Stitch in Focus: Double Stranded Knitted CO for Brioche

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You all know how I love my knitting tricks and hacks.  Today’s feature is for making brioche easier!  It’s the simple trick of double stranding.  I’ve used this trick in several patterns already, but today’s video shows you how to use it in the cast on. For our “KNIT” year, I’m using it with the knitted cast on method 😉. Hehe, and ya, I did chuckle because knitting got me “burping” on the Internet (not actually, but try saying “brp” without a u and without spelling it out). The design featured will come out later this year.  Until then, give double stranding a try in Terran, Aspen Travels, Color Cascade, or Slingshot.  Happy knitting!

Stitch in Focus: Applied I-cord close up shot

Stitch in Focus: Applied I-cord Video Tutorial

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If you saw the Stitch in Focus: Applied I-cord blog and want to see it in action, check out the video demonstration here: I think as far as tidying up Garter stitch goes this is my new favorite technique!  What I love most is how all the rough edges get hidden inside the I-cord. Ready to give it a try?  Check out Downtown Burnsville eBook.  Happy knitting! 

Applied I-cord tutorial; pattern style rs

Stitch in Focus: Applied I-cord

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Burnsville Shawl (in Downtown Burnsville) includes yarn overs to make applying the I-cord edge easier and neater.  But it also creates a bit more fabric that needs to be hidden inside the I-cord.  As a result, the pattern gives a specific method for working an applied I-cord, which is a bit different than normal.  Let’s zoom in for a closer look! (For a video tutorial of the pattern method, check out the IG reel here.) Check out these 2 applied I-cord methods. The first is a standard K2, s1, pick up and knit 1, psso, s3b The second is the method used in the first release of 2024, Burnsville Shawl. s1, (pick up and knit through the shawl yo, psos, …

Double Knit Hat with Double Layer Knitting Ribbing

Stitch in Focus: Double Layer Knitting Rib Stitch

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I really loved how this rib stitch creates a double layer of ribbing.  With a few tricks, the stitches will nest perfectly into each other!  Like Double Layer Knitting, you work the stitches in pairs of 1 MC and 1 CC.  It creates a completely reversible and double thick fabric! Check out the video to see how.  Double Layer Knitting, the Rib Stitch, breaks down into a simple 4 st repeat: MC – k1, yf CC – k1 (leave yarn in back) MC – p1 (leave yarn in front) CC – yf, p1 MCCC – both yarns to back *No patterns are released yet featuring this rib stitch, but some are in the works.  Here’s a shot of cameradad’s finished …

Stitch in Focus Double Layer Knitting

Stitch in Focus Double Layer Knitting

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What do you do if you want to knit two layers of fabric in the round without wrong sides facing each other?  Well, you *could* use two sets of DPNs, but is there another way?  YES!  Dubbed “double layer knitting” because it’s a lot like double knitting, but without the purls.  This technique allows you to work two layers of fabric on the same needles so you can easily transition between integrating and non-integrating sections.  Both layers have RS facing knits and WS facing purls creating a double layer of fabric. See Treescape Hat in action on IG Part 1: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Czrpxb0p2GQ/ Part 2: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cz8_5Z_LXfc/ Part 3: https://www.instagram.com/p/C0hqsaRJuiC/ All videos in 1 – Treescape Hat Rejoining Video Tutorial

Starting Color Cascade a close up of the cast on

Starting Color Cascade

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The Joy of Knitting wouldn’t be complete without some brioche!  After some deep dives into the process (cough Autumn Come and Terran), I was ready for a vacation level pattern.  Introducing Color Cascade – an easy brioche asymmetrical shawl perfect for summer knitting.  One of my favorite features is that the edging is worked contiguously!  It has to have a little something, something, right 😉.  But this edging holds a secret, it saves you from having to pin down your unused color!!!  To help you “read” your stitches and get comfortable with the technique, I’ve filmed the first few lines of the set up. Check out the IG reels here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CsJqnzGrkb6/ – getting started CO – Set Up Row 2 …

camera mom in Air Bender

Knitworthy dips and bobbles

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Part of the Joy of Knitting this year is knitting for others.  When it comes to the knitworthy, my list is long, but there is one name at the top of it, camera mom!  Who’s on your knitworthy list? As soon as camera mom saw this yarn in late April, she claimed it!  So, naturally it became her Mother’s Day present.  Because I’m not THAT fast a knitter, I worked on it over last summer, and we shot it just before the final blossoms disappeared.  The funniest bit was upon arriving back home, she promptly placed it in her closet!  Something I have loved teasing her about these days leading up to Mother’s Day.  Hmmm, perhaps I should snag it …

Summer Hideaway Tank close up

Around the Arm Openings of Summer Hideaway

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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!). …

Alternating I-cord Cast On

Quick Stitch Tutorials

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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 …