Garter Stitch Seams Invisible Join
WOW Tips Here! ‘Phototorial’ How-Tos
Garter edge seams do not need to be perceived as a daunting challenge. The goal in working this technique is to invisibly join stitch rows of two-row ‘garter ridges’, overlapping Continue reading
How To Increase and Decrease Evenly Across A Row – The Perfect Formula
… works for both knitting and crochet …
There are two versions of this tutorial.
Part I is two tutorials, one on Increasing Evenly, one on Decreasing Evenly with hows and whys explanations after each numbered step.
Part II is a quicker version of Part I, no tutorial, just the steps.
You may jump to Part II but still refer back to Part I if you feel the need. So, here goes!
The pdf download (scroll down past abbreviations) includes a Bonus third version,
the briefer, quicker, dirtier version so that you may ‘Knit ‘er Done’ …
Part 1, Increasing - How to Increase Evenly Across a Row – The Perfect Formula
1) Example – 149 sts inc by 34 = 183 sts. First do the math: 149 ÷ 34 = 4.38
2) Discard the fraction (always use the whole number before the decimal; the rem fraction works in later): 149 ÷ 34 now = 4.
3) Now we know that for 34x, we will inc one st for ea set of 4 sts.
4) Identify patt rep. For evenly spaced inc and symmetrical row ends, we want to begin and end with an inc, so the patt rep will be a multiple of 4 sts plus 1: (x = inc 1 st, o = k) xooo / xooo / xooo / x
Organize & Create a Great Studio Space
Whether there is ample space or space is at a premium, the same rules of organization apply. The more organized I am, the more I can devote my time to Continue reading
The duplicate stitch is a wonderful design element. As nice as the duplicate stitch is, it can sometimes be challenging to produce good looking, best possible results. Creating each ‘perfect’ duplicate stitch takes extreme consistency and exact tension to correctly duplicate the stitch being worked. These photos show the duplicate stitch chain ganging worked on red stockinette st knitting. I find that this ‘ganging’ produces very good and consistent results, especially for large areas of stockinette st I need to work.
I-Cords Exposed Again …
A Stockinette St I-cord Can be Achieved With Three Different Methods
The knitted i-cord has always been a dependable, go-to stand-by when quick ties, chin straps, or embellishment are needed. For crocheters that do not knit – the Stockinette St i-cord CAN be accomplished Continue reading
The first time I saw my mother knitting I knew that those two things in her hand were ‘mine’. I began knitting when I was eight years old. Also, at the same time my grandmother taught me to crochet. I just couldn’t get Continue reading
Swatching is key to good knitting or crocheting results. The more projects you do, the more swatches you prepare. Suddenly you have Continue reading
Dilemma: “I need to know but can’t figure out which loop on top belongs to the rest of the stitch below it. Which Continue reading
I-cords are often worked and used as ties and fasteners and become attractive embellishments. Hence, design elements. Uses and applications are only limited by imagination. Just two stitches are attractive and textural. They work up easily and quickly. Work to different lengths, in different yarn weights, to configure flowers, bag straps, applique, attached edgings for throws or garments, weaving into eyelets, hat tassels, tassels combined with pom poms,and the list goes on. Below, with how-to photo help, are two crocheted I-cord Continue reading
Variations of previously posted Leona Flower – including petal edgings, reversed petals, and staggered petals, with extra notes and how-tos.
Materials: 4-ply knitting worsted, 10” DP knitting needles Size 7, 16” circular needle size 9.
The basketweave pattern block: co 25 sts. Continue reading
A. BEGINNING OF ROUND
KNIT-ON GARTER BORDER
Note: do not wrap short rows; follow directions as given.
Co 17 sts,
k 1 row.
Next k17, w/rs facing, thru both lps, p/u a st from bound off row: 18 sts (first and second photos).
K next row.
Row 1: k15, turn.
Row 2: k 15. Row 3: k 16, k2 tog, p/u a st in the next bound off st. (third photo)
Row 4: k 18.
Rep Rows 1-4.
Leona Flower 4-ply knitting worsted, I-9 crochet hook
1) the 1st st of the ch4 should serve as a slip knot whereby as the sts are loaded the 1st is increasing in size to accommodate multiple sts being worked into it (how to make that happen: after making the slip knot for the beg ch st, be sure that the short end is to the left; that is, if the chain st is laying flat and untwisted, the short end will be coming through the slip down and to the left. Insert hk in ch and begin sts).
2) Make sure to maintain consistent height of stitches in working multiple double crochets into one st.
3) ch3 or ch4 counts as a dc throughout.