April 15, 2014
Back in October I wrote about some of the amazing Elijah modifications floating about on Ravelry, and finally, just before my own little one was born in February, I managed to knit a special elephant just for her. It was the fifth I’ve made, and the only one I’ve kept!
I went with a combination of a couple of ideas — the garter stitch ‘neckband’ and ‘cuffs’, and a little stripey sweater. It was straightforward to do, simply alternating the two colours every two rounds once I got past the garter stitch. One technique I did use though, was tech knitter’sjogless stripes tutorial. She describes a couple of different ways to make the colour changes invisible, I used the travelling method so the start of the round begins at the back his sweater and moved a few stitches to the left. I picked up stitches for the arms a few rows further down the body than the patterns shows, but just so that the sleeve came out of the sweater body and not the neckband!
Alana’s Elijah is a bit littler too, I used some fingering weight merino and 3mm needles as its what I had to hand. There’s enough left for a second one too, so I’m tempted to make this Elijah a little brother with a colourwork sweater. (Having a baby doesn’t seem to have stopped me planning all the projects, so I’m adding it to my long, and always expanding queue…)
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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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