I'm just curious how everyone manages their tension whilst knitting, I hear everyone has their own method.
Myself, I knit 'English' style and weave the yarn under my index finger, over my second and third fingers and under my pinky. What about you?
I have become a real fan of the "Russian join" since I ran across it on Kenny's website.
I have used it four times now on the two pair of clogs I'm knitting up and the join really is virtualy undetectable.
It seems like there have been a lot of anti-purl sentiments made recently, so I thought these might be helpful:
The sweater I'm currently working on doesn't have ribbing at the waist or cuffs, but rather garter stitch bands that are picked up and worked after the body panels and sleeves are finished. The pattern calls for knitting the bands on each piece before sewing them together, but I'm tempted to wait until I've assembled the sweater and then pick up the stitches and knit them in the round, thus avoiding seams in the waist band and cuffs. I've never made a sweater this way, but it seems that it would be quite easy to add the bands at the very end. Does anyone know of any reason wh
Hi, everyone. I've had this link sitting in my mailbox for a couple of months, but only got around to investigating today since I needed something to write about in my guild newsletter. Since I'm editor, I get to fill up space when things slow down in the summer.
Ok, so, about me: I've been knitting on and off for about 44 years, give or take a few. Mostly on for the last ten or so. I also weave, crochet, sew, and spin. Here's a sample of what I've been doing lately. The yarn is a handspun two ply from a dyed roving of Polwarth wool, very soft and warm. The scarf (since finished, but no photo of the finished item yet) is done in the old lace pattern "feather and fan," two repeats across plus garter stitch borders. Finished size 9 x 52 inches.
I was given a very generous gift certificate to the fabulous store Barneys here in Manhattan. I had no idea what to buy & didn't want to just buy something for the sake of it. I looked around and found several nice shirts, Comme de Garcon, Burberry, Gucci, real high end stuff. anyway my b/f spotted a black cashmere jumper that was in my price range & what do you know it was the design from Knit:1, men's issue fall/winter 2005. Designed by John who works @ The Point! It's the one with the dropped stitches. What a coincidence. It was made by a company I've never heard of Lutz & Patmos. You can see it on their website if you're interested.
The move from indy to dallas has changed my "cool guy shag" into something closer to a "homeless guy fro."
I could get a haircut, but i think it is just the excuse i need to make more hats.
I just made the "Manly Slip-Stitched Hat" from the book Just Hats.
I used 2 strands of wool ease instead of kool wool (it is what I had around)
I think it turned out pretty well. I am very pleased with the rows of V's and _'s.
I just finished sewing up this jumper today and I wanted to share it with MWK friends. This is a Paton's pattern, knitted with Aussie wool Cleckheaton "Country" 8 ply. The stitch pattern is a basket weave; the colour is a lovely sage green. It took me 3 months from start to finish. I found the stitch pattern tedious because of the constant changing from knit to purl stitches. This also posed a challenge regarding gauge.
I enjoyed this project because I tried some new techniques. First, I mucked around with the pattern in order to make it more fitting to me and not just conforming to the directions. During the last 3 months I've lost over 2 stone and that gave me some challenges. I am pleased with the fit and now that I've tasted freedom from a pattern, I want more!