stitch patterns

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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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Grafting "In Pattern"

For the cabled headband, my preferred method of joining it in the round is with the Kitchener (also called grafting or weaving) stitch, because it creates an invisible join and does not add bulk. When grafting knitted pieces that are "in pattern", such as this garter, purl and knit stitch pattern, a combination of the two basic grafting stitches is used. Read more ... for quality control tips and additional information.

Basic Glove

This mohair glove can be knitted in two lengths. The gloves were knitted from a skein of yarn left over after knitting a lace sweater. I wanted to have long gloves to wear with the sweater, but wasn't sure if I had enough yarn remaining, so I decided to start with a provisional cast on 4" from the wrist bone. This ensured that I had enough yarn to complete a pair of short gloves and could invisibly pick up stitches to augment the length afterwards. Shown is the short length, with the provisional cast on (green yarn) at the cuff.

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