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Hip to Be Square

A consistent tension is really important on this project, as you need the 81 squares to be square and more or less the same size. However, as long as all your squares are almost equal, when sewn up they should all join together well. For minor variations in square size, try a bit of blocking and pressing to stretch or shrink them down as described on pages 58-9. Each of the nine patterns should be knitted once in each of the nine colours. When you have finished, you should have 81 different...

Glossary of Knitting Terms

Aran - a traditional style of patterned textured knitting that originated from the Aran Islands, which are off the coast of Ireland. Argyle - a geometric pattern with large diamond shapes in two or three colours overlaid with a pattern of diagonal lines in a contrasting colour. Backstitch - a stitch used to join two pieces of fabric together, with even, small stitches forming a straight, continuous line on one side and longer, overlapping stitches on the reverse, see page 62. Ball band - the...

Bead the

When choosing your beads, make sure they have a large enough central hole to take the yarn you are using, but not so large that they will slide around too much as you work. Match the size of the beads to the thickness of the yarn for a more subtle effect. Beads that tone with the yarn add sparkle and texture. Contrasting beads give a more dramatic effect as they will stand out against the fabric, adding texture, sparkle and colour. Avoid beads that are too heavy as they will cause the yarn to...

Knitting with Beads

Adding beads is a great way to incorporate colour and texture into a knitted garment. Usually the beads are spaced out over the fabric, either in a random way or to create a pattern on the surface. The beads should be added to the ball of yarn before you begin, as after you start knitting you can only add more beads by unravelling the whole ball and adding from the other end, or cutting the yarn. For this reason, it is a good idea to add more beads that you think you will need. On a right side...

Ribs and Edgings

Multiple of 10 sts 8 Drape good Skill intermediate Row 2 P7, k4, p6 rep from to last st, p1. Row 7 K1, C6F, k4, C6F rep from to last st, k1. Row 14 P2, k4, p6, k4 rep from to last 2 sts, p2. Rep the last two rows twice more, then row 14 again. Row 19 K6, C6B, k4 rep from to last 2 sts, k2. Row 20 As row 14. Row 21 Knit. Rep the last two rows twice more, then row 14 Row l RS P2, yrn, k2tog tbl, k1, p2 rep from to end. Row 2 K2, yf, k2tog tbl, p1, k2 rep from to end. Rep these 2 rows. Note Each...

Eyelet and lace patterns

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Multiple of 6 sts 3 Drape good Skill intermediate Multiple of 4 sts 3 Drape good Skill intermediate Multiple of 4 sts 3 Drape excellent Skill intermediate Multiple of 3 sts 1 Drape excellent Skill intermediate Row 1 RS Knit. Row 2 and every alt row Purl. Row 3 Knit. Row 5 K4, yf, sl 1, k1, psso rep from to last 3 sts, k3. Row 7 K2, k2tog, yf, k1, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yf, k1,yf, sl 1, k1, psso rep from to last 2 sts, k2. Rows 9 and 11 Knit. Row 13 K1, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k4, yf, sl 1,...

Ladder Stitch Neckwarmer

With an incredibly soft and luxurious hand, Sian Luyken's chic neckwarmer is a dream to knit in an alpaca silk blend. The design requires only two balls of yarn, making it a quick-knit in easy stocking stitch. Suitable for the beginner who wants a challenge, this project utilizes grafting and provisional cast on -handy short cuts used in many patterns to give a seamless finish. Alpaca Silk by Debbie Bliss, 50g 13 oz ball, each approx 105m 114yd 80 alpaca, 20 silk 14 sts and 9 rows to 10cm 4in...

All Over Patter

Multiple of 2 sts 1 Drape good Skill easy Multiple of 6 sts 4 Drape good Skill easy Multiple of 4 sts 3 Drape good Skill easy Row 1 RS Knit. Row 2 P4, k2, p4 rep from to end. Row 3 Knit. Row 4 PI, k2, p4, k2 rep from to last st, pi- p3, k 1 rep from to last st, p1. Row 2 K3, p1, k3 rep Multiple of 8 sts 1 Drape good Skill easy Row 1 RS K4, p1, k7 rep from to last Row 2 P3, k1, p1, k1, p5 rep from to last 6 sts, k1, p1, k1f p3. Row 3 K2, p1, k3 rep from to last 3 sts, p1,k2. Row 4 P1, k1, p5,...

Shaping with Decorative Decreasing

Shaping is done either by increasing or decreasing the number of stitches on the needles. Casting off or casting on stitches will produce an abrupt step in the edge, gradual shaping can be produced either by working two or more stitches together see page 33 , making two or more stitches out of one see page 34-5 or by decorative decreasing. Decorative decreasing is worked in from the edge, Slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over- creating a slope to the left 1 Insert the right needle into...

Materials

Kidsilk Spray by Rowan, 25g 1oz ball, each approx 210m 230yd 70 mohair, 30 silk 85 x 85cm 34 x 34in piece of lining fabric in a contrasting colour optional . 20 sts and 25 rows to 10cm 4in over stocking stitch, on 4mm US 6 needles after blocking. tbl insert right-hand needle into the back of the loop on the left-hand needle Actual measurements long side 82.5cm 33in each square 27.5 x 27.5cm 11 x 11 in Simple Lace Square make 4 Cast on 56 sts. Work St st until work measures 5cm 2in from cast on...

Sirdar Foxy Ermine

Foxy by Sirdar, 50g 1 oz ball, each approx 40m 44yd 100 polyester 3 balls in Beaver 418 A 2 balls in Ermine 417 B 60 x 60cm 24 x 24in piece of black suedette backing fabric Sewing needle and yarn 55 x 55cm 22 x 22in cushion pad 12.5 sts and 17 rows to 10cm 4in over stocking stitch, on 7mm US 10 needles Note that the nature of this yarn means the fabric will drop when finished, so check size of finished piece before cutting backing fabric. Actual measurements finished cushion 56 x Using 7mm US...

Unravelling several rows

First use a spare smaller gauge needle and slide it into the knitting to pick up the row of stitches just below the error. Remove the needle from the top of the work and gently pull to unravel back to the stitches on the lower needle. These garments are as much fun to knit as they are to wear. From a demure Cap-Sleeve Tunic to a pretty Cable Shrug, an exquisite Drop-stitch Cardigan to a Stripy Joe jumper, the easy-going designs in this chapter are both classic and contemporary.