Stitch Encyclopedia: Knitting: An Illustrated Guide to the Essential Knitting Stitches

Stitch Encyclopedia: Knitting: An Illustrated Guide to the Essential Knitting Stitches

Bunka Gakuen

Language: English

Pages: 72

ISBN: 1452127050

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This gorgeously illustrated stitch guide for knitting is as timeless as the craft itself. The slender volume presents the fundamental stitches for needlecraft in simple, easy-to-follow color illustrations. The encyclopedic, dip-in, dip-out approach is well-suited for beginners looking to build a foundation of stitch techniques as well as seasoned crafters who will love keeping these handsome reference guides on their shelves. Classically designed and packaged as lovely jacketed paperbacks the Stitch Encyclopedias (Crochet, Embroidery, and Knitting) make a memorable gift for crafters and visual learners and can be enjoyed individually or as an attractive set.

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After working the gauge swatch, block it and place it on a flat surface; count the number of stitches and the number of rows over 4 in/10 cm of the center where the stitches are stable. If the number of stitches and the number of rows are too few (because your tension is loose), use a smaller needle; if, on the other hand, the number is too many (because your tension is tight), use a larger needle size. Hand knitting varies from knitter to knitter. It’s difficult to change your natural tension,.

After working 4 or 5 rows of single rib. DOUBLE RIB (2x2 OR K2-P2) This fabric alternates 2 knit-stitches with 2 purl-stitches lengthwise. The working method is essentially the same as for single rib (1x1, or k1-p1, see page 16), and it’s convenient to cast on in pattern. Double-rib cast-on—with 2 knit stitches at both edges 1 Row 1 With a crochet hook and waste yarn, chain the required number of stitches. Change to the main yarn, then insert a knitting needle into the back of the chain.

Decreases and increases without changing the stitch count, the fabric becomes lacy or may slant for added appeal. DECREASES One or more stitches may need to be decreased to shape a project; perhaps 1 stitch at each side of a row for side, armhole, or neck shaping, or multiple stitches on each side for armholes or neck shaping. Multiple decreases may be needed evenly spaced across a row or may be worked at specific places in the fabric, such as for darts. See pages 20 and 21 for symbols and.

Over and double-centered decrease (no slant) Yarn over and left-slanting double decrease Yarn over and right-slanting double decrease BOBBLE PATTERNS You can make a bouncy, ball-like motif by increasing (knitting 3 or 5 stitches in 1 stitch), working several rows on only those stitches, then decreasing back to 1 stitch. If the stitches are worked in reverse stockinette stitch, you get a more 3-dimensional effect. Bobbles are often worked as part of the stitch pattern for Aran sweaters.

Left-hand needle. 4 5 1 completed row, from the wrong side. PURL INTO THE ROW BELOW 1 Insert the right-hand needle into the stitch below the next stitch and lift both stitches. 2 Slip the stitches from the right-hand needle to the left-hand needle. 3 Purl both stitches together and drop them from the left-hand needle. 4 5 1 row of purl into the row below is complete. COLOR KNITTING Working in stockinette stitch, a variety of patterns can be worked using yarns of multiple colors.

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