Ice cream beanie and scarf

With 7 (4.5 mm) needles and MC, cast on 84 sts. Work in garter st for I 'A in. (3 cm), change to 9 (5.5 mm) needles and continue in st st for I 'A in. (4 cm) more. Change to CCI and work in st st for I 7z in. (4 cm). Start dec as follows RI k I I, *k2tog, k 12, rep from * 4 times more, k2tog, k I. R2 and alternate rows p. R3 k 10, *k2tog, k I I, rep from * 4 times more, k2tog, k I. Rep, dec as above, until work measures 572 in. (14 cm) then change to CC2. Cont dec as above until 18 sts rem....

Managing Color

The art of successfully working with more than one color, is to keep all those balls and bobbins under control.Take a firm hand with your yarn, otherwise you will end up in a mess, or worse, holes where the different yarns meet. Sometimes it is necessary to mark your work, so that you can keep track of shaping, color changes or row counts. To place a stitch marker wrap a contrast-colored piece of yarn around the stitch you wish to mark and tie it in a double knot. Alternatively, use plastic...

Adding Embroidery

Adding colour and design to your work does not have to include difficult knitting techniques.These designs can be an afterthought that will enhance your creations. * ' t fit* t'i'iU y . , *' t tl r7 * * t i * * , sfliii 1 'ii A A mtjyA i i nyyiM* 1 Working from right to left, and with the edge of the fabric at the top, bring a darning needle threaded with yarn through at the bottom of the edging. 2 Hold the thread down, and insert the needle to the left, by the top edge of the work, taking a...

Is Knitting Losing Popularity

As far as the catwalk is concerned, knitting is back in fashion. Over the past few decades, knitting changed from being utilitarian to fashionable, before losing popularity at the end of the last century. Now, however there is a newfound interest in this versatile craft, and knitwear is once more a favorite of clothes designers. Until the late 1950s. most everyday clothing items could and would have been knitted, from socks and underwear to hats and swimsuits, and every other item of clothing...

Buttonholes

It is important to place buttonholes in the correct place, which is two or three stitches in from the edge of the work. It is often worth over-sewing your buttonhole to give it a firm edge, since with time the wear on the threads on either side of the hole may cause the yarn to break and unravel.To do this, simply work an overstitch or small blanket stitch around each buttonhole. There are three different styles of buttonhole eyelet horizontal, and vertical. Vertical This buttonhole style is...

Binding

This is the method by which you finish off your fabric, making sure that your work will not unravel. Always bind or cast off in the appropriate stitch for your work, that is knitwise on a knit row and purlwise on a purl row. Binding off on a purl row will have less of a tendency to roll, and the edge is less visible from the right side. If binding off a rib, cast off in both knit and purl, following the rib pattern. O On a knit row, knit the first two stitches. On a purl row, purl the first two...

Squares cushion cover

With MC,cast on 102 sts and follow graph beg bottom right corner. At R21 begin intarsia square using CCI and MC. Follow graph to end. Bind-off. With MC, cast on 102 sts and work stripes as follows 12 rows MC 2 rows CC2 2 rows CC I 2 rows MC 12 rows CC2 6 rows CC I 6 rows MC 6 rows CC I 10 rows CC2 12 rows MC 8 rows CC2 22 rows CC I 2 rows CC2 4 rows MC 4 rows CCI 2 rows CC2 15 rows MC Bind off. Weave in ends. With RS to RS, sew 3 sides of cushion, then turn cushion cover RS out. Place 27 x 27...

Navajo throw

RI kI, pI, rep from to end. Change to MC. R2 p I, k I, rep from to end. These 2 rows form seed st pattern. Cont in seed st for 43A in. 12 cm more, then Change to CC2, work 10 rows. Change to CC3, work 10 rows. Change to CC4, work 10 rows. Change to MC, work 12 rows. Change to CC5, work 10 rows. Change to CC6, work 10 rows. Change to CC7, work 10 rows. Change to MC, work for 32 in. Change to CC7, work 10 rows. Change to CC6, work I Orows. Change to CC5, work 10 rows....

History Of Knitting

Prince Wales Lander Portrait

It is hard to say when knitting was first discovered and by whom, because dating its origin is complicated by the fragile and perishable nature of natural fibers. Knitting in some form has, however been around since Roman times, and new discoveries of ancient knitted fabrics are being made that add depth to our knowledge of this craft. Original fragments excavated by archaeologists from a Roman-era site dating to a.d. 256 at Dura Europas were originally considered to be the first knitted...

Coat hanger cover

Knitting Coat Hanger Cover Patterns

Cast on 17 sts and work in garter st knit every row until strip measures length of coat hanger when slightly stretched. Bind-off. To cover a S'A in. 14 cm hook, cast on 38 sts measure your hanger hook and adjust accordingly then work 4 rows garter st. Bind off. To cover hanger, find center of work in both length and width and slip this point over hanger hook. Stitch bottom and both ends together with a neat catch stitch. To cover hook, fold strip around hook and sew edges together so that hook...

Shaping

Adding shaping to knitwear by making it wider or narrower is done by increasing or decreasing the number of stitches being worked.The position of any increasing and decreasing will be given in the instructions, and the following notes explain the various ways of doing this. O On a knit row, knit the first two stitches. This can be done anywhere in a row, but as it is the method used to change the shape of your work, it should always be done where specified in the pattern. Simple increasing This...