August 11, 2015
One of the many, many things I love about Ravelry, is how easy it is to find inspiration. And even if that’s not something you’re short of, looking through the amazing projects of knitters all over the world is a lovely way to spend a few minutes…um, or hours!
Last month I managed to spend some time at my spinning wheel, as each year I sign up for the Tour de Fleece with good intentions, make a valiant attempt for the first few days and then get distracted by all the lovely spinning that everyone else is doing. This time round, I kept looking through projects of Ysolda’s patterns knit with handspun yarn and there so many truly lovely things I thought I’d share a couple here.
Behold! This cosy Blank Canvas was knitted by Jaime from Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver, in some longwool roving purchased at Rhinebeck. For more details have a look at her project page here.
There are some really great versions and colour combinations of Strokkur out there in the world, but BrineyDeep‘s is one of my favourites. Kirstin spun the yarn, her mum dyed the contrast colours and now she has an awesome sweater that they worked on together.
Some of you might remember seeing this on the blog before, it was knit by our own Rebecca but it’s so lovely I hope no-one will mind admiring it again. Her Sugarleaf by Mary-Heather Cogar from The Rhinebeck Sweater was knitted up in yarn spun during a previous Tour de Fleece. The main colour is blue-faced leicester and the blue is corriedale. Oh, and it was spun on a spindle!
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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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