How to: Knit jogless stripes in the round
. (Many thanks to the knitter who posted this link on knitblogs
a while ago.)
gives us instructions and a template to make a pretty neat sweater stocking for the holidays
. And for free! (Although I'd wish she'd kill those popups. It's not like she needs
the few extra cents that popup advertising could give her. Ahem.)
Cross-stitch portrait patterns
of sci-fi characters, including Spike from Buffy
and Captain Picard from Star Trek: The New Generation
, though. Surprised? I hope not). I don't cross-stitch, but I suspect there's a whole lotta work involved to get one of those portraits out.
[link via quiddity
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Feel like knitting yourself a pair of period stockings
Short row shaping for stockinette stitch on knit rows
, and on purl rows
by wrapping stitches. For my current cabled and ribbed project, I figured out the technique I used for shortrowing between purl and knit stitches myself (I didn't wrap stitches, I used different types of yarn overs and later knit the floats created together with another stitch) because I couldn't find explicit instructions on how to do it for anything other than stockinette stitch in my reference books, but I think this method
could be adapted for chart patterns as well.
Look at this 1904 doll sweater pattern
- the body of the sweater is knit in one piece, then short rows are used to create a "pouch front", resulting in the "pigeon-breasted" look that was popular during the era. Neat!
How to: Do the two-tail cast-on
and the tubular cast on for 2x2 rib
(scroll to the bottom of the page) by using the "crossing stitches" method. I use the two-tail cast-on for most regular edges and the tubular cast-on
for ribbing (unless the wool is too bulky or bumpy as this type of cast-on is elastic, but it creates a thick edge).