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Knitting Tutorials (list as of 27/5/14; same as in Rav profile)

flewmymind:

Tutorials I’ve found helpful (alphabetical order by subject)

Getting started/learn to knit

General help (lots of info about many knitting subjects)

After-thought heel for socks

Amigurumi/knitted toys

Beading

Blocking

Button Holes

Cables

Cast ons

Cast/bind offs

Charts

Color change (jogless)

Crochet edging

Darning

Decreases

Double Knitting

Duplicate Stitch

Felting

Fringe

Gauge Swatch

Grafting/Kitchener

I-cord

Increases

Magic Loop - using one long circular needle to do small-diameter circular knitting (great for hats, toys) - see also socks section below

Mittens

Picking up stitches

Pockets

Pom poms

Purl through the back loop

Russian Join

Seaming

Short Rows

Socks

Stitch patterns

Weaving in ends

Yarn labels & weights

Zippers

4 months ago | J | 450 notes
bitchinknit:

Knitting used as code in WW2. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/qi/10638792/QI-how-knitting-was-used-as-code-in-WW2.html?utm_content=bufferd4760&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

bitchinknit:

Knitting used as code in WW2. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/qi/10638792/QI-how-knitting-was-used-as-code-in-WW2.html?utm_content=bufferd4760&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

4 months ago | J | 42 notes
ravelryunbound:

Twisted Eyelet Bookmark
by Blythe Quelin

ravelryunbound:

Twisted Eyelet Bookmark

by Blythe Quelin

4 months ago | J | 85 notes
fallenwithstyle:

While double knitting is usually done so that the back is just a color-flipped version of the front, you can also do it so that one side has a slightly different image than the other. 

fallenwithstyle:

While double knitting is usually done so that the back is just a color-flipped version of the front, you can also do it so that one side has a slightly different image than the other. 

4 months ago | J | 492 notes

fouronenone:

So, I made myself a roll for my double pointed needles. I have a larger knitting needle roll that matches my knitting bag, but I find that I use my DPNs more often. I also didn’t want the 000 & 00 DPNs getting bent, so I made a separate roll. At any rate, it was also just an excuse to sew, and I had all the cool Star Trek comic book cover fabric left over from making Rory a cushion. Once I decided to use the outer fabric, I went to Joann and found the other Star trek prints.

I also made myself 3 of the 4 sets of wooden DPNs. I bought a set of 10.5 bamboo, and while they’re nice, I balked at purchasing more at $9.99-16.99 per set. Even with a coupon, they still start at around $6.00… I made these for less than $1.00 per set, plus I had enough dowel left over for some wooden cable needles. :) All it takes is some dowels, a pencil sharpener, an assortment of sandpaper, and something to finish them with, such as beeswax polish. I actually made my own polish as well, 1 part beeswax to 4 parts olive oil.

The worst part was making the size 9s. I was able to find size 8, 10, and 10.5 dowels, but nothing else closer to a 9. I ended up buying a second size 10 dowel and sanding each needle down to fit the size 9 slot in my gauge. >_< I seriously considered whether all the work was worth it versus just buying a set, but I decided to make them in the end

5 months ago | J | 183 notes

stitcherywitchery:

Brella’s free pattern for the knit Norwegian Totoro Mittens.

5 months ago | J | 398 notes

bridgecitybutterfly:

bind offs!!

6 months ago | J | 1,520 notes

knitpool:

This concludes this series about yarn. Stay tuned  for the next series after Knitpool regenerates…whatever that might be. Suggestions?

7 months ago | J | 365 notes
archaeopterknits:

These are fingerless mitts I made for my sister for christmas. That’s the enochian banishing sigil on the palms. 

archaeopterknits:

These are fingerless mitts I made for my sister for christmas. That’s the enochian banishing sigil on the palms. 

7 months ago | J | 28 notes
fymarvelcrafts:

Captain America and Iron Man pillows by Mabiana
(Charts located here)

fymarvelcrafts:

Captain America and Iron Man pillows by Mabiana

(Charts located here)

7 months ago | J | 163 notes