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I my attention through an online knitting community. Most illusion patterns, however typically hidden hearts or secret x's and o's were a bit too cutesy for knitters out there today. Once I figured out how it worked, I realized that any knitter who knows the technique can create his or her own illusion design. As proof of this, I created the alien illusion motif. Now you see him, now you don't The illusion is the result of two things knitting texture and positive negative space images. The...

BegiNNer baic m

Here's another great beginner's scarf. Done in a knit 2 purl 2 rib, it looks the same on both sides which is just what you want in a scarf. Plus, making it will really help you learn your purls from your knits. This scarf takes 2 skeins of Brown Sheep Company's Lamb's Pride Bulky yarn in color M38, Lotus Pink, and a pair of size 10 (6mm) knitting needles. Cast on 32 stitches. Row 1 Knit 2, purl 2, repeat to end of row. (Your row should end with purl 2). Repeat that row until you've used up both...

CoNteNt

Why Young Women lire Taking Up Knitting Once More 2 My Crafty Family Sh Knit, Therefore I flm The New Knitting Craze what a girL waNt , what a girL Need Everything You Need to Know About Yarn (and Sheep) Yarn Weights Tools of the Trade UThe Long and Short of Needles E How to Read a Yarn Label UMaking a Center-Pull Ball Learning to Cast On, Bind Off, and Knit Casting On Using the Double Cast-on MethodE Knitting in Both English and Continental Styles Yarn Holds Binding Off Your Work 9starting a...

GoGo Garter Stitch Scarf

Here's a nice, chunky scarf that can be made in a few evenings and will help you to practice some basic skills casting on, knitting, adding a new nilor of yarn, and binding off. Best of all, by the time you're done with it, you will really be comfortable making the knit stitch. Use an extra-bulky yarn. We used some really beau-lilul 50 alpaca 50 wool yarn from Blue Sky Alpaca 1100 grams, 45 yards), 1 skein of each of the following three colors green, purple, and teal. Other yarns you i mild use...

Therefore i am

My earliest attempts at knitting were a disaster. At the age of five, I remember fumbling with a pair of aluminum needles and the squeaky pink acrylic yarn my mother had given me to practice with. My sweaty, dirty child hands made the needles sticky and slowly turned the yarn from light pink to gray. No matter how hard I tried to get the loops to appear in nice, orderly rows the way my mother had shown me, I couldn't do it. My yarn would get tangled up, my stitches would fall off the needles,...

Holding Your

Whether you're knitting with the yarn in your left hand or your right hand, you gotta know how to hold 'em, to borrow from Kenny Rogers. There are plenty of beginning knitters out there who pick up the yarn between thumb and forefinger every time they need to make a stitch, then drop it until they need it again. Now, I'm not going to say that you can't knit this way, just like no one would argue that you can't floss using only one finger. The thing is, you'll be limiting yourself to never...

Twit cNd hout

Ables are those twisty, snakelike things you've seen Con countless sweaters. You may not like the look of them I didn't when I started knitting but they are fun to do and can make a large knit piece more interesting to work on. Cables are pretty and decorative, but they're also functional They thicken up fabric by squeezing it together widthwise, thereby making sweaters and hats warmer than they would be if knit in something like plain stockinette. The trick to making a cable is to knit your...

How to Moke Stockinette Stitch

Now that you've learned to purl, you should really give yourself a pat on the back, because you now know how to make all the stitches there are in knitting. When you knit across one entire row, and then turn around and purl your way back across the next row, then knit the third row, and purl the fourth row, and on and on you create what's known as stockinette stitch. Basically, you're making fabric with all the V parts of the stitches on one side the front, or right side of your fabric and all...

KNit pickiNc The Continental Left Hand Method

With your left hand, wrap the yarn using one of the I methods described in Holding Your Own page 38 , then pick up the needle with the stitches on it. Keep your pointer finger, with the yarn wrapped around it, pointing in the air, and place your thumb and middle finger just behind the first stitch on the needle. Use your bottom two fingers to hold the needle up. Pick up your second knitting needle with your right hand, and hold it the way you would a set of keys, getting ready to open a door...

