The Designer Difference

The relationships Vogue Patterns cultivated with the day's leading designers helped VK forge lasting relationships of our own. Back then Perry Ellis, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and Joan Vass were the designers in demand today it's Michael Kors, Anna Sui, Twinkle and James Coviello. 1. Perry Ellis, Winter 1990 91. 2. Calvin Klein. Holiday 1987. 3. DKNY. Spring Summer 1991. 4. Joan Vass. Spring Summer 1983. 5. Michael Kors. Holiday 2005. 6. Anna Sui, Winter 2005 06. 7. Twinkle. Fall 2006. 8. James...

By Meg Swansen

How can a three-stitch I-cord produce a perfect four-sided square I don't know either, hut try this with a pair of dpns, cast on 3 stitches, do not turn, hut *slide the 3 stitches to the other end of the needle and knit them. Repeat from * ad infinitum and, after a few inches, a tiny circular cord will emerge from your needles. That is hasic Free Standing I-cord (one of dozens of applications of this simple technique). Now then, if instead of working all knit, try Kl, Pi, K1 for a few inches...

By Mari Lynn Patrick

Sweaters have been a men s-wear fashion favorite since the 1920s, when the Prince of Wales was spotted wearing a stylish Fair Isle at the St. Andrews Golf Club. Before long, Arans and Guernseys, once the wardrobe staple ot sailors and fishermen, were making their way to Main Street. In the '50s, tailored cardigans, snug-fitting vests and classic V-neck pullovers were all the rage. By the '90s, casual Fridays and a general loosening up of the dress code paved the way tor a more relaxed approach...

An easy way to purl backfrom the right side

Rows to raise the back of the neck This technique will save you tim let us begin by defining our terms. Knitting is traditionally worked from the left needle onto the right needle. Stockinette is achieved by knitting on the right side and purling hack on the wrong side. And knitting hack backwards That is the process of knitting stitches from the right needle onto the left needle. You may know a left-handed knitter who works in this fashion and calls it left-ided knitting. We find this...

Detailing the finishing phases of sweatermaking

We have been covering rhe techniques and the sources of inspiration you need to create your own sweater designs. Now, with yarn in hand, you're ready to knit. But before you start knitting, read the following tips, which will make finishing your sweater a breeze. Wl IL KNI ING When you sew your knit pieces together, they should link together perfectly, and for that reason it is important to measure carefully as you work. If the back is even two or three rows longer than the front, the pieces...

For several years dropped shoulders have dominated the fashion scene With the return of fit sleeve c

Diagrams For Semi Set Sleeves

Until recently, the T-square look in sleeve fit and design was the uniform for sweater fashion. As sweaters became more loose-fitting, with dropped shoulders halfway to the elbow, sleeve tops became wider and wider, and shaping almost disappeared. But straight or extended dolman sleeves, always easy to make and wear, are fading in fashion importance. Now that clothes are fitting body contours more closely, we're seeing a return to classic armholes with shaped and full-fashioned sleeve caps....

To Design Your Sweater

Take a piece of tracing paper and lay it over your sloper. Fasten it at the corners with masking tape. To decide on the amount of ease you want tor your sweater, sketch the sweater on the tracing paper over the sloper. In this way, you can clearly see how its proportions will relate to the proportions of your body. You can place motifs, colorwork, stripes or Aran stitch panels by drawing them on the tracing paper. You can also determine button size and placement, as well as the shaping of the...

Working Charted Patterns

Knitting Charts Doctor Who Illusion

Always make a sample swatch of your colorwork pattern before you start a sweater. This will allow you to check the stitch gauge and become familiar with the chart. A newcomer to charts might like to try following the simple chart opposite. If you haven't mastered colorwork knitting yet, however, you should practice it without a chart before attempting chart reading. Your chart will usually indicate how many stitches make up a single repeat. In this case, it is 8 stitches. Begin by casting on a...

Knitting a twisted circle of int

Principle embodies the Riddle of the Universe. a 10 6mm needle, I cast on some stitches in 2-ply Icelandic wool and knitted straight for about 557140cm, gave it half a twist 180 degrees , wove the beginning to the end, and produced wonders the Moebius Ring. To knit your own Moebius Ring you have several texture-stitches to choose from. Be sure you select a reversible one as both sides of the ring will show at the same time , and consider the ease with which the stitch will weave to itself. We...

