By Donna Druchunas
Qiviut, or musk ox down, is a world-class fiber―luxurious, hot, and light-weight. those that event it turn into obsessed. Qiviut makes ideal hand-knitted lace, as proven by way of the Alaskan artisans of Oomingmak Musk Ox manufacturers' Co-op. This booklet offers how-tos for knitting and designing lace, tasks suited for new in addition to skilled lace knitters, yarn assets, and accomplished cultural historical past.
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GAUGE 17 stitches and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size 8 (5 mm) needles before felting; 19 stitches and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) after felting. Make it bigger or smaller. How about using different buttons? Note: Felting is not an exact science. As you’ll see on page 15, many variables can affect the degree of felting and shrinkage. STITCH GUIDE Garter Stitch Knit all rows. BLANKET STITCH is one of the simplest and most versatile embroidery stitches. It can be used to decorate an edge or, if the stitches are placed close together, it becomes a buttonhole stitch which also covers, protects, and stabilizes an edge.
Work 1 round even. Repeat these 2 rounds until 5 stitches remain on both first and third needles and 10 stitches remain on second needle. With third needle, knit across stitches from first needle so that there are 10 stitches each on 2 needles and yarn is at end of 1 needle. Cut yarn, leaving an 18" (46 cm) tail. Work kitchener stitch (see page 34) to join toe stitches together invisibly. Weave in loose ends. STRIPE SEQUENCES FOR VARIATION I Heel flap for both socks is worked alternating 2 rows each color C and A starting with color C for a total of 20 rows.
On next right-side row knit 2 stitches together across row—11 stitches remain. Purl one row. Cut yarn, leaving a tail about 18" (46 cm) long. Using a tapestry needle, thread tail through remaining stitches and pull tight (see page 30). 8 cm) to allow for roll. Weave in loose ends. STRIPED HAT With orange, cast on as for solid hat. Work even for 4" (10 cm) unrolled or desired length from beginning. Alternate 4 rows purple and 4 rows orange until piece measures 7" (18 cm) from cast-on edge, unrolled.