Tie One On

I To Oin 2 yarn in the riddle of the rev , insert che right needle into ihc next stitch to be worked, wrap che new yarn around che right needle and start knitting with the new yarn. 2 Work to the of the row. Tie che old and new strands together loosely before contiiv uing so ehcy will rx> t unravel. To join n new yarn at rfte side edge, tic it loosely around che old yam, leaving at least a 6 15cm tall. Untie the knot later and weave the ends into the seam (see page 24 for a description of...

Vertical Seam On Stockinette Titch

Once you ve finished off the last strand of every piece of your garment, ihere's one thing left Ui do in order to make those pieces into something you can wear sew them together. In knitting, this sowing together is generally called seaming. and is accom plished u itii a yarn needle and the same yam you used to make your project There are many ways to xtvn together knitted fabric, and each version serves a different purpose. 1 or example, you use one kind of seaming to join adjaccnt lengths of...

Getting Started

Are you ready to knit Whether you've always wanted to team how. or have just recently begun to yearn fur the sound of needles clicking together, wclcomc Youac ricked a great placc to start. I he three sections of this book ore designed with the new knitter in mind. In the first section we'll take you step by step through I lie process of learning to knit from the vcr basics of making your first stitch to later on when we'll explore the ins-and-ours Of decreasing, increasing, seaming and other...

Shake Your Bootie

Now you're cruising With knitting, purling, ribbing, decreasing, increasing and seaming all under your belt, you're well on your way to becoming a knitting pro. So, how would you like to cinch that title by learning to pick up stitches, work double decreases and even dye yarn with powdered drink mix Well, hang on because we're about to do all three with these delightful baby booties designed by Jean Guirgui . Instructions are written for si .c Newborn Changes for 3 months and 6 months arc in...

Knitting Shoulders Together

Although you can always simply bind off the shoulders and sew them together, you can also use this clever device for constructing shoulder scams the three-needle bind-off This trick streamlines two processes of finishing binding off and seaming into one. and has the added bonus of creating a join that is simultaneously very strong aivri not bulky. To knit the shoulders together, you will need three needles one holding each of the two shoulder tops, and one with which you complete no bind off....

Knit Or Purl Two Together Decrease

Purl One Into Back Loop

There ire a myriad of projects you can make in reciangular form, but at some point you may want to move on to item that are a bit more shaped. Decreasing or reducing the number of stitches n a row is one way m achicvc that shaping. There arc numerous methods of decreasing that produce different looks and ctTccts. but we ire going to introduce you to u pair of ihe easiest and most common decreases to .start the knit two together or k2tog and purl two together or p2tog decreases. If you need to...

Tworow Horizontal Buttonhole

I he two row non ontnl buttonhole is bv far the most common buttonhole, and adaptable io he smaller or larger depending on the si c of your button, it is made by binding off a number of stitches on one row and casting them on again on the next. I he last stitch bound off is part of the left side of the buttonhole. I On the first row, work to the placement of the buttonhole. Knit two. with the left needle, pull one stitch over the other stitch, knit one, puil chc second st lt tch over the knit...

Picking Up A Running Knit And Purl Stitch

A running stitch is one that has dropped mere than one row. It is easiest to pick it up with a crochet hcck. For a krit scicch.be sure the loose horizontal strands are in back of the dropped stitch. 'AMl fc amp K Jt amp ij amp L Before picking up a dropped puri stitch several rows below be sure that dve loose horizontal strands are in front of the stitch to back Catch the first horizontal strand and pull it through. Continue up until you have worked all the strands. Place the to back Catch the...

Basic Knit Bindoff

Once your knitted fabric is is lonu, as you want it lo be, you'll need 10 bind olY its top stitches in order to prevent it from unraveling into an unfortunate piIc of yam on the floor. Minding oft is generally a very easy process, wirh only one thing ro watch out lor tension. Knitters often bind oft'too tightly, creating a pucker at the top of all thai hard work. To avoid this, try binding off with a needle two size larger than you were using for the project. We have shown the basic knit...

Quick

A twister or backward stitch is created either by wrapping the .yarn incorrectly on chc previous row or by dropping a stitch and returning it to the needle backward. To correct the backward knit stitch, knit it through the back bop. A backward purl stitch looks different from a regular purl stitch rn that the back loop is nearer to the tip of the needle than he from loop. To corrcec the backward purl stitch. purl it through the back loop. CORRECTING MISTAKES You may think that by having to turn...

Vertical Seam On Garter Stitch

Seaming Garter Stitch

Start, find the cast on stitches an both sides. Pin them together with a straight pin or safety pin. Now count up ten rows on each sice and pin the corresponding stitches together. Continue in this manner until you get to the top of the two pieces. With a project like a hat which is worked all in one piece, the rows should line up exactly. If you end up vsiih extra rows on one side at the top. go back and xc v hcrc they might have sneaked in on the opposite side. When seaming two separate piece...

Vertical To Horizontal Seam

This method creates a visible, though very strong seam. Use it when you don't mind 2 bulky join or arc looking for an ospecially sturdy conncction. With the right sides together. Insert the crochet hook through fcoch tnicknesses Catch the yarn and draw a loop through. Insert the hook again. Draw a loop through both thicknesses and the loop on the hook Repeat irorn the keeping the stud cs straight and ever . I The backstitch creates a strong, neat, bulky seam that's perfect for extra...

Deconstructing Sweater Construction

When you've finished knitting the picccs for a sweater, it's time to put litem together. We recommend blocking isee page 32 before assembly. The general sequence of sweater assembly proceeds as follows First, connect the sliouldcrs. Second, finish the acck edge with a neckband, hemming, etc. . Third, sew the sleeves to the bodv of the sweater. And finally, sew continuously from the end of the sleeve to the underarm, and then down the body of the sweater to the bottom edge. This all sounds...

Pompom Template

When you've Plush pompoms make i fun finish for a kid's finished making the pompoms simply sevv 01 whimsical adulfs hat. Merc is an easy U ihe corners of the hat. I Willi two circular pieces of cardboard the width of the desired pompom, cut a ccncor hole Thon cut a pic shaped wedge out of the circle. Use template on previous page as a guide 2 Hold die two circles together and wrap the yarn tightly around the cardboard. Carefully cu around the cardboard. I Willi...

Incomplete Knit And Purl Stitches

Work to the incomplete stitch Insert the right needle from back to front into the stitch on the left needle and pull it over the strand and off the needle. This llltisrratlon shows an incomplete stitch from the previous knit row. Insert the right needle into the stitch on the left needle and puil it over the strand and oft the needle An incomplete knit or purl stitch s one where the arn is wrapped around die needle b Jt not pulled through the stitch. The illustration above shows an incomplete...

Square Reverse St St

Row I RS Kl.pl. k5. pi rep from to Row 2 K3. fcp3 k3 rep from to end. Row 3 K2, p2, kl rep from lo last si, k1. Row 4 Kl. p2. p3 rep from 4 to last 6 sis. k3. p2. kl. Row 5 K.4. pi. k5. pi rep from x to last 4 sts. k4. Rep rov gt 1-6 for reverse St si chevron. Cast on 33 sis. Work in reverse St st chevron umil piece measures 6 15cm from beg, end with -t WS row. Bind off. Sew squares togc titer as illustrated in With MO. pick up and k 104 sis evenly along top of blanket. Work in garter si for 6...