PeppefMiNt

Small Medium, Large, Extra-Large Finished bust 34 36, 39, 42 Finished length I8V2 19V2, 2074, 21 24 sts and 34 rows 4 in St st with Cotton Glace Rowan Cotton Glace 100 cotton 50g 125 yds C Phildar Sunset 65 acetate 35 polyester 25g 219 yds , 1 skein Indien US 2 3mm knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge U things only for my brother's children or for my son. One day, while visiting my local yarn shop, I admired a striped sweater I saw hanging in the display window, and the yarn shop...

Cord hat

Veryone I know seems to be having a baby e these days, so I designed this easy, quick, and inexpensive hat to give as a gift. It can be made with any worsted-weight yarn, but make sure you use something washable that is soft, since babies need garments that don't itch and that can easily be thrown into the washer. Depending on your gauge, you can probably get two hats from one skein of yarn. Patons Canodiana 100 acrylic 85g 197 yds , 1 skein 81 Gold US 7 4.5mm 16 circular needle, or size needed...

KittyviLLe hat

Kitty Hat Knitting Patterns

These hats are the bastard children of the LiT Devil Baby Hat that I featured on my Web site, www.kittyville.com. Kittyville is an online hodgepodge that I started in 1997 to present my somewhat off-center interests to the rest of the world. I love getting feedback and questions from faraway places, and I got so many requests for an adult version of the Lit Devil Baby Hat that I adapted it to fit grown-ups. It naturally evolved into the Kitty Hat, which is the official headgear for Kittyville....

The Nterk Nit

Maybe you'd really like to start a Stitch 'n Bitch, but it's just not practical You live in the Arctic Circle, you are the only knitter in a hundred-mile radius, or you're a hermit who doesn't like people enough to get together with them once a week. With a computer and an Internet connection you can still be a part of the knitting community without ever having to leave your house. five thou qNd kNitter cqisi't be wroNg ne of the oldest knitting communities on the O Internet, the KnitList is a...

UNder the hoodie

His sweater combines several of my favorite design elements hoods, stripes, and a mix of deep red, pink, and orange. I love making sporty styles in soft, luxurious mohair the yarn gives the design more versatility. I wear this hoodie as a cover-up in my yoga and dance classes, and then pair it with a low-slung, funky skirt and my favorite red boots for nights out. I suggest knitting this sweater on a circular needle even though it is knit flat , because you can join new colors at either end of...

The Importance of Needle Width

The diameter of your needles along with the thickness of your yarn will determine the look and feel of the fabric you knit. Large, thick needles will create more open, lacy fabric, while smaller needles are used to make a tighter, closer cloth. In general, however, you'll use thinner needles when you're knitting with thinner yarn, and thicker needles when knitting with thicker yarn. Here in the United States, knitting needles go from size 0000 all the way up to 19,35, and 50, with the majority...

Firework carf

Flpjprox 6_x 48, unstrctched__ fl Trendsetter Yarns Shadow 100 polyester 20g 77 yds , 2 skeins 1 Black Multi_ B Brown Sheep Company Cotton Fleece 80 cotton 20 merino wool 4oz 215 yds , 1 skein CW005 Cavern __ US 15 10mm knitting needles, or size needed to obtain auge ___ 13 sts and 14 rows 4 in garter st with 1 strand each of fl and B held tog _ With 1 strand each of A and B held log, CO 20 sts. K all rows until both skeins of eyelash yarn are almost used up, leaving enough left over to BO....