Behind The Scenes

Big names have always worked behind our cameras Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Richard Bailey and Dewey Nicks are just a few who come to mind. Paul Amato, who shot for our very first issue, is still with us today. articles in 1985 Inter, her daughter Meg Swansen followed in her footsteps with a eries of columns about knitting techniques. The magazine's list of contributors reads like a Who's Who of the knitting glitterati Kaffe Fassett, Sasha Kagan, Debbie Bliss, Nicky Epstein, Kristin...

A cram course in putting your knits together

Before you begin, carefully read the pattern's finishing instructions. The designer has painstakingly worked out the specifications of your pattern. Assemble your sweater in the order suggested in the pattern for best results. To make the process of stitching together a sweater much easier, first block or press all the pieces. Check both your pattern and yarn care label for the blocking or pressing instructions for your sweater. Avoid using highly textured or very heavy yarn to assemble your...

Working In Rows On Circular Needles

Cast on as you would for knitting in the round. Begin your knitting or purling in the last cast-on stitch. Work to the end of the row but do not join work. Turn your work around and work on the reverse side just as you would for straight needle knitting. For instance, when knitting a cardigan, work back and forth in the rows working the back and fronts on circular needles all at once. You may find it a help to mark crucial points, such as side seams, with markers. If the pattern is a...

A joy to wear wool can be easycare too

The Romans took scrupulous care of wool, washing, comt and oiling their flocks a few times a year. More recently, science has come up with a machine-washable wool to prevent the incredible shrinking sweater scenario. In the last twenty years, scientists have wrestled with the unique properties of wool. Their aim has been to arrest or transform what causes damage to the fiber when washed, while maintaining the favorable qualities of wool its resilience, luster and absorbcncy. But the very...

The Unplanned Dropped Stitch

If you should happen to lose a stitch by dropping it, remember that it won't drop far and it won't leave a big hole. It can be easily fixed in one of the following two ways If you drop a stitch and have gone only a row or two beyond it, a crochet hook size B 2.00mm is suitable for most yarns will fix it. It is easier to pick up a stitch on the knit side of the work. If the purl side is facing you, turn the work around. Work to where the stitch should be. Gain length on the strands above it by...

Options For Centering A Color Pattern

The upper row and the the Norwegian Rose. In both rows The pair of patterns on the left share a pivot stitch at the underarm. The pair on the right are separated by a seam' stitch. ' ommmm n nn B If you require only an additional 6 sts for the circumference this shows 3 sts separating the two motifs at the side seam kept in dark, light, dark .

Easy ways to avoid the familiar pitfalls

Nordic Knitting Patterns

Embroidery the other side has little purl bumps. Consider the outline-stitch side to be the right side, and knit on up the sweater. When the body is finished, return to the lower edge to knit the hem. With the right side facing you, knit up into the little purl bumps behind the outline stitch, one stitch for each cast-on stitch. You will note that the outline stitch makes a nice sharp fold for the hem Figure 11. To prevent the flaring problem, you have several choices. You can use a...

Evil Eye Knitting Pattern

-ed Cross's Our Boys Need Sox Knit Your Bit campaign, ,aircned during World War I, became even more important during II. as knitters played a vital role in supplying soldiers clothes. i hrave boys by Mrs. Abner Bartlett, of Medford, achusetts, now 85 years. Soldiers being soldiers, v probably fancied the notes that said, And when wars and camps you part May some fair knitter w' tn your heart, and Apples are good but peaches are k fer If you love me, will you write me a letter A lot of the...

Symbols replace written instructions

Therefore, the symbol DD represents a knit stitch in stockinette stitch , which is knit on the right side and purled on the wrong side. Purl stitches, which have a horizontal shape when viewed from the right side, are represented by the symbol 0 Note that when reading the right-side rows, you work the stitches as they appear on the chart. When reading the wrong-side rows, you work the opposite of what is shown. This may seem difficult at first, but you'll find that practice makes...

