January 05, 2017
Happy new year! Hopefully everyone is starting to recover from the holidays, and the gift knitting… Now that mine is finished (almost) I’m looking ahead to things I’d like to knit this year. My eye keeps being drawn to projects that use a little pop of colour for an edging, or a pocket or some other small detail and I’m trying to figure out ways to use up little bits of precious leftovers in bigger projects. So for today, here’s some inspiration featuring work by knitters that have done just that.
Pockets are one of the most wonderful places for a little pop of colour. This Cria by Sommerfuglen is a great example, and I love how she’s carried the red into the amazing buttons.
Aaahh! This adorable little Elijah was made by shadystoll, and the contrast feet are perfect…
Liesl is a great sweater to introduce a contrast edge, since the stitch pattern continues right to the bind-off and using a different colour for the hems can give a lovely definition. This version was knit by MandaCrafts.
Such an interesting use of a contrast yarn! Mkbourn used a variagated yarn to work the edging chart section of Marin, and a solid for the garter stitch body of the shawl. It really shows of the scalloped shape of the edge.
This is a really lovely subtle one, a contrast colour for the looped edging of this Damson, knit by RunGizzy. A contrast shawl bind-off is a sweet way to finish, and not just for when you run out of yarn!…
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Learn brioche with the free Daniel's Hat pattern
Tombreck - a free chevron beanie pattern
Working the brioche neck detail on the Polwarth sweater
Decorative Channel Island Cast-on
3 Easy Stretchy Bind-offs (p2tog bind-off; k2togtbl, k1 bind-off; Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind-off)
Tubular Bind-off for brioche stitch
Paired increase methods compared
Brioche stitch double decreases
How to Knit in the round using Magic Loop
How to Knit in the round using DPNs
Avoiding ears when binding off
Tighter purl stitches for neater cables and ribbing
Cabling without a cable needle
Understanding "continue in pattern"
Joining the body and sleeves on a seamless bottom up sweater
How to pick a garment without a model for you (specifically addresses finding garment patterns when your gender identity isn't represented and the styles you want to knit might not be sized to fit your body)
How does ease affect inclusive size ranges?
Identifying and fixing mistakes in lace knitting
Getting started with stranded colourwork
Understanding colour dominance
Working stranded colourwork over small circumferences
Decreases in stranded colourwork
Holding the yarn for stranded colourwork
Ladderback Jacquard (a neat way to deal with long floats)
Cabling without a cable needle
Cabling without a cable needle on the wrong side
How to knit cabled decreases
Closed ring cable increases and decreases
How to work brioche stitch in the round
How to begin your first large cross stitch project
How to finish a cross stitch project with an embroidery hoop frame
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