By Luise Roberts
A necessary illustrated survey of charted layout motifs, either conventional and sleek, for all knitters
There lots of yarns and styles for knitters, yet a thousand nice Knitting Motifs by way of Luise Roberts is the single development advisor certain to please all degrees and kinds of knitter. It positive aspects a thousand charted motifs to selected from - and never simply Western, both: motifs from the center East and different elements of the area deftly separate a thousand nice Knitting Motifs from its largely-Western rivals. upload a couple of different types which deftly lend themselves to either shopping and quickly reference and you have got a accomplished needlecraft library reference together with colour charts to motivate knowledgable layout adaptations and you've got a true reference winner - entire with lay-flat binding for functional entry whereas knitting.
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Indd 42 4/2/08 10:44:38 AM 3. Repeat the last step on the edge of the other piece again. 4. Pull the stitches, tightening them so that the two pieces of knitting come together and the stitches are hidden. indd 43 43 4/2/08 10:44:38 AM Assembling Pieces: Grafting or Kitchener Stitch This stitch is used to join two edges of knitting together at the working ends using the live stitches of each piece and weaving a new row of knitting, joining the two pieces together at the same time. Sewing the seam with a tension that is the same as the knitted items is the key to getting the seam to look and feel the same as the knitted sections.
Knit first Knit the next two stitches on the left needle, then knit the two stitches from the cable needle. The four stitches will be crossed, two over two, with the front stitches slanting to the left. I-Cord This is a great little technique that has a lot of design possibilities. I-Cord is great for making straps on purses and bags, for braiding and for making three dimensional creations. Using two double pointed needles, cast on 3 to 5 stitches. Knit across the stitches, then without turning to work in the other direction, slide the knitting to the other end of the needle, pull the working yarn around the back of the knitting and knit across the row again.
Come back up one stitch length to the left of where you began. You will have a long stitch on the back of the knitting and a short stitch on the front. indd 59 59 4/2/08 10:45:22 AM Stem Stitch This is a great stitch for making stems of plants and outlining designs. Take a long stitch on the top of the knitting, then come back up about a one-half stitch length back and take another long stitch so each stitch overlaps the one before it. Buttonhole or Blanket Stitch This traditional edging stitch can also be used as a decorative element.