Unraveling Several Stitches Back On Previous

Reverse your work so that what was the right needle is in your left hand in other words, the a direction from which you were working. Hold the yarn as usual and maintain tension as you the right needle purlwise through the stitch below the loop on the left needle. Pull the eft needle the loop and tighten the yam to undo it. A quick way to unravel many stitches Weave the right needle under the front and over the back of several stitches below the loops before dropping the loops. Contnue across...

Norwegian Rose Motif

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Glossary Of Terms

Knitting Glossary

STEEK extra stitches cast on at center front for a cardigan or at underarms for a dropped shoulder to permit circular knitting to continue all the way to the shoulders. The extra stitches are then secured by means of machine-stitching or crochet and cut open. A cardigan border is added and the sleeves are sewn or knitted into the cut armhole. KNITTING BACK BACKWARDS KBB enables you to work back and forth without turning your knitting. This is especially useful for entrelac or for Aran bobbles....

Invisible Shoulder Seam

With right sides facing you, align seams. Work back and fortn into the row next to the bound-off edge, nserting the needle under one stitch and pulling it through alternately on each s de. Insert needle under stitch, pull needle through and then through stitch on the opposite side. THE BACKSTITCH SEAM - This seam gives a firm finish, which makes it an excellent choice for heavier sweaters and coats. The backstitch seam can also he used on crocheted garments. It is the best method to use on...

The art of improvising elegantlooking fold lines on circular knits is quite simple and effective

They could be made by slipping the seam stitch every second round, but this is not always easy to remember, so lets save the whole technique as an exciting reward to be indulged in when all the knitting is done and naught remains but the finishing. Before casting-off, or weaving at the underarms, find the exact center-underarm stitch on body and sleeves. At these points drop this center stitch all the way down to the ribbing or hem. You have achieved a...

Factors To Consider

Be aware that your stockinette gauge will most likely be different from your two-color gauge. Be sure to work a color-pattern swatch for a color-pattern garment. You cannot see the design as you purl back in color-pattern consider knitting in the round on a circular needle with the front of the work always toward you and no seams , OR practice knitting back backwards. The latter will keep the front of the work facing you. As you knit the stitches from the R needle onto the L, you will actually...

As simple as it is splendid the traditional Luskofte sweater requires no armhole shaping no purlingj

Nordic Knitting Motifs

That would never be revealed publicly The black and white wool was highlighted by the most elaborate and colorful embroidery on felt cloth, sewn around the neck opening and cuffs. As for general construction here is where circular knitting my fave comes into play. The dropped-shoulder sweater is the simplest of all garments, consisting of a large tube of knitting that goes from lower edge to shoulder top, and two smaller tubes shaped gently from narrow cuff to wide upper arm for the sleeves. No...

Continental vs American

The continental method also has a disadvantage, which must be tackled before it becomes too firmly entrenched When purling, it is simpler to put the right-hand needle down over the yarn before hooking the purled stitch through. This causes the stitch to lie backwards on the right-hand needle after it has been worked. When one comes upon it in the next row, it must be dug into from the back to save it from becoming twisted. However, I've saved marvelous news for the end and will start with a...

Circumference Measurements

Use this measurement as your guide for selecting garment size, as it is much easier to alter the length of a garment than the width. Slide the tape measure up under the underarms and measure around the chest. B. Th is measurement is necessary for skirts, pants and structured garments that dip in at the waist. Measure around the natural waistline. C. This measurement is necessary to ensure that the sweater does not hug the hips too tightly. It usually differs little from the chest...

Dart Placement

Measure the distance between your bust points, and draw these points on your schematic Figure 1 , adding 1M to the line between them, so that the tip of the dart doesn't fall directly on the bust point. The darts should fall in line with the bust Example The measurement between bust points is 9, and we add Wi The result 9 2. Mult iply the result from step 1 by the stitch gauge to get the number of stitches to be placed between the darts. If the total number of stitches across the front is...

Suspended Bindoff

Although this is a similar method to the basic bind-off, it has the advantage of producing a more flexible edge and is thus particularly suitable for ribbed edges. As in the basic method, work the first two stitches and pull the first stitch over the second, but this time leave the pulled stitch on the left needle. Drop both stitches from the left needle at the same time. There will always be two stitches or. the ngnt needle. Continue to work across in this way until only two stitches remain....

