Have you seen a fabric that you like? You can use your skills in reading your knitting to help you work out how to reproduce it.Continue reading “Recognising how a fabric was made”
Reading your knitting involves more than your eyes. Touch is a very useful sense that lets you know when things might be going wrong as you are making the stitches.Continue reading “It’s more than your eyes”
We all make mistakes. Counting and looking for differences between areas of your fabric (especially between repeats) are key tools to help you find any mistakes early.Continue reading “Finding problems”
Many patterns ask you to “continue in pattern” in an area that contains increases or decreases. Reading your knitting lets you know where in the “pattern” you are keeping to start and finish.Continue reading “Continue in pattern”
All knitting is based on variations of two basic stitches (knit and purl, where the working yarn passes through an existing loop in the fabric) and yarn overs (where the working yarn does not pass through an existing stitch). Recognising these and their variations in your knitted fabric is a key skill for reading your knitting.Continue reading “Recognising the basics”
Most people follow a pattern when they are knitting. Knowing how to match the instructions in the pattern to what you see as the fabric is formed on your needles is central to reading your knitting.Continue reading “Matching what you see to the pattern”
Activity 12: Finishing
You should have completed Activity 11: Pick up stitches for the armhole edging and button band.
Instructions for this activity are on page 22 (Finishing) of the handout.Continue reading “Introduction to stranded colour work tutorial – Activity 12”
Activity 11: Pick up stitches for the armhole edging and button bandContinue reading “Introduction to stranded colour work tutorial – Activity 11”
Activity 10: Reinforce steeks
You should have completed Activity 9: Bind-off and join shoulders.
Instructions for this activity are on page 20 of the handout.
Use the crochet method of reinforcing steeks that you learned in activity 5. Reinforce the steeks at the front and the two armholes.Continue reading “Introduction to stranded colour work tutorial – Activity 10”