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Glove Construction - Hand Measurements

I found it helpful to analyze how a glove fits before I designed my own knitting pattern. I looked at leather gloves and the single pair of knitted gloves that I had purchased, and studied the wear and fit problems. Then I knitted a pair to size, and documented the process as I progressed. The first step is measuring the hand and understanding how the measurements translate into the knitting pattern. Read more ... to see the critical measurements and steps for knitting gloves.     Click on any thumbnail to view a larger image.

Grafting (Joining) Two Stocking Stitch Pieces Together

Grafting is a versatile technique that produces an invisible join between two stocking stitch pieces. It can be used when lengthening (by inserting rows) or shortening a garment in the middle. If a garment were found to be too long across the center back, you could cut across the stitches, unravel a few rows and then rejoin the two portions by grafting. Read more... to see the grafting stitch used to attach lace trim to a hand towel.

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Cabled Headband - Two Color

The photo shows the cabled headband in process, after blocking, before joining in the round, since it is easier to photograph this way. This is the fourth cabled headband I've knitted, but the first in two colors. The single color headbands take me one evening and the two color, two evenings to complete. The pattern is easy to memorize. Read more .... for tips on working the headband in two colors.

Using a J-hook Cable Needle

The J-hook or shepherd's crook cable needle offers a number of advantages for knitting cables. Because it has both a leading and trailing arm of different lengths, the chances of twisting the stitches are minimized, because you can more easily tell if the cable needle has been twisted, when compared to cable needles whose arms are equal in length and symmetrical. In addition the deep U, holds the stitches well, so that they do not slip off easily. The following photographs illustrate these advantages as well as the cable needle in use.

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