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There is so much available at KnitKnitting.com that we often surprise even ourselves! This site features streaming information about knitting from across the web. We go through regularly and pick out the best of the best and that is featured for you here.

Cat Bordhi – Part 1: wrapping & turning, concealing wraps

Rating: 4

Learn the tricks of wrapping and turning while working a heel turn, and then concealing the wraps in a way that means they are truly and forever concealed! These are the methods used in Cat’s latest sock book: NEW PATHWAYS FOR SOCK KNITTERS, Her first sock book, which started the entire 2-circular needle knitting craze in 2001, is SOCKS SOAR ON TWO CIRCULAR NEEDLES.

Knitting Tips : How to Knit a Baby Blanket

Rating: 3

Knitting a baby blanket, which is usually about 2 feet by 3 feet, requires finding a type of yarn that is machine washable and avoiding yarns with fibers that shed, such as mohair, angora and alpaca. Knit a baby-friendly blanket using decorative stitches with information from an advanced knitter in this free video on knitting. Expert: Allison Isaacs Contact: www.imagiknit.com Bio: Allison Isaacs learned to knit and needlepoint at an early age. Filmmaker: Sam Lee

How to Knit a Circular Gauge Swatch

Rating: 4

How to knit a gauge swatch for your “knit in the round” project. Also a couple of tips for skipping the gauge swatch altogether!

New Stitch A Day: How to Knit The Wavy Rib Stitch

Rating: 4

www.newstitchaday.com This video will teach you how to knit the wavy rip stitch. This is a simple cable stitch that is a different twist on the traditional rib pattern. It is a good introduction to using a cable needle for the beginner to learn.

fiber arts Respect the Spindle

Respect the Spindle

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Respect the Spindle

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Respect the Spindle

 

Enjoying a resurgence in popularity thanks to the current trend of DIY crafts, the hand spindle remains one of the most productive, versatile, and convenient tools for creating stunning fiber arts from home, as this beautifully illustrated guide from a veteran spinner and spindle aficionado demonstrates. With step-by-step instructions, this essential manual details the basic steps of spinning and then advances to the more complicated spinning wheel, showing how to use the spindle to make specific types of yarn, explaining traditional spindle spinning techniques, and detailing five simple projects designed to instill confidence in creating a variety of yarns with this simple tool. Combining fascinating historical narratives, traditions, and cultures from around the globe with vivid photography, this all-encompassing tour of the spindle also boasts easy-to-follow, contemporary techniques and styles that affirm the tool’s enduring legacy.

 
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More Reversible and DP Training

Don’t drop those double pointed needles, knit reversible, spin cotton and more…

Knitters BioWelcome all, to another issue of SpinCraft Pattern Newsletter. Hope the first hints of sping are starting to grace the air in your area.

I know that soon the garden and spring activities will be calling for my attention, so I am focusing on finishing up projects.

I don’t know about you, but I have a really hard time picking up a project that has been neglected for several months. It’s hard to figure out what I’m supposed to do next, and get it done. So it is now time to plan for the inevitable call of the outdoors.

This week we have some fun techniques and tips to keep up that interest through the end of the project.

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More Reversible Mobius Knitting
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We have a great video by Iris Schreier showing a different way to cast on to the double pointed needle for a mobius. This uses the traditional long trail cast on, instead of the simple loops we’ve learned in previous videos.

She also shows an amazing mobius collar that follows the mind boggling concept of two patterns on a mobous. I can’t figure out where the one starts and the other stops, so am very anxious to keep knitting these until I get it.

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Knitting In The Round
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Continuing with my passion for sharing how easy it is to knit with double pointed needles, we have a short video showing the transfering of the needles. Because she is talking as she does it, you don’t really get a sense of how fast it is.

Here are my biggest tips for knitting in double pointed needles.

  1. The number one problem is stitches falling off the needles. Make sure you have rubber point holders to put on the ends when you stick your project in a bag, this will keep it safe.
  2. Don’t knit too loosely, this will also help in keeping stitches from falling off, or worse… an entire needle falling out of its stitches.
  3. Focus on smooth transitions: once you get to the point where you flip from one needle to the next, you’ll wonder why you ever though double pointed needles were hard!

