Knitting Pretty by Kris Percival

By Kris Percival

In the end, a knitting publication that s certifiably hip. geared toward the swiftly transforming into new new release of knitters, Knitting beautiful bargains up 30 smart-looking tasks provided in language usual humans can comprehend. excellent for the newbie, the elementary fundamentals part good points step by step illustrations and directions for every little thing the knitter at the make must recognize. the original patterns-from comfortable caps, scarves, and mittens, to pillow covers, kooky sock puppets, or even a paperweight-come with easy-to-follow directions, important diagrams, and gorgeous full-color photos of the completed tasks. From quickly and straightforward initiatives to a bit of grander endeavors for the more matured, Knitting beautiful makes it a excitement to whip up hot and woolly masterpieces.

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Begin decreasing to create the thumb tip. For 1 round, knit 1 stitch and then knit 2 together, repeating throughout. 6. For the final round, knit 2 together throughout. 7. Cut an 8-inch tail and use your yarn needle to draw the yarn through the remaining stitches. Pull it tight, knot to secure, and weave in and trim the ends. Gently tighten the tail at the base of the thumb and weave it in. 8. Repeat steps from casting on for the hand to make the second mitten! improvisation idea: Choose 3 different colors and switch to another one every 10 rows.

Thread your yarn needle with the same yarn you used to knit the item. Take a stitch through both pieces of fabric, coming up ½ inch away from the corner. Leave about a 6-inch tail of yarn to weave in later. 3. Take a short stitch back to the corner (figure 13a). Secure the yarn by repeating this stitch. figure 13a 4. Insert the needle again ½ inch in front of the stitch you just made, coming up from the back through to the front of the fabric (figure 13b). figure 13b 5. Insert the needle in front of the first stitch and sew through to the back, filling in the gap between the stitches.

Starting at the left corner and leaving about a 6-inch tail to weave in later, pull the yarn through the middle of the first stitch on the right side. 3. Sew diagonally to the left, coming up in the center of the first stitch in the row above. 4. Repeat, weaving from left to right to left to right, until you reach the end of the section to be joined (figure 15). figure 15 picking up stitches Sometimes you will need to pick up stitches from an otherwise finished edge in order to create the collar of a sweater, form the thumb of a mitten, or knit the outer edge of a baby bootie.

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