An interesting conversation came up during the testing / TE period of Summer Hideaway. How can the same pick up around the arm opening result in the tank and sleeved versions having two different lengths on the schematic? If the pick up stitch count is the same, shouldn’t the schematic be the same? It’s really a nerdy answer, but in short, the proof is in the pudding. See the difference when they are laid one atop of the other? The reason is it isn’t just a matter of the pick up stitch count, it also depends upon what happens to those stitches after you pick them up. On the tank, the stitches are picked up and immediately bound off (loosely!). …
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) Butterfly Dip Stitch https://www.instagram.com/p/CgPrDtrJeRl/ (air date July 20, 2022)used in patterns Butterfly Silk, Submerge, and …
Websites Are Better With Tags
Thanks for the feedback on last week’s blog on the website tools! I’ve added a few more tags to make your visit to Knit Eco Chic more user-friendly.
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 …
Working Wrong Side Cables
Video demo of working cables on the wrong 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.