Monthly Archives: December 2011

Moebius aka Möbius


Rating: 4
Moebius, a German mathematician from the beginning of the 18th century, who developed the magically twisted circle ring on which this knitting technique is based. Use a long circular needle – at least 32 inch. Cast on around double needle points. Number of sts cast on divided by gauge will give finished diameter. Pull out one needle and move sts to needle with no working yarn. With other side of needle pick up sts in each long loop under each stitch all around. (Since not picking up in the first st you will end up with an odd total number of sts). The needles should now be on the outside of the cable and the cable is twisted one time on the middle. Join and start knitting in the round. First time you get to the starting tail you have worked all sts cast on on needle and now you will make first round on the sts picked up and first time you work these you knit in the back loop. Following rounds will be worked in front loop as normally. If you keep knitting in the round ahlf your work will be in stockinette and half in reversed stockinette. Since you have an odd number of sts you could K1,P1 all around and your moebius will be all in seed sts.

Weekly Shawl 9/21


Rating: 5
new shawls

Knit-along with Knitting Daily TV: Free Knitted Scarf Pattern from Series 500


Rating: 5
Download the free scarf pattern: www.knittingdaily.com and learn to knit this colorful stitch sampler scarf in the new season of Knitting Daily TV, featuring knitter Zontee Hou. Each week Zontee will walk viewers step-by-step in the show’s first-ever knit-along, the Fallen Leaves Scarf. This colorful scarf features basketweave, seed stitch, and simple colorwork. Follow along with Eunny and Zontee in upcoming episodes as they walk you through the knitting of this scarf with step-by-step instructions. Download the pattern for the Fallen Leaves Scarf to get started: www.knittingdaily.com

Knitting Daily TV Episode 308 w/ Adina Klein


Rating: 4
Adina Klein, creative director for Tahki Stacy Charles, is back with a lesson on choosing yarns for specific stitch patterns. In Knitting Daily TV episode 308 “You’re the Designer” she offers tips on how to combine colors in your designs. Download the pattern for the Donegal Tweed Fair Isle Scarf online at: www.knittingdaily.com

KA Standard Switch Exchangeable Circular Needle Set review


Rating: 5
Jeanne from Jimmy Beans Wool reviews the KA Standard Switch Exchangeable Circular Needle Set. Jimmy Beans Wool is your LYS… online!

Clover Takumi 5-Inch Double point, Size 2

Clover Takumi 5-Inch Double point, Size 2

  • Bamboo knitting needles
  • Double point
  • 5 needles in a pack

Clover Takumi 5-Inch Double point, Size 2
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Bamboo knitting needles takumi double point 5-inch size 2 (5 in a pack). Our high quality knitting needles are created with the properties of the finest natural bamboo from Japan and the long nurtured clover manufacturing technique.

Single Crochet-Double Crochet Stitch


Rating: 0
Bonnie Barker demonstrates the double stitch, or alternating single crochet & double crochet. BonnieBayCrochet.com

The Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume Two: Cables: The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary from the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine (Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Series)

The Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume Two: Cables: The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary from the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine (Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Series)

The Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume Two: Cables: The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary from the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine (Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Series)
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Your Price: $18.71- The Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume Two: Cables: The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary from the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine (Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Series)

The second in a trio of essential Stitchionaries from the experts at Vogue® Knitting—a knitter’s most trusted source of information.

 

No other book on the subject offers material that’s as rich or as comprehensive as this! Vogue® Knitting’s second superlative Stitchionary presents an expansive collection of cable stitches culled from the magazine’s unmatched archives. Perfect for inspiring the design process and enhancing garments, it’s the ultimate “swatch bonanza” for crazed knitters obsessed with trying new stitches. The options range from simple to expert level, so everyone can find something appropriate.  And all the stitches—Allover, Braid, Combo, Diamond, and Pretzel—are organized thematically and shown in large, close-up images. With its clear, concise instructions, charts, and superb photos of more than 200 pattern stitches, this will become an indispensable reference in every knitter’s library.

Knit-along with Knitting Daily TV: Free Knitted Scarf Pattern from Series 500


Rating: 5
Download the free scarf pattern: www.knittingdaily.com and learn to knit this colorful stitch sampler scarf in the new season of Knitting Daily TV, featuring knitter Zontee Hou. Each week Zontee will walk viewers step-by-step in the show’s first-ever knit-along, the Fallen Leaves Scarf. This colorful scarf features basketweave, seed stitch, and simple colorwork. Follow along with Eunny and Zontee in upcoming episodes as they walk you through the knitting of this scarf with step-by-step instructions. Download the pattern for the Fallen Leaves Scarf to get started: www.knittingdaily.com

Twisted Knitting!


Rating: 4
Knitting twisted mathematical surfaces. I describe a couple of different ways of knitting a shape called a Möbius strip. For more patterns, see www.math.gatech.edu

fiber arts Taking Flight: Inspiration And Techniques To Give Your Creative Spirit Wings

Taking Flight: Inspiration And Techniques To Give Your Creative Spirit Wings

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Taking Flight: Inspiration And Techniques To Give Your Creative Spirit Wings

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Taking Flight: Inspiration And Techniques To Give Your Creative Spirit Wings

 

Stretch Your Wings, Learn to Soar, Take Flight

In Taking Flight, you’ll find overflowing inspiration–complete with a kindred spirit in author and mixed-media artist Kelly Rae Roberts. Join her on a fearless journey into the heart of creativity as you test your wings and learn to find the sacred in the ordinary, honor your memories, speak your truth and wrap yourself in the arms of community.

Along the way you’ll be inspired by:

  • Step-by-step techniques–learn the most-loved mixed-media methods of the author and seven talented contributing artists, and combine them in fresh and unexpected ways.
  • Thought-provoking prompts and quotes–along with encouraging stories, insights and gentle guidance for finding your bliss, whatever your art or craft.
  • Plenty of eye-candy–pages and pages of the author’s endearing artwork, along with the varied works of the contributors.

Of course, learning to fly isn’t entirely a step-by-step process–sooner or later, you just need to take a deep breath and spread your wings. With Taking Flight as your guide, there’s no doubt that when you do, your creativity will soar.

 

knitting patterns Free Knitting Pattern CoatsCrafts.co.uk Knit Baby Bootees 2 materials


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Rating: 4
www.CoatsCrafts.co.uk show how to knit baby bootees with lacy stitch knitting detail. Demonstrated by Erika Knight. Knit with each video to complete the free knitting pattern in 7 steps. Uses only 1 ball of Rowan Milk Cottong ot make the knitted baby hat and knitted baby booties. More free knitting patters and free crochet patterns at www.coatscrafts.co.uk . How to make the cutes bootees from Natural Nursery Knits, published by Quadrilled featuring Rowan Milk Cotton yarns

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