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Baby Hats and Edgings
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More baby stuff with this  cute knitting baby hat from Erika Knight. it has the cutest edging on it, which brings us to the new book I had to buy: Knitting on the Edge. Amazon.com has a bunch of used copies of this book and I had to snatch one up to get more edging ideas for my mobius cowls.

 

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Handspinning Cotton
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I love to spin cotton, it is very challenging, and takes a lot of spinning to get enough yarn for a project, but I think that’s what makes me like it. I love a challenge. So I was excited to find a good tutorial video on spinning cotton.

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on http://knitknitting.com/how-to-do-a-4-stitch-crochet-cable/

 Marty says:

Thank you, watching this being done makes it so much easier than trying to read the pattern and going by it alone.

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… and back to knitting
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Enough for today. Time to get back to knitting. As always, please feel free to come to www.Knitknitting.com and list your comments or questions.

Until next week, keep those needles clicking!

Connie Delaney
www.spincraftpatterns.com
www.knitknitting.com

Iris Schreier’s Reversible Möbius Knit Project

Rating: 4

Iris Schreier, author of Reversible Knits, shares a Möbius knit project . Reversible Knits contains dozens of in-demand techniques that result in garments that look great on both sides. Knitters of all skill levels can now achieve true revers-atility! www.larkbooks.com

Double Pointed Needles Part Two

Rating: 4

This is hopefully a helpful video on using double pointed needles. got any questions request or anything please comment below and rate. follow me on twitter: www.twitter.com

knitting patterns Knit a Hat for Baby with Erika Knight free knitting project

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Rating: 4

www.Coatscrafts.co.uk, Excellent and really clear instructions for how to knit a Baby Hat. Lots more free knitting patterns at www.coatscrafts.co.uk Erika Knight, shows off a Rowan Milk Cotton projects, step by step, knitting instructions. Free knitting project included. Extract from Erika Knight’s book Knitting Designer. The ONLY Erika Knight video series available on youtube. Good quality how to knit instructions and step by step to follow the Natural Nursery Knits patterns.

Intro to cotton part 1 smooshed.wmv

Rating: 5

A very quick look at spinning cotton from prepared sliver. I am not an expert, and only time I do the short back or forward draft is for a demo for a video like this or to show someone, so I am not good at them, but I do demonstrate them. My forte is the long draw, which I do demonstrate and go into some detail about. Part 2 will deal with dyed sliver, which tends to clump and draft with some difficulty as well as brief information on plying.

Knitting on the Edge: The Essential Collection of 350 Decorative Borders

Knitting on the Edge: Ribs*Ruffles*Lace*Fringes*Flora*Points & Picots – The Essential Collection of 350 Decorative Borders

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Knitting on the Edge: Ribs*Ruffles*Lace*Fringes*Flora*Points & Picots - The Essential Collection of 350 Decorative Borders

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Your Price: $10.70- Knitting on the Edge: Ribs*Ruffles*Lace*Fringes*Flora*Points & Picots - The Essential Collection of 350 Decorative Borders

 

The now-classic collection of 350 edgings, borders, and trims by acclaimed designer Nicky Epstein is available in paperback! Taking the traditional rib to new heights, Nicky features improved ribbed edges, ruffles, lace, fringes, flora, and garters. Line-by-line instructions accompany each of the stitches. Decorate cuffs, customize a sweater, and develop unique patterns using ideas such as the feather lace ruffle, bel epoque, garter stitch weave, sea scallop edge, and sugar drop.

 

knit Knitter’s Handbook : A Comprehensive Guide to the Principles and Techniques of Handknitting

Knitter’s Handbook : A Comprehensive Guide to the Principles and Techniques of Handknitting

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Knitter's Handbook : A Comprehensive Guide to the Principles and Techniques of Handknitting

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Knitter's Handbook : A Comprehensive Guide to the Principles and Techniques of Handknitting

The ultimate reference for knitters at every level-step-by-step directions and detailed instructional illustrations cover every aspect of knitting know-how. Includes a special “help!” section for the inevitable mishaps, and shows how to correct errors.

 

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