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Indian Stitch Beaded Scarf

I love the rich colors and soft hand of Heritage Bloomfield Handpainted yarn and enjoyed knitting something for myself for a change. The pattern was easy to memorize and the yarn, beads and pattern were packaged in a convenient kit. I made the longer scarf and elected not to add a fringe.
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Kitchener or K1P1 Sewn Bind-off

This article describes two methods of performing the Kitchener bind-off. It is also known as a K1P1 or tubular bind off. This k1, p1 bind off complements k1, p1 ribbing and produces a neat border suitable for necklines, sleeves, fingerless mittens (shown at left) and other finished edges. Read more for stepwise, illustrated instructions.
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Undoing an SSK Stitch by Knitting in Reverse

Image 1Image 1Lately there have been an number of inquiries for undoing SSKs (slip, slip knit decreases), so I have attached stepwise photos for undoing an SSK by knitting in reverse. The hands are held in the same position as when knitting, however the stitches are undone from left to right and the yarn is wound around the finger, instead of unwound. Read more...
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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.

New Monica Knits Baby Sock Pattern for Sale!

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