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In knitting, stash busting on February 9, 2015 at 10:30 pm

I’m pretty excited about this next project I have selected. It includes a cast on I don’t know, but I am excited to learn it. It’s called German twisted cast on. Learning a new cast on is one of my unwritten knitterlutions I made for myself this year and I’m glad it is being achieved so early in the year. After watching a video by Very Pink Knits, I am pretty confident in my ability and besides, when I nail it, it will be my go to for socks, hats and sleeves. The stretch on this is wickedly good!

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Sand Bank hat, by Justyna Lorkowska and published by Malabrigo, is what I’ll be making. I got it from VKLive as a free pattern, but apparently there is a cost. At any rate, the pattern seems simple enough. Cables are involved, but to me, they’re no biggie. (Inside scoop: after making a sweater, a cabled scarf was my second project ever when I learned to knit). This hat will not be for me, but for my college friends’ fianc√©. My goal is to cast-on on Saturday. I’ll be using Dream In Color Groovy in Romeo Blue. If I like making this hat and have enough yarn left over, I’ll make one for their son.

This was not the original plan for this yarn, but I think it will work beautifully.

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The Sloped Bind-off

In knitting on May 28, 2014 at 6:15 am

I randomly found this video on YouTube and thought it would be helpful in sweater making.

I wonder if I’ll ever get to use it? Have you ever used this or similar techniques?

Throwers unite!

In Uncategorized on September 12, 2013 at 12:00 am

My whole technique of knitting changed when I realized I was just going too sloooooow! I tried to learn continental but it felt too weird and was slower, it seemed, than my throwing.¬† I think it was like February I had enough slowness and decided that I needed some speed. Note: I generally knit with circulars…not a fan of straights.

I wasn’t sure how to go about doing it but, without fail, YouTube came to my rescue! Hope you find it helpful.