Adjusting Sleeve Length

Teach Yourself Magic

One way to lengthen a sleeve is to simply knit a longer cuff. By the same token, knitting a shorter cuff, or omitting the cuff altogether, is an easy way to shorten a sleeve. To add length to a sleeve above the cuff, you use your row gauge to determine how many additional rows are needed to reach the desired length and then work those additional rows, evenly spaced, between increase rows. To subtract length above the cuff, you use your row gauge to determine how many rows need to be eliminated...

How To Attach A Patch Pocket

Straight Pocket Pocket Knit

Knit and block the pocket you want to sew on. The sample here is a 4-inch square. Have ready a tapestry needle, straight pins, and yarn to sew the pocket. 1 Pin the pocket in place exactly where you want it to be and thread a tapestry needle with the appropriate yarn. 2 Insert the tapestry needle from back to front through both the knitting and the upper-right corner of the pocket. Loop the yarn around from front to back to front once more to reinforce the corner. 3 Sew on the pocket as shown,...

The Best Yarns For Felting

The best yarns for felting are 100 wool or other animal fibers, such as alpaca, angora, mohair, and llama. You can also try using blends of these fibers. (Superwash wools have been treated so that they will not shrink, so don't use them.) Synthetics are not good felters, but you can try to felt a wool synthetic blend, as long as it isn't more than 10 -15 synthetic. Fibers that have been bleached, such as bright whites, and bright colors that have been treated with bleach to take the dye are...

Double Vertical Decrease

This double decrease results in symmetrical shaping with a raised vertical stitch in the center. It is worked on the front side of a piece of knitting. It is sometimes called slip 2, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over. O Insert the right needle into the next 2 stitches on the left needle as if to knit them together and then slip them off the left needle and onto the right needle. 2 Knit the next stitch from the left needle. 3 Use the left needle to pick up both slipped stitches at the same...

Reversible Rice Stitch Shawl

This easy shawl looks great on both sides, so it is completely reversible. The rice stitch pattern tends to create a firm fabric, so for a soft drape, try using a needle two or more sizes larger than your yarn specifies. Note For this pattern, you might want to use a row counter to keep track of the rows. 3 Row 1 (RS) Ki, yo, ki tbl, yo, ki-5 sts. 4 Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8 (WS) Knit. 5 Row 3 K2, yo, ki tbl, yo, k2-7 sts. 6 Row 5 K2, yo, pi, ki tbl, pi, yo, k2-9 sts. 7 Row 7 K2, yo, ki tbl, *pi, ki...