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WigUsing straight needles or one set of circulars, cast on 96 sts. Work in 2 x 2 rib until the piece is as long as the distance between the bottom of your chin, and your eyebrow (about 6.5"), ending with a WS row. NOTE: The extra stitches along the edge of the work will balance the width of the first and last ribs. Later on, when the bangs are added, these stitches will become parts of purl ribs. If more length in the main body of the wig is desired, work more rows at this point. Bangs With RS facing and using backward loop cast on, loosely CO 32 sts. If more length in the bangs is desired, work more rows at this point. Work Decreases Using diagram B below as a guide, rearrange stitches on needles and add stitch markers. NOTE: Decreases will be worked identically at the front and back of the wig. Begin decrease round by working decreases over bangs.

DIY: T-shirt Surgery Image: flickr Do you have have tonnes of old baggy t-shirts crowding out your wardrobe and not sure what to do with them? Chopping them up and reconstructing them into funky, sexy and hip clothing is hot right now. Often called t-shirt mashups, t-shirt surgery, or t-shirt refashioning, whatever its called we love it. TreeHugger has previously discussed SuperNaturale's t-shirts to underwear and looked at t-shirts to bags and of course the t-shirt to swimsuit, what else can you do with a t-shirt and how and where do you find out? Image: Oh my stars (where you can find other tutorials and images) Image: Skirt constructed from t-shirt at LekknerSome resources to get you started:1. tutorials and patterns at ::Oh my stars and ::livejournal and ::what the craft and ::instructables t-shirt mashup2.

Reclaiming yarn from a thrift store sweater & ***Warning*** This is a very photo-heavy post! Since starting my blog, a few people have shown interest in learning how to recycle sweaters for the yarn. I spent the weekend working on a tutorial! On Friday, I went to our local Salvation Army and struck gold. Five sweaters. I chose to use the darker blue one for this tutorial because it was the smoothest yarn and was a little thicker than the rest. The first thing you need to do is turn the sweater inside out and remove all the labels. This is a good seam. This is a BAD/serged seam. I like to call these pieces the zip cords. This was the hardest picture to take for this tutorial! Begin taking your sweater apart! Ta-da!!! Now you’re ready to start unravelling your sweater! I start with the smaller pieces of the sweater and work my way to the larger ones. I wind the yarn directly on to my niddy noddy. There’s one! The yarn will be very crinkly/crimped at this stage. Keep going! I use a large tote filled with just barely luke-warm water to soak.

How to Make Pom Pom Flowers I have a thing for flowers that look like pom poms. Mums, allium, chive blossoms, dahlias – love ‘em! Since fresh flowers aren’t always in the budget, and because I have a brown thumb, I started thinking about what I could do to brighten up our apartment with flowers without actually using flowers. How to make pom poms? Though my method basically follows the Bella Dia tutorial, I have made some slight variations, so I’ve posted my method below. What you’ll need for the project: yarn small, sharp scissors wire cutters a hot glue gun and glue sticks materials for the stems (paper or fabric covered floral wire or my favorite, branches or twigs) Using your thumb, hold the end of the yarn against your fingers as you begin to wrap the yarn. The more times you wrap the yarn, the fuller your pom pom will be. After you’ve finished wrapping the yarn, carefully slide it off of your fingers. Cut a piece of yarn that is between 4 and 6 inches long to use as a tie. Ta da!

TaskRabbit: Life is busy. We can help. Loosely cast on 25 stitches. Work 5 rows in garter stitch (knit each row). Begin working lace pattern following either chart (and Pattern Notes) or written instructions below. VERY IMPORTANT: If you are knitting from the chart, it is imperative to read Pattern Notes before beginning! Row 1 [RS]: k3, ssk, yo, k5, [yo, k1] 5 times, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k3 (31 sts) Row 2 [WS]: k3, p25, k3 Row 3 [RS]: k3, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, [k2tog, yo] 2 times, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, [yo, ssk] 2 times, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k3 (31 sts) Row 4 [WS]: k3, p25, k3 Row 5 [RS]: k3, ssk, yo, k3tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5, yo, ssk, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k2tog, k3 (31 sts) Row 6 [WS]: k3, p25, k3

Woven Square Slippers: A Tutorial « Knitting Interrupted So weaving is great for making flat fabric, and with my loom I can whip up a 12″ square in a couple of hours. But what are you going to do with all those squares? I mean, I can only make so many dish cloths, you know? 1. 2. And, using it as a drawstring, pull it tight, gathering up one side of the square to look like this: Now your square looks like this: 3. leaving a hole in the top. Make another one and felt using your favorite method. Ezra hates them, of course, because he hates everything I make for him, but I think they’re pretty awesome. Like this: Like Loading... Felt Gift Tags These cute gift tags are a great way to use felt scraps. I wanted these to be a fun, stress-free kind of project because as we all know, no one needs any added stress during the holidays. With all the travel, shopping, cooking, and entertaining going on I just wanted these tags to be a nice thing to do while watching holiday specials on TV or hanging out by the fire. If you get 3 of them done, great! If you manage to sew a dozen, bully for you! Materials Holiday Wool Felt Bundle or leftover pieces of any wool felt.contrasting Valdani Embroidery Threadone page of white card stocka Felt Gift Tag Template, available for free download here, printed and cut out Cutting Cut a small rectangle from your card stock using the template, put this aside. Trace both template pieces onto a piece of felt and then cut it out. Embroidery Using a pencil or water soluble fabric marker draw a line 1/8-inch around the "window" section of the open felt piece. Stitch around the entire marked line. Happy Holidays!

Double Knitting - Knitting Community Double knitting is the exception to many knitting rules. You can double knit a stockinette scarf, and it will lay flat instead of curling. Color knitting will be reversible, showing a negative of the image on the back of the work instead of floats. How is this possible? Double knitting produces a fabric with the right sides showing on both sides of the work. This technique is fun to do and produces a thick fabric that is ideal for winter accessories, hot pads, and there are even patterns for double knit sweaters! Cast on Cast on with double the number of stitches The cabled cast on is great for double knitting because it creates a flexible edge. Cast on with yarn held double You could also use the cast on of your choice, but with the yarn held double. How to Double Knit Single color double knitting instructions Double knitting with one color in the front and one color in the back Bring both yarns to the front and purl the next stitch with only the contrast color

Olivia's Butterfly This is a very simple hat and very quick to make. Using a J hook and worsted weight yarn, I used red heart, and it fits a 20 1/2 inch head very nicely. Very easily adjustible by either adding increase rows or taking away. Rnd 1) ch3, 11dc in 3rd ch from hook (11dc) sl st to top of first dc (now and through out),Rnd 2) ch2, (does not count as dc now and through out) 2dc in each st around, sl st to top of first dcRnd 3) ch 2 * 2dc in first st, 1dc in next st around, repeat from * around slip st to joinRnd 4) ch2, *2dc in first st, dc in next 2dc , repeat from * around, joinRnd 5) ch2, * 2dc in first st, dc in next 3dc , repeat from * around, join Rnd 6) ch2, dc in same st and each st around Rnd 7 and 8) Repeat rnd 6 Rnd 9) ch2, dc in same st, dc in next 21 sts, ch10, skip next 9 sts, dc in next st and in each st accross, slip st to join Rnd 10) ch2, dc in same st and in next 21 sts, ch 10, skip 10 chains, dc in next dc and in each remaining dc, slip st to join Rnd 11 and 12) Repeat rnd 10