Getting The Gauge

When you work in stockinette stitch, there's a range of needle sizes for each weight of yarn that will give a rounded-off number of stitches when making a 4 ' lOcm-square swatch. Depending on the tension how tightly or loosely you knit , you can find a perfect needle size to achieve the gauge you want. You may have to try one or two sizes above or below the stated needle size before you get the exact gauge. To decide exactly how much of a substitute yarn to buy, use...

Kinds Of Blocking

Barry Klein considers blocking an essential part of the knitting process. To begin, he wet-blocks a square by spraying the fabric with water, shapes it, pins it and lets it air-dry. To protect the garment, he places the fabric right-side down. Interestingly, a number of yarns Trendsetter s polyester eyelash for one should not be blocked at all instead, he says, just shake them to fluff. Margery Winter concurs I never block Berrocos faux-fur 'Zap.' Its sufficient to tease it with a knitting...

Circular Knitting Row By

Knitting Color Patterns

The reason Aunt Jean's Invisible Jog always looks and knits exactly like a pattern chart, stitch for stitch and row for row, is this when the last stitch of the row is knitted, the stitch one row below this stitch is a slipped stitch and drops this last stitch to the right location lor the row to be continuous and unbroken. The beginning and end of the row meet on the same level we are knitting row for row on circular needles the jog shown in Figure 2 disappears Since we no longer end the round...

Tips And Tricks

Because the first stitch of the row is slipped, it tends to elongate a little. Be gentle and try not to yank and pull on the stitch when you slip and knit it. If you have trouble with your stranding tension, slip 2 stitches purlwise at the beginning of the round and move your marker over 2 stitches each row, marking the chart accordingly. This makes the transition a little smoother. Try not to stop at Marker A. This will prevent the slipped stitch from being elongated and keep you from losing...

Fashion Forward

Knitt Fashion Designer Pattern

Debbie's move from sculpture to hand-knitted garments began with magazine commissions for unstructured sweaters. Strongly influenced by artist Sonia Delauney, her first was a stunning knit for Woman magazine worked in Sirdar yarn with blocks of color on the sleeves. Supported by her mothers encouragement and numerous cups of coffee she mastered the intricacies of garment patternmaking. In 1978 she became press officer for Hayfield Yarns a position she held for fifteen years. Working with other...

Rom the armhole down to the wrist

Classic sleeve styling has usually focused on knitting sleeves from a cast-on cuff up to the top, with increases to fit the upper arm, and sometimes a sleeve cap to fit the armhole. With the recent fashion trend toward innovative clothing construction, hand-knitwear designers have been inspired to try new methods of construction. An easy alternative to the classic sleeve is to pick up stitches around the armhole, then to knit with decreases down to the cuff. With 25 years' experience in this...

Fall And Winter

Knitting was hot when Vogue Knitting hit the newsstands in 1982, and in the 25 years since, we've seen lots of trends and plenty of yarn come and go. From Arans to amigurumi, big shoulders to big needles, sweater sets to scarves, VK has showcased it all, giving knitters of all ages and all skill levels something stylish to put on their needles and something beautiful to feed their souls. This b lt x gt k pulls together our favorite articles, ideas and advice from the past two-plus decades, all...

About Organic Yarns

Mansfield Vermont Tamara Burke Farm

Box 547, Greenfield, MA 01302 413 774-7511 fax 413 774-6432 info ota.com www.ota.com. United States Department of Agriculture, www.ams.usda.gov nop. Have you ever daydreamed about working with wool spun fror your own private flock or knitting on your front porch as the spring lambs frolic at your feet Judy McDowell, Kat Smith and Winnie Johnson have made that dream a reality. Shepherding their budding flocks hasn't allowed them to give up their day jobs, but...

Adjusting Pattern Lengths

When adjusting a fitted body, you will need to adjust all three zones. For an unshaped garment, adjust zones 1 and 3 only. The amount you need to shorten will depend on your overall length. For example, you can shorten 1 or 272.5 or 5cm at the hip area. 172.5cm above the waist and V. to 172 to 2.5cm in the amnhole area. When adjusting the sleeve length, it may be necessary to recalculate the increasing sequence. For set-in sleeve a, s essential to adjust the armhole and sleeve cap. For...

