March 24, 2014
Even after this many patterns and lots of editing and testing it’s always a bit nervewracking to release a new one. Will it have somehow morphed into instructions for a garment with three sleeves and a tail? Will everyone hate the way I worded things? Will the numbers look like we were drunk when we made them? There are so many little details that go into a pattern so it’s always reassuring when finished projects start popping up — and so encouraging if the knitter’s have positive feedback on the pattern (negative feedback is helpful too!) So I’ve been excited to see wee Liesl’s begin to appear on Ravelry for those reasons, but also because they’re just so cute. I thought you might like to see them too.
Raveller Treeseekerjust finished this one, and her adorable daughter is modelling it. She had this to say about the pattern:
HaleyKnit’s wee Liesl has snaps and mismatched buttons — adding snaps under the button is such a great idea to help make dressing a squirmy baby (are there non-squirmy ones?) easier.
This one from L’espace Tricot is so sweet and pretty, I love the shell buttons.
The simple feather and fan pattern works well in a variegated yarntoo; I always think those work better in stitch patterns where the rows aren’t straight across.
See more finished and in progress wee Liesl’s on Ravelry.
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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
How to work into double yarn overs
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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