Stricken in Farbe – und bunt!

Ich habe es dann doch nicht ausgehalten und am Montag noch angefangen mit Wolle, die ich noch herumzuliegen hatte, mich im Stricken mit 2 Farben zu probieren. Natürlich bastle ich jetzt an einem neuen Projekt. 🙂 Aber auf Dauer ist mir das Wechseln zwischen den Farben (also den Faden der ersten Farbe loslassen, den der zweiten Farbe um die Finger wickeln, ein paar Maschen stricken, …

How To Bind Off Drop Stitch – Part 2

This is the second technique you can use to bind off and at the same time drop stitches like you need to with my Drop Dead Gorgeous Loop for example. You can find the first Tutorial on how to bind off drop stitch here. 1. Bind off until the stitch that has to be dropped (drop stitch) is the first/next on your left needle. Knit …

How to Bind Off Drop Stitch – Part 1

This is the first of two bind off techiques I will show you, that come in handy when you have to drop stitches while you bind off. Like for example, if you knit my Drop Dead Gorgeous Loop. As you may know, if yo ever tried: the challenge is to leave the right amount of yarn for the drop between the two bound off stitches …

How to invisibly join yarns using a Russian Splint

There are moments when just starting with a new ball of yarn and later weaving in the ends just won’t do it. This is the case with very open lace work or – for example drop stitch. The Russian Splint is a useful way to join the ends of two balls of yarn when felting them together just isn’t an option. So this is great …

How to do a Knitted Cast On

The knitted cast on is very useful, if you have to cast on a lot of stitches and it is also the simplest cast on I know. The knitted cast on is easier to do than the similar cable cast on and much, much easier than a long tail cast on. In fact, if you know how to knit, you can do this. So I decided …

Sewing Knitting Together with Backstitch

sewing in knitting

Yes, I’m still knitting – even if this is about sewing knitting together with backstitch, which sounds pretty much like it’s a sewing topic. In one of my projects I’m at a stage where everything is done exept attaching the trim to the neckline. As luck would have it I used two highly different gauges for the trim and the sweater, so picking up stitches …

Die Nadel im Heuhaufen…

How do you know, which needle is currently in your machine? Ok, sure, if you just put it in and are sewing quite regularly on a certain piece it’s quite easy to know. Or if you use the same needle for every fabric. As I am enlightened to the use of changing the needle according to the fabrics requirements, I sew infrequently and have two …

Innenansicht

The dress is quickly coming together. Even though I finish every seam with bias tape. This has proven a very good decision. Not only because I really like the look but also becase the fabric is ravelling like hell while working with it. So I’m happy to have all the seam allowances closed nice and safe. Here is a little sneak peak inside: Das Kleid …

How to Knit Short Rows – a tutorial

For all who feel a bit intimidated by the use of short rows like i did in my Elinor Shawlette knitting pattern or for the heels in my Baby and Walking on… socks, I have put together a tutorial on how to knit short rows. They are also very useful, if you want to add horizontal bust darts to a sweater, so that it’s longer …