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The Really Useful Central Decrease

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Here’s a video I just shot showing you a really neat way to work a central decrease. I’ve used this technique before in my Hottie Cover to decrease 8 stitch (4 over 4) cables, and in this video I’m using it in ribbing. It’ll work anywhere, you can decrease as many stitches as you like, and it’s really easy to remember. I certainly didn’t come up with it, but I love it nonetheless! :) You’ll also get a sneak-peak at my new pattern, which I should have ready really soon. Let me know what you think & if you have any other knitting problems, you can ask them over on Tumblr, or here.

Love Your Purls

I find it strange that so many knitters have an aversion to purling. After all, it’s almost 50% of knitting isn’t it? I was doing quite a bit of purling on a project a while back, and I found that wrapping the yarn around the thumb of my left hand (I’m a continental knitter) made things go faster. Here’s a video showing you how…

I hope this helps you, and do share if you have any other good tips on making purling pleasanter! ;)

7th September, 2009  // Technique, video // tags: , , , .

Knit Neat – 5 Tips to Tidy Annoying Details

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I put this list together because I was amazed to find how many of the small knitty gritty details of knitting can be improved with simple tricks. I had come to accept that little holes here, and a bit of looseness there were in the nature of knitting, but knitting is a far more flexible art, and once you develop a familiarity with the way stitches work, you begin to realise that there must be solutions to neaten things up. TECHKnitting is such an amazing resource that I frequently go there looking for something and get lost in all the fascinating articles. So I thought I’d choose 5 of the articles I think have the widest range of application; that is, you are certain to need them in most of the projects you knit. I think if we all got into the habit of following these tricks, we could consider our knitting truly ‘professional’.
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24th April, 2009  // Technique // tags: , .

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