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Working a Faster Ribbing?

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Since I demonstrated my purling technique in Love Your Purls, I’ve had loads of knitters contact me to let me know how much it’s helped them get faster at purling, and actually stop hating the process!

I’ve also had a few people asking me to demonstrate how I would work a knit stitch in this way. It certainly wouldn’t make sense to change techniques between knitting and purling, so I shot this video a while back, to show you how I knit and purl. You might be able to tell I’m working the Parasol Shawlette, which will be released oh-so-soon.

Knitters who purchase the Parasol Stole before the release, will get a free copy of the Shawlette pattern. Otherwise, it will be priced as a separate pattern, although I may offer a discounted “bundle” for the Stole & Shawlette together. So if you’re interested in knitting either, it’s best to buy now! :)

12th April, 2011  // How To, Technique // tags: , .

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: , , , .
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