AwareKnits Knit & Crochet Projects for the Eco-Conscious by Vickie Howell

By Vickie Howell

The fiber international is all abuzz approximately sustainable yarns and replacement fabrics, and AwareKnits jumps in this development with a socially wakeful method of knitting and crochet.
Knitting star Vicikie Howell and activist-knitter Adrienne Armstrong current a groundbreaking quantity that’s half trend ebook and half artful name to motion. they provide 31 trendy tasks that use a number of “green” yarns, together with ones from soy, corn, and hemp.
About the Author
VICKIE HOWELL is a self-proclaimed artful grrrl. which will mobilize the feminist-based knitting stream, she based winning chapters of the irreverent yet socially unsleeping knitting workforce sew ’n whinge in la and Austin. Vickie was once the host of DIY’s Knitty Gritty and has written 3 books for Sterling and one for Lark: New Knits at the Block no longer one other youngster Knitting e-book Knit reduction and pa is going Crochet!.
Co-author ADRIENNE ARMSTRONG is a knitter, environmentalist, and proprietor of the sustainable dwelling store The Atomic backyard in Oakland, California.

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60 Size Your Socks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Using DoublePointed Needles Double-pointed needles are usually short (5–7 inches long) with points on both ends. They come in sets of four or five. This lesson demonstrates using a set of five needles. Cast On with Double-Pointed Needles 1 Cast on all the stitches required for the pattern onto one double-pointed needle. Note: If the stitches won’t fit on one needle, then cast on as many stitches as possible onto one needle and then continue casting on over a second needle.

34 Decrease: Slip, Slip, Knit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Decrease: Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass Slipped Stitch Over . . . . . . 37 Knit Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Weave in Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Blocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Read Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Cast On The cast-on is the very beginning of any sock.

To begin knitting, pull the back needle (furthest from you) to the right so the stitches slide onto the needle cord. Using the nowempty back needle, knit across the front half of the stitches. When you finish this row, the needle holding the completed stitches will be pointing towards the left. 2 Turn your work so that this tip is pointing toward the right again (this will become the new “back” needle). Place the unworked stitches from the cable back onto the empty front needle by pulling the cord or pushing the needle through the stitches.

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