Does any of this sound familiar? Fellow Knitter Jill, shares some lessons learned from her latest project ….
How much yarn do I need?
Compare yarn that is put up in balls, hanks, cakes, or skeins to weights of yarn on cones.
Found a yarn you love? What machine can it be used on?
Fellow knitter, Cynthia was knitting the Freesia Pullover pattern and recently asked: “How can I start the decreases immediately after casting on?” The like many of the Basics, the Freesia Blueprint instructions start AFTER your choice of hem, ribbing or cast on method. The Knit it…
After yet another recent move, I’m determined to set up my knitting room and get ORGANIZED! Here’s an idea for keeping weights handy.
The back and front of our sweaters don’t have to match! Yes, the side seam lengths should match Yes, the armholes and shoulders must match BUT If we are knitting to cover a body shape that isn’t perfect … we may need to add BOTH…
New knitter Maryanne was frustrated with “scrap off and rehang”. It’s important for new knitters to understand this concept, it’s used quite often in machine knitting. Working each side of a neckline separately Holding shoulder stitches for joining later Knit bands to re-hang and…
The gauge of a hand knitting pattern will indicate what machine you should use with the recommended yarn.
This stitch gauge is a very popular gauge for hand knitting with “worsted weight” yarn.
What’s a Charting Device? Many machine knitters prefer this visual method of shaping their knitting. Draw your design and follow the outline. Cast on, bind off, increase and decrease according to the visual stitch and row indicators.
Have you ever looked at a vintage Japanese machine knitting magazine or book? Notice that the patterns are all in diagram format … but in only 1 size!
Were all Japanese ladies of that time the same size?