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mercredi 30 juin 2010

Standard weight yarn chart

Just added in the useful tab the chart of standard weight yarn I use in my pattern.
Just scroll down the page.

Have a nice week and happy knitting :)

vendredi 25 juin 2010

Ndizi Socks : new pattern

Here are my new sock pattern, they are named Ndizi, as when I was knitting them, I always see a banana and Ndizi is the Swahili word for banana.
These socks are knitted from the top-down, with patterned gusset and heel flap. The lace stitch is charted.
This design is worked with lace stitches in every row.
The socks shown are knitted in size S (38-40 European foot) for a woman, with  Fortissima Socka mit Bambou from Schoeller + Stahl (400 m / 438 y 100g) and needle 2.25mm
The pattern is available in 2 sizes to fit a 38-40 [41-43] European size foot S [M].

They are available at my Ravelry store for 5$

Happy knitting :)

jeudi 24 juin 2010

Knitting in the round: Avoiding the jog with zig-zag stripes

To have nice change of color, when knitting zig-zag stripes in the round, the beginning stitch has to be the centered knitted stitch between the two increases.

Zigzag no jog 1 

1. In the first round,. make one stitch left, knit the first stitch and make one stitch left, continue working around following the stitch pattern (here k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, m1 r, k1, m1l).

zigzag no jog 2

Zigzag no jog 3

2. At the end of the round, knit the last stitch (this is the first m1r, you worked at the begin of the round.

 Zigzag no jog 4

3. Knit 1 round to the marker

 Zigzag no jog 5

4. For the next increasing/decreasing round, repeat from step 1 to step 3.

Zigzag no jog 6

Zigzag no jog 7

Et voilà, no Jog in your zig-zag stripes!

Zigzag no jog 8 

Happy knitting :)


mardi 22 juin 2010

Lilas Top : free knitting pattern

New free pattern added : Lilas Top


Top begins at the top back with a provisional cast-on; and is worked back and forth to underarm back. Then, provisional cast on stitches are picked up to work front, back and forth, to underarm. After increasing for underarm shaping, remainder of top is worked in the round,

Lilas top - montage

Lilas top

All details can be found on my Ravelry page.

Happy knitting

lundi 21 juin 2010

Florian Socks

So here is my new sock pattern:
Knitted from the top-down with heel flap and gusset.
The pattern is inspired by Tyrol and its twisted cabled stitches.
The socks shown are knitted in size L (44-45 European foot) for a man. It is knitted with Regia Silk and needle 2.5 mm.
The pattern is given for 3 size S-M-L (39-40 / 41-43 / 44-45 European size foot) and it is charted.
More details here on Ravelry
Florian socks
Florian socks - back
Florian socks - heel

Happy knitting

vendredi 4 juin 2010

Simple Crossed cast on Method

This special cast on is my adaptation from the “montage croisé formant une chaîne” (Cast on crossed making a chain) explained by Thérèse de Dillmont in her book Encyclopédie des ouvrages de Dames. This cast on is worked quite in the same way as the continental cast on. It gives a nice, decorative and stretchy border that bundle the stitches two-by-two.
Make a slip knot and then work 1st st holding the yarn from the ball over your finger and the end tail of yarn placed from the inside of your palm around your thumb:

1. Insert needle under the loop around your thumb
Crossed cast on
2. Pull up a loop from the finger yarn
Crossed cast on
3. Pass it through the thumb loop
Crossed cast on
4. Remove the loop from the thumb
Crossed cast on
Work the 2nd stitch as follows:
5. Place the end tail of yarn around your thumb from the outside of your palm
Crossed cast on
6. Insert needle through the back loop around your thumb
Crossed cast on
Crossed cast on
7. Pull up a loop from the finger yarn
Crossed cast on
8. Pass it through the thumb loop
Crossed cast on
9. Remove the loop from the thumb
Crossed cast on
10. Repeat from step 1 to 10
Crossed cast on

Happy knitting :)


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jeudi 3 juin 2010

Purling in the round without JOG

To avoid the Jog when purling in the round, just work the first purl round as follows:

1. Purl 1 round to the last stitch
Jog purl 1
2. Purl the last stitch in the stitch below (the stitch of the previous round) instead of the next stitch
Jog purl 2
Jog purl 3

3. Work next rounds as usual
Jog purl 5
Et voilà !
Happy knitting :)

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