do any of that. If you’ve done some reading about short rows for the bust you’ve probably found several approaches to them.

Maybe on my next pair of socks I'll give that a try. I only do the 1 or 2 circs method. Should work fine I'd say. by douglasgrendahl Dec 21

I have done it and it's not hard to master, although I have to read the directions again each time I use it. I usually do socks 2 at a time and there are instructions for that on the Internet too. I don't know if I've save that link in Pearltrees. by stacyw Dec 20

Ok, has anyone tried this technique and if so, comments? by douglasgrendahl Dec 20