From Meg Swansen

Meg Swansen

Since my mother's death a few weeks ago, I have received a staggering amount of mail and gifts from all over the world. I could fill these pages with heartfelt and articulate quotes in an attempt to convey the enormous impact Elizabeth Zimmermann had on the knitting world over the past four decades, but it seems more fitting to quote EZ herself. Here, from the final pages of her second book, Knitters' Almanac, are words that seem applicable now at the end of her life, the end of the year and...

Tubular Caston

Tubular Two Needles

Using a long strand of contrasting waste yarn and needles to be used for ribbing, cast on half the number of required stitches for the ribbing. Drop waste yam. With working yam MC purl 1 row. knit 1 row twice. Rjrl the first stitch on needle, then insert tip of left-hand needle downward into the first MC loop, connecting 2 waste yarn loops from the cast-on row below. Slip this loop onto left-hard needle and knit this stitch through back loop. Repeat from...

Here are stepbystep instructions on exactly how to work stitch and row gauge into the size and shape

Epipen Needle Size And Gauge Junior

Once you have determined the appropriate needle size, you can then make the other two swatches. In our example, using a medium-weight wool with a size 6 needle, the gauge over reverse stockinette stitch is 6 stitches and 8 rows to 1. As you can see from the photo, we have measured the entire center cable panel, which is 7 and has 42 stitches. We have done the same with the zigzag pattern over 16 stitches, which equals 2The row gauge of these two patterns is identical to the reverse...

Downsizing Your Sweater

The Aran pullover shown here, first featured in the Winter 1992 93 issue, need not overwhelm your smaller figure. A few changes in the pattern stitch can downsize the overall look. We've taken 1 stitch from each of the cable ropes for the center cable and 2 stitches from the side cables. As with any adjustment, it is important to check your gauge and calculate the overall width. The industry insiders interviewed for this article have one thing in common All emphasize the importance of knitting...

Plus K P Cast on

Anita Derouen Knitting

To work the pur version, grab the underneath strand from around the forefinger and pull it through the thumb loop as shown. An alternative purl version can be tricky to master, but is worth trying. As with the Turkish Cast On installment, I cannot vouch for Latvian being the proper title for this technique, but here is how I learned it Joyce Williams was at work on her book Latvian Dreams and was shown a pair of beautiful hand-knitted Latvian mittens with a mysterious lower edge. She was told...

Synthetics Produced From Wood Pulp

Rayon Wash with a mild pH-neutral detergent alkalis and dry heat can cause damage will scorch if the heat used to press it is too high. Rayon weakens when wet and must be dried completely before storing. Blocking Wet-block by spraying, unless contraindicated by ball-band instructions Lycocell Lycocell trade name Tencel is a manufactured fiber made from cellulose wood pulp using a process different from that used for rayon. Found in many yarns, Lycocell can be hand- or machine-washed and...

By Elizabeth Zimmermann

For the last ten years or so, a common sight has been that of teen-to-middle-aged citizens clad in jogging shoes, jogging suits and jogging gloves trotting along the edges of our roads when no sidewalks are available with determined but happy faces. In cooler to icy conditions, delete happy their hands are cold and their thumbs freeze, they say. You say, slip your thumb out of its mitten thumb and warm it up with your fingers. They say no they don't want to. Well, my friend Becky was moaning to...

By Carla S Patrick

The silhouettes that best suit the full-figured woman should be somewhat loose just skimming the bust and hips, and never binding at the armholes or too tight in the sleeves. Dolman sleeves, or straight, dropped shoulder sleeves are a safe bet because they allow for extra room around the bust and upper arm. Do not choose a body-hugging style with small, set-in sleeves, or puff sleeves, which can accentuate broad shoulders. But do consider that a broadened shoulder line will balance and offset a...

Buttons Baubles And Embellishments By adding extras such as

Buttons, beading or embroidery, you can give a sweater your own creative touch. Unusual buttons and beads are available in wood, horn abalone, porcelain, pewter, cloisonne, shell, leather and so on. For special interest, add buttons in the centers of dot motifs or blocks of color. Use buttons to make fake plackets, cuff treatments or shoulder plackets. Crystal beads or pearls placed at the center of cables or on Aran stitches add a twist to an otherwise traditional-looking sweater. Larger color...

