I love knitting. And there are some pretty awesome planner stickers for knitting. Me being me, I had to create a set for myself. I hope you like them. Feel free to share them with friend, but please don’t sell them. They are for personal use only.
When I joined in the Jimmy Beans Wool (JBW) Semi-Precious Tosh Shawl Mystery Knit-a-Longs (MKAL) the pattern used what the designer is calling a Quilted Stitch. I’ve also seen it called a Diamond Stitch or an Open Diamond Stitch. I found it somewhat confusing at first.
I was asked how I learned the stitch. I thought this might help someone else.
The written abbreviations for the quilted stitches are t1r and t1l (twist one to the right, and twist one to the left). This is how you do a t1r and t1l and how to do a complete repeat of the pattern.
Yarn: Not much worsted (medium (4)) Red, White & Blue. I used Caron Simply Soft Solids Blue Mint, Red Heart Classic Solid White & Red Heart Classic Solid Jockey Red
Needles & Hooks: US 7 Double Pointed Knitting Needles
4.5 MM (US 7 or G or H) Crochet Hook
Notions: Tapestry needle
Gauge: Not important at all (my kind of project!)
Need to Know Knitting: Casting on, Knitting in the round, Increasing, adding a color, and how to chain in Crochet!
kfb = knit into front and back of stitch (increase)
k = knit
Crystal Palace Panda Silk
52% bamboo, 43% machine washable Merino wool, 5% combed silk
204 yds/50 gr.
Gauge (sts. / inch): 7
US Needle: 1
Fingering (27-32 sts/4 in)
The bamboo gives a great feel and a luster, the wool gives a soft feeling core and the combed silk gives it sheen and strength.
I don’t know about you, but I really dislike weaving in ends. I’m lazy and when I’m finished knitting I really want to be done with a project. And also, I’m always afraid that my weaving in won’t be enough and the ends will come undone and my entire project will unravel.
What I do is probably – if I did my research – something common. Here is what I do, especially with the fluffier yarns. The join with the smooth yarns (especially bulky) is more noticeable. But depending on what you are knitting and where the join is, it might not make a difference.
For those of you who are like me and don’t necessarily pay attention to your dye lots, this post is for you.
I never really pay too much attention to dye lot. Granted I do try to buy enough of the same dye lot to finish a project. But I usually say, if it looks the same then the dye lot isn’t too important. That can be horribly wrong.