By Jane Crowfoot
Close-up colour images seize each level of knitting method and upload aspiring to the book's step by step directions, permitting needlecrafters to grasp greater than 50 various equipment. They comprise ladder and bed stitches, stitching sleeves to physique, making button holes, picking out up hems and necklines, making wallet, turning rows, taking out with a crochet hook, embellishing with bobbles and tassels, developing knitted vegetation and lace, and lots of extra. particular directions for complete tasks contain a patchwork cushion, a buttoned vest, a cardigan, a knitted handbag, and a standard round-neck sweater. There are greater than 250 pictures, info on fabrics and kit for buying all started, a word list of knitting phrases, or even site assets. either professional knitters and those that are particularly new to knitting will find out how to supply knitted goods that really expert contact.
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Join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts; place marker (pm) for beginning of rnd. Purl 1 rnd, then knit 2 rnds. Work short rows (see Special Techniques) as follows: Short Rows 1 and 2: K34 (36, 38), wrp-t, purl to 2 sts before marker, wrp-t. Short Rows 3 and 4: K30 (32, 34), wrp-t, purl to 6 sts before marker, wrp-t. Short Rows 5 and 6: K22 (24, 26), wrp-t, purl to 10 sts before marker, wrp-t. Short Rows 7 and 8: K14 (16, 18), wrp-t, purl to 14 sts before marker, wrp-t. Change to working in the rnd.
Remove all caps and beads from bag by cutting rubber bands. Return bag to machine and continue felting until bag is fully felted. Removing the caps and beads from the partially felted bag will allow the fabric that was wrapped around them to felt, but will preserve the raised texture of the bobbles. Once bag is fully felted, remove from machine. Rinse thoroughly with cool water, and roll bag in bath towel to remove excess water. Shape bag if necessary. If you would like to refine the shape of a bobble, reinsert a smaller cap or bead and secure with a rubber band.
You can use 1½" furniture “leg tips" or 1" PVC end caps from the hardware store, or anything else about the right size and shape. gauge 13 sts and 18 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch (St st) using larger needles bag Using larger needles, CO 146 sts. Join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker (pm) at join and after 66th, 73rd, and 139th sts. Work even in St st for 3". Increase 4 sts every 6 rnds 6 times as follows: Slip marker (sm) at beginning of rnd, M1, knit to next marker, M1, sm, knit to next marker, sm, M1, knit to next marker, M1, sm, knit to end of rnd—170 sts.