Tassels and plant-based fibers can tend towards a bit of a love-hate relationship. Love the look, but do they ever tatter quickly! Without the natural felting abilities of wool and depending on the yarn twist, what looked lovely, can, after just one wash look like it was chewed to death by an active Great Dane 😉. Don’t fear there are solutions! The “ends” feature in the new release, Autumn Sense, in our Hems and Ends year showcases one very easy solution… Don’t cut the yarn… leave them loopy! Cut, bead, and knot – okay, I know this is fringe and not a tassel, but you can use it on tassels, too. If going this route, you may wish to decrease …
Quick Stitch Tutorials
Have you seen my Instagram feed lately? I’ve started a “WIP Wednesday” series of mini stitch tutorials. Approximately 90 seconds or less of one of the fun stitches that’s currently on my needles! Since these will show up in (future) patterns, this blog post is a place you can find the list of mini-tuts. Check back frequently! Brioche Two colors at once brioche (air date May 20, 2022)https://www.instagram.com/p/Cdy-uN-J_5l/https://www.instagram.com/reel/CosvGpsJFIA/used in Terran, Slingshot, and upcoming release (prob 2023) Brioche brk5tog and brsssssk – 5 st leaning decreaseshttps://www.instagram.com/reel/CjVshWzDqym/used in upcoming release (prob 2023) Brioche central 5 st decrease (air date Oct 12, 2022)https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cjob5kqpbLS/used in upcoming release (prob 2023) Brioche Edge Sts – double stranding MC and CC (aired date May 12, 2023)https://www.instagram.com/p/CsJ1Czkpcck/ (part …
Into the Unknown has been a year of unexpected blog customizations. The newest release, Bubbling Interplay, has some fun options to reveal too! At the bottom, a bubble of a different kind invites you outside to play. Same amount of yarn, more bubbles Little Bubble CablesIf you’d like even more bubbles on your Bubbling Interplay and follow the charts, print up these two snippets and paste them anywhere you want where there is 6 plain Garter in a row for 3 rows. (Thanks to Denise who asked for even more Bubbles… more of the ones sized in the pattern won’t fit, but these little gems will!) Written additions – mini bubbles cover 4 sts with 1 st on either side …
Customizing Depth Perception
Part of the fun design challenge with Malabrigo Quickies is to create a knitting design using just 2 skeins or less! Depth Perception answered that challenge with a one sized capelet. But what if you had more than 2 skeins? Is it customizable?
Quick Guide to Reading the new syntax; written and charted explanations.
Getting Over The Hiccups
Starting off easy the first three releases (Shadowlands/ Shadowlands Headband, Love Letters Cowl, and Vertical Hiker) all featured 2 and 3 stitch cables. But in upcoming releases, the cables will stretch the imagination as the motifs grow in width. Having a firm philosophy enables the expansion into 4, 5, and even more st cables. The possibilities are excitingly endless!
Slipping Behind the Curtain
“Into the Unknown” (2022 theme) strongly features slipped stitch cable designs. As my 40th birthday release is quickly approaching, I thought you would all like a peek behind the curtain to see the process and the development of this super fun technique.
One of the things I hate to do is undo the provisional cast on in order to graft. So I spent some time trying out different methods to see just how required it is. For visible seams, it’s worth it, but for ones nobody will see, check out this trick instead! Reel on Instagram The Instagram reel was filmed with dear sweet Puddles and since I can’t recreate that, I decided to post the reel into a blog instead of remaking it for you tube.
Lindsay’s Invisible Short Rows
One of the things I love most about brioche knitting is the reversible nature of the stitch. When it came to short rows, though, the techniques I could find all “displayed” the short rows in varying degrees of glaring announcements “there is a short row here!” I knew they had to be a way to make it completely invisible.
brsssk stitch demo
The brioche slip, slip, slip & knit the 3 brioche slipped stitches together (brsssk) is demonstrated in today’s stitch tutorial.