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. Next row [RS]: work as before, but slip the first and last stitch. 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.
How to Make Pom Pom FlowersI 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. Soon, the idea for some sort of pom pom flower started bouncing around in my head, and this is what I came up with. 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. Cut a piece of yarn that is between 4 and 6 inches long to use as a tie.
Double Knitting - Knitting CommunityDouble 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? 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 This is the easiest way to do double knitting Cast on an even number of stitches *Knit 1, slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front, repeat from * across the row Repeat stitch pattern on each row Bind off (using any method) 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 Repeat these two stitches across the row
TLC Home &Free Scarf Knitting Patterns&Braiding adds another dimension to an otherwise very simple pattern. Choose a soft yarn -- it will follow the curves of the braid better than a stiffer one. Size Width: 4" (10cm) Length: 55" (140cm), not including fringe What You'll Need Yarn: Soft worsted weight yarn, 288 yards (263.5m) We used: Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk (80% alpaca, 20% silk; 72 yards [66m] per 50g ball): #12 Grape, 4 balls Needles: US size 8 (5mm) Notions: Tapestry needle to weave in ends; size 8/H (5mm) crochet hook Gauge 18 stitches=4" (10cm) in single-rib stitch pattern Making the Scarf Cast on 10 stitches. Row 1: Work in knit 1, purl 1 rib pattern to end of row. Row 2: Slip first stitch knitwise, (purl 1, knit 1) to end of row, ending with a purl stitch. Repeat row 2 for pattern until piece measures about 64" (162.5cm). Bind off all stitches in pattern. Repeat the above instructions 2 more times to make 3 individual 64" (162.5cm) strips. Make the Braid Lay the 3 single-ribbed strips next to each other on a flat surface.