To Plot Your Basic Sloper

Graph paper-10 squares per inch Eraser Pencil Fiberglass tape measure Begin by having someone take your measurements measuring honestly and accurately without tugging on the tape measure and then plot them on graph paper. Let one square equal one inch. The information that follows is given in inch measurements only. Unless otherwise specified, mark all dots on the graph paper with a regular sharp pencil. With tape measure and graph paper handy, plot your basic sloper as follows 1. The starting...

How To Sew Pocket Lining To Knit Sweater

Cast Stitch Round Loom

Sew the open stitches oi the hem to the body by inserting a sewing needle into part of one body stitch to prevent the stitching from showing on the right side and through one stitch on the hem as shown. Keep the hem even by sewing through stitches along the same horizontal row of the sweater. You must work rapid increases on either side of the neck opening. Mark the three corner stitches. Work a make one increase on either s de of these stitches on every round. This will allow the hem to lie...

Blocking And Cleaning Recommendations

These recommendations are based on information from a variety of sources, including Principles of Knitting, by June Hemmons Hiatt Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book, from the editors of Vogue Knitting and other highly respected sources, including trade association Web sites. Note The recommendations apply to yarns that contain only one fiber, or fibers with compatible care methods. If the ball band specifies a cleaning or blocking method that differs from the one recommended below,...

Dancer S Discipline

Knitwear For Toddlers

Vladimir Teriokhin confesses that his greatest design challenge is staying focused. 1 want to design a lot of things at once, and it often gets me into trouble, he laughs. In ballet, you learn to stay away from a certain spot on the stage because it's slippery and I need to remember that Vladimir frequently mentions dance and design in the same sentence, and it is no coincidence. In 1969, he was among 20,000 9-year-olds who auditioned for the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy School in Moscow...

When and how frequently you increase and decrease determines the slant of your knitting Heres an eas

In this example, suppose you want the width measurement before shaping to be 1 5, and the width measurement after shaping to he VA with a total length of 10. Now translate these measurements to stitches and rows. Thus 15 x 6 stitch gauge 90 stitches before the shaping. Then VA x 6 10.5, which round to 10 stitches after the shaping. And 10 x 8 row gauge 80 rows in which to work the shaping in this case, decreasing. It follows that 90 - 10 80 stitches to be...

Drawing Patterns

Child Knitting Drawing Patterns

How did you learn to knit At your mother's knee Or your grandmother's If you were horn in the United States, you undoubtedly picked it up from a friend or family member, because knitting has never been part of American school curriculum. Recently, however, there has been a surge of interest in teaching children to knit, as teachers have discovered that it helps their students master penmanship. Through knitting, children develop fine motor skills, not to mention a pride in accomplishment that...

Center Back Neck To Wrist

To take this measurement, have the child hold his or her arm out straight to the side and measure along the outside of the arm, from the center of the back neck out to the wrist. Once you have this measurement, calculate the precise sleeve length for a dropped-shoulder garment by dividing the cross-back measurement in half, then subtracting that figure from the full center back neck to wrist measurement.

Center Back Neck To Cuff

Neat and even finishing is the hallmark of all well-made hand knits. Since details are kept to a minimum in most men s sweaters, a professional finish is even more important after all, there's nothing to distract from a poorly stitched seam or sloppy cuffs and hems. The finishing techniques to use depend on the style of both the garment and the person who will be wearing it. Today's trend is toward simple self-finishing and a looser tit, but traditionalists will prefer tailored finishes, snug...

Knitting History

The apprentice first submitted his rug design in color graph form and swore it was his own original design. Since the gauge used for knitting the intricate rugs was only five to six stitches to the inch, the Tunisian stitch was sometimes used. It is a method of knitting into the back rather than the front of a knit stitch to give a tighter version of stockinette. It produces a light, hard edge, almost appearing as a woven stripe. This gave a firmer body to the rugs. Master knitting was still a...

The Intentional Dropped Stitch

If you discover a small mistake several rows down, you don't have to rip out all of your work. Work until you are above the faulty stitch. Drop the necessary number of stitches down to the row of the error, fix it and work the stitches back up. The procedure is the same as for the unplanned dropped stitch except that you need not borrow yarn from the side stitches to make new stitches. Sometimes taking out stitches or rows is the only answer. If the mistake is on the working row. you can easily...