Loopy veLez cowL

His cowl has a loopy, shaggy edge that can be worn around the face or around the neck edge for a more sedate look. It fits snugly, and soft merino wool makes it warm and comfortable. Karabella Aurora 8 100 merino wool 50g 98 yds , 4 skemJtt 08 Orange US 7 4.5mm 16 circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge 19 sts 4 in St st k all rnds GARTER STITCH IN THE ROUND Rnd 1 K. LOOP STITCH ANY NUMBER OF STS, 5 ROWS Note This loop stitch is not as complicated as it seems. It takes a few stitches to...

Knitting Takes Balls and Skeins and Hanks

. sually yarn comes in balls relatively round or skeins oblong , and if you're lucky, you will have what's called a center-pull ball or skein The yarn will all come out of one end, and the ball won't bounce and roll around so much when you're knitting. Finding this end, however, can be tricky often it is hidden under the yarn label. You might need to go poking around inside the left or right end of the ball to find it. If all else fails, just knit with whatever loose end you can find. If the...

Get off the

F course, a Stitch 'n Bitch is a great way to get O together with the gals and knit your little hearts out. But sometimes you need a little extra guidance from the experts and more than you can get from all those Web sites. That's when it's time to hook yourself up with a local or national knitting guild. The Knitting Guild of America TKGA offers conferences and even knitting correspondence courses how old school to help you learn to become a Master Knitter. They send you instructions, you send...

Backpack

A and unraveling, I came up with this design for a backpack. Except for the intarsia knitting, it's pretty easy to make all you're doing is stitching together knitted squares, then throwing in a zipper and some straps. The bag's big enough to fit things that wouldn't usually fit in a purse but small enough and soft enough to take to crowded places. Mine's even accompanied me to a few mosh pits. Finished measurements 972 wide by 1272 tall by 372 deep Brown Sheep Company Lamb's Pride Worsted 85...

Mod Knitting Patterns

Note When using Tecno Hair, which is knit with 2 strands held tog, work from both ends of the skein, wind up another ball using half the skein, or purchase 2 skeins each of A and B. 8 sts and 12 rows 4 in St st on larger needles on't worry, this isn't that plaid number they wore in the seventies it's an updated, hip take on the poncho, knit top-down with a chunky yarn and accented with furry trim and pom-poms. The turtleneck adds extra style and warmth. You can pair it with your favorite jeans,...

ALL the kNit thatfit topriNt

love knitting books almost as much as I love knitting. I I'm especially enamored of knitting books that go I into the history of knitting or some specific technique, although I adore pattern books as well. In fact, my bookshelf at home is bulging from the weight of my giant knitting book collection. Here, then, are just a few of the favorites from my shelves Knitting in Plain English, Maggie Righetti 1986, St. Martin's Press Righetti is my personal knitting guru She's funny, she's smart, and...

KNit oNe purLtwo

Knitting patterns can be really confusing to beginning knitters. Just like cooking recipes, which may call for 1 t of sugar and 2 T of butter, knitting patterns rely on abbreviations and shorthand to get their message across. However, once you know the lingo, it's all pretty simple. Most patterns are presented in the same way we present them here. First, the pattern will give you the finished measurements of the garment these are the finished measurements, not your measurements. Thus, if you...

Big bad

Very mother-to-be appreciates a lovingly e hand-knit baby blanket. However, if you are going to knit one special item, why not choose something that is destined to be a cherished heirloom Don't choose easy care over quality when it comes to selecting a yarn, especially when easy means cheesy think acrylic . This blanket is made using Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino, a wonderful hand-painted yarn that comes in hundreds of beautiful variegated colors, suitable for both a wild and wacky...

If i couLd turN back tiMe

ometimes you will need to unknit part of a row so you can get back to correct an error. Unknitting is the easiest way to undo your work if you have to unravel only one or two rows. Here's how Hold your yarn and needles in the usual way. Then insert the left needle from front to back into the loop below the last stitch you made figure 1 . Slide the stitch off the right needle and pull out the yarn figure 2 . Carry on until you get to the point where you made your mistake. Keep at it, and soon...