Saturday, October 20, 2012

Nice stitch II

I love to find new useful stitches, it can really help you come out of a "knitter's block". This stitch is called linen stitch and I love it because it gives the feeling of woven fabric. The knitted piece becomes very dense, you might want to use a larger needle size than you normally do. Because of the density the stitch might not be suitable for garments. But I do recommend it for pieces like bags, shoulder straps for bags (or guitars!), placemats or even rugs.

It's quite simple too, like this:
Cast on an uneven number of stitches.
Row 1: [WS] K1, *p1, slip next stitch purlwise while holding yarn to the back, repeat from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
Row 2: [RS] * K1, slip next stitch purlwise while holding yarn to the front of the piece, repeat from * to the last st, k1.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Right side

Wrong side

Monday, October 8, 2012

Yarn bombed trees

It's October and autumn is at it's best. I actually like the fall, I would even go as far as to say it's my favorite season. But as soon as the leaves has fallen off the trees the cozy part is over. I would love to see the trees in my city yarn bombed! Here's a few inspiring pics, all from Seattle.

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