Altering The Pieces

1 Bust alteration Length and bust measurement are critical to the fit of every garment. These measurements are always stated in the preface to each Vogue Knitting instruction to aid you in choosing the right size. The size that the model is wearing is also given in the caption to show you the way the style hangs. 2 Waist alteration Unless the sweater is tightly shaped, a waist measurement rarely calls for adjustment. If you do need to alter this measurement, check the ease used in the existing...

What exactly are peerie patterns And steeks How many stitches in a float Colors in a round The opini

Nicky Epstein

For each row is picked up along the diagonal of the V-neck if a portion of the V-neck is worked straight, pick up two stitches for every three rows along this section. I always think of the honesty of the painter, painting just what he saw obviously not a knitter The prince established the popularity of the most common type of Fair Isle, which has OXO as the main motif. To the British OXO also means a beloved species of bouillon, made with a beef flavor. The OXOs are usually 13 to 15 rounds...

Changing Climates

Puy Bobbinlace School

Sasha earned her masters degree from the Royal College of Art in 1971 and embarked on a short teaching stint. By that time married with one child, she soon realized that quality of life was more important to her than financial security. Deciding that she'd had enough of the teeming metroland that was London, she moved her young family to a remote area of Wales. Soon discovering that one cannot live on fresh air alone, Sasha began to earn money knitting sweaters for family and friends. These...

Decrease Bindoff

Decorative Bind Off Knitting

Here is a solution for pattern stitches with a great deal of lateral spread, such as allove' traveling cables or double knitting. The decrease bind-off method pulls the stitches together to hold them in place for seaming. Work as for the basic method, but first work three stitches onto the right needle. Then pull the first stitch over the next two stitches. To keep the edge elastic, use a needle three times larger than that used for the work and always knit the stitches to be bound off. except...

By Margery Winter

It probably won't surprise you to learn that 52 percent of American women are 5'4 or shorter, and that 49 percent wear size 14 or larger. Yet fashion designers seem oblivious to these statistics. Season after season, they design ready-to-wear expressly for the perfect size 10. A few years ago, this wasn't such a problem. Seventh Avenue, reflecting a strong Japanese influence, was producing one-size-fits-all garments. Most women found an oversized, dropped-shoulder sweater to be a flattering...

Placement Of Uneven Decreases

You can place the decreases in a number of ways. When combining fast-slanting more frequent decreases with slower-slanting less frequent ones, the fast-slanting decreases may come first Figure BJ. Using our second sample, work the 20 decreases every row first, then the remaining 22 decreases every other row. If, on the other hand, the slower-slanting come first Figure C , work the 22 decreases every other row, then the remaining 20 decreases every row. As a third option, you can alternate the...

Backstitch Seam

Seam Tape Knitting Carpet

With the right sides of the Knitted pieces together, baste or pin the pieces, taking care to match patterns and stripes. To begin the seam, insert the needle from front to back through both Thicknesses and make a stitch approximately 71cm long. Continue making stitches of the same length, inserting the needle back into the middle of the space between where the needle was inserted and where it emerged. THE CROCHETED SLIPSTITCH SEAM - This seam can he used in the same ways that you would use a...

Thumbless mittens with curved tips are ideal for keeping joggers hands warm Add thumb and they retur

Resulting 13 or 15 stitches on three needles, and the knitting around on them for an inch or so. By the same token, ii the mitten wearer becomes a jogger, the thumb can be ripped out and the stitches woven to make a jogger mitten. Make the mitten cuffs wide so that they will envelope the jacket cuff. I long ago came to the conclusion that the wind likes to blow past the mitten cuff and up the sleeve, and that confronted with a coat-cuff-enveloping gauntlet, it reckons that that's too much...

Anita Derouen Knitting

Knitting Mosaic Kaffe Sampler Sweater

Knit hats and had never done any knitting or crocheting, says Coviello. i4I met an expert knitter who taught me the basics but also encouraged me to do my own sweater collection. She became my mentor and introduced me to the beauty of the craft. He loves the fact that knitting allows him to create a garment and its fabric simultaneously. Given all of the yarns and stitches that exist, the ideas are limitless if you're a good knitter. Too busy these days to knit samples himself, Coviello...

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