A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting by Cat Bordhi

By Cat Bordhi

Readers of the 1st e-book during this two-volume sequence (A Treasury of Magical Knitting) have fallen in love with the hot international of Magical Knitting, a size so basic but so fascinating that you'll spend a yr exploring the massive number of designs which Cat deals. starting with Cat's exact Moebius Cast-On, that's really easy that she often demonstrates it in workshops at the back of her again whereas twirling slowly round on one foot, the reader first learns to knit a Moebius band, or shawl. this is often the magic key that opens the right way to the entire different designs. the second one Treasury comprises felted baskets (with no inside of or outside!), felted fringed bowls, felted and unfelted sling baggage, six various felted cat beds (one with paws and a tail!), and the trifold designs, together with a knitter's bowl with wallet for instruments and a spot to maintain operating yarn clear of playful tom cats. The Felted Needle Cozies, colourful, hugely textured sheaths to carry instantly needles, and the felted wallets are either first-class styles for newcomers and first-time felters. The publication contains particular details on felting, designing, and yarn substitutions.

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For example, if your first row is too snug, it will be difficult for you to knit the next CHAPTER 2: Knitting Basics row. If your first row is too loose, your garment may be stretched out. The goal is to form neat stitches with consistent tension. Unlike the double cast on methods, the length of the yarn's tail does not matter when using the single cast on method. Leave the tail about 4 to 6 inches long, which is enough to easily weave into the finished project later. Step 6 1 Make a slip knot on one needle.

To begin a new row, you move the needle with the stitches to your left hand and hold the empty needle in your right hand. " 4 Place the yarn over the tip of the right needle from front to back and then position the yarn between the needles. CHAPTER 2: Knitting Why should I learn both the purl stitch and the knit stitch? How can I increase my knitting speed? Tip 5 To increase your speed, try knitting to music that has a steady beat. The faster the music, the faster you will tend to knit. Remember to hold your knitting needles gently and minimize your movements as much as possible.

Garter stitch is easy to identify by its rows of bumps on both sides. Fabric knitted in stockinette stitch tends to curl at the edges. The top and bottom edges curl toward the right side of the fabric, while the side edges curl toward the wrong side of the fabric. Stockinette, or stocking, stitch is formed by alternating GARTER STITCH 1 Knit all the stitches in the row. Note: To knit a stitch, see page 46. 2 Repeat step 1 until your work is the length you want. • Your work will have the same appearance on both sides.

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