CC mini bubbles chart

Extra Bubbles

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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 …

Introducing the Custom Shaping Calculator Tool!

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Whether your body shape is a pear, apple, inverted triangle, rectangle, or hourglass, getting that perfect fit to your garments will make you shine as brightly as your lovely hand knits. That’s where the Custom Shaping Calculator tool comes in. Working in conjunction with the pattern schematic and within the limits of the pattern, the tool calculates custom “Decrease to Waist” and “Increase to Bust” directions. You are now free to pick a cast on size that fits your hips perfectly and transition to a waist size that you want! Or select a perfect fit for your waist and bust even if the sizes differ! The Sarsaparilla Tank calculator enables custom directions for “Decreases to Waist” up to two sizes …

Solar Flare Circular Shawl Resources

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Looking for the Solar Flare Circular Shawl how-to stitch demos videos for kntiters? Bookmark this blog post for quick access! Part 1 (in the round):http://youtu.be/4ozrL0iMSAg Part 2 (worked flat):http://youtu.be/GP833G4Qkzo Swapping Out Beads:http://youtu.be/ZFn_-0B_br0 If you prefer watching directly on youtube, check out the Knit Eco Chic channel. Happy knitting!

Row Stitch Demos for Solar Flare MKAL

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Hey knitters in the Solar Flare Mystery Knit-a-long. Here is your final how-to video demonstrating some of the unique stitches used in the row section of the Solar Flare Circular Shawl. With just one more MKAL release to come, I’m excited to see all your completed projects!! Be sure to post them in the appropriate spoiler thread in the Knit Eco Chic group. Also to be eligible for prizes, make sure your project pages are linked to the pattern! The sun is closer than you think .

Swapping Out Beads

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Who else is a perfectionist? Well, at least when it comes to knitting I am. While I was working on my own Solar Flare I realized I had used the wrong bead color on one of the ssk, yo sections. Not wanting to rip out multiple rounds of 700 stitches each, I determined to figure out another way. Hey, if it didn’t work out, I’d still have to frog, but if it did, oh how I’d rejoice! I came up with several convoluted methods, until, surprise, could it really be that easy?? Check out the you tube video on how to swap out beads & you’ll never cringe when it comes to swapping out beads again… well, at least not …

Inside the Self-hemming Cast On

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Welcome to the Louet North America Spring 2015 Collection blog tour! I’m the designer behind Olea, a seamless tank with lace detail in Louet’s Euroflax Sport. Information on the giveaway is at the end of the post. “Minimal finishing work is key to the design,” but how exactly do you created a bottom-up hemmed tank with this philosophy in mind? After a bit of trial and error & experience from top down seamless designs, the solution was my self-hemming cast on. Note: when picking up, do not pick up from the first row of stitches as this adds bulk to the hem. Instead, pick up the “CO bar,” which is that length of yarn that runs beneath each stitch holding …

Teaching Boys to Knit

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To celebrate his 8th birthday, my nephew asked for another knitting lesson. But since he’s all the way over there & I’m all the way back here the solution was to create a video. The video covers creating a slip knot and then each step for a 15 stitch small swatch including cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and bind off with boy inspired analogies. Happy birthday Nathaniel! I’m thrilled you are eager to learn to knit & hope you enjoy your birthday lesson.