March 28, 2012
I was lucky to get this picture from someone else, who found it somewhere else, so I don't know where it came from - and I can't read the words printed on the picture.
Never mind, just share it with the rest of the world.
And knit one myself, of course.
March 26, 2012
March 19, 2012
I was quite happy to learn about the open caston at the Knitty site. I was looking for something like that in order to cast on a whole lot of extra stitches while knitting magic loop and without having to use an extra piece of yarn. I like it best with less possible loose ends.
Well - I'd better go make a proper description!
March 17, 2012
I was happy to find a place on internet, Printable Paper, where you can download a knitting graph and print it.
If you want to design or draw on the computer, it might be useful to get some Excel tips: Select the sheet with Ctrl-A, then change the column width to 3, the height of the cells to 16, in order to get the right ratio. I don't know which name the functions of Excel have in English, but with the Help function you will be able to find out.
Change the percentage so that you see more cells/stitches at the screen.
Quite happy with my computer!
March 14, 2012
You need not buy them (they are a nice present, however, if you want to give something to somebody who has already everyting), just a few short threads will do.
What do stitch markers do? They mark the spots where the pattern is repeted. So that you don't have to count, count, and recount.
What a relief!
March 7, 2012
Very nice when knitting a wreath, this kind of provisional caston. It is superfast (cannot be compared with crochet...) and easy to perform. When the first half of the wreath is done, just take the circular needle holding the caston stitches and start over, knitting a second pattern at the backside. Which makes it a reversible wreath - in a way.
The video tutorial can be viewed here. They show it first using a piece of yarn, followed by the same caston using a circular needle. I love it!
March 6, 2012
Price € 1.95
The wreath is knitted in two halves, seamed together before closing the wreath at the middle of the backside. The pattern contains a chart and written instruction.