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Master the Art of Knitting with these Five Easy Hacks

January 31, 2017

If you’re looking to know how to get a smooth and even fabric, and you’re ready to level-up your knitting knowledge to become a better knitter, you have landed yourself at the right place. Now, let’s get cracking on becoming a pro knitter![...] Read more

If you’re looking to know how to get a smooth and even fabric, and you’re ready to level-up your knitting knowledge to become a better knitter, you have landed yourself at the right place.

Now, let’s get cracking on becoming a pro knitter!

1) First things first, always start with good quality yarn

Yarn is the heart and soul of your knitting. Good quality yarn will result in producing better products, which you are excited to wear and proud to gift. So, buy the best you can afford. It is absolutely worth it!

2) Check your work regularly

Checking your work regularly is the best way to identify mistakes as soon as they happen. Do this often and you’ll start noticing mistakes sooner rather than later. This can save you a lot of time!

3) Finish your row

This is a quick tip. Always try to finish the row you’re working on before you put your knitting down. The tension may differ next time you keep up your knitting and that could be visible in the garment.

4) Read the pattern thoroughly

Always read the pattern thoroughly and try to understand the instructions and imagine yourself knitting each step. Try to understand how the garment is being constructed. This will help you in knitting smoothly.

5) Join new yarn at the beginning of a row

If possible, avoid joining new yarn in the middle of a row to avoid a noticeable hole and/or looser stitches at the join site.

In a culture in which we often expect immediate success, it is important to remember that expertise is developed over time. We must have patience with ourselves as we try, fail, learn, and grow. Have patience and you shall succeed for sure!

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Four Sleeve Styles You Cannot Miss This Winter!

January 10, 2017

Seamless Yoke The seamless yoke style is the simplest sweater to knit in the round from the top down. These sweaters are unique in their lack of visible armhole shaping. Since the shoulders and armholes are not well defined, the yokes of these sweaters have a less tailored fit. Raglan The next simplest style is … Continue reading "Four Sleeve Styles You Cannot Miss This Winter!" Read more

Seamless Yoke
The seamless yoke style is the simplest sweater to knit in the round from the top down. These sweaters are unique in their lack of visible armhole shaping. Since the shoulders and armholes are not well defined, the yokes of these sweaters have a less tailored fit.

Sweater Design

Raglan

The next simplest style is the raglan. Sweaters with raglan shaping have distinctive “seams” between the front(s), back, and sleeves that form diagonal lines running from the neck edge to the base of the armholes. Beginning at the neck, the number of stitches on the front(s), back, and sleeves increase at regular intervals along these lines to give each section a triangular shape. Raglan sweaters fit nicely at the shoulders and lend themselves well to a close fit or waist shaping.

Sweater DesignModified Drop-Shoulder

For the modified drop-shoulder style, the sleeves join the yoke in “notches” that extend from the shoulders to the base of the armholes. Other than stitches cast on at the base of the armholes, there is no armhole shaping. Modified drop-shoulder (also called indented sleeve or square armhole) sweaters are characterized by a boxy shape and casual style. The sleeves are attached to the body along straight armhole edges. The resulting square shape provides a broad canvas on which it’s easy to incorporate texture patterns.

Modified drop shoulderSet-In Sleeve
Set-in sleeve styles have a classic tailored fit. The front(s) and back are worked separately to the desired armhole depth, with increases worked along the edges to tailor the shape of the armholes. Sweaters with set-in sleeves have tailored silhouettes and a timeless, classic quality. Because there is no excess fabric at the armholes, it gives a more refined look to even casual styles.

Sweater Design

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This is One Bombing You Will Love.(Yarn Bombing is the new rage!)

December 21, 2016

It’s wild and it’s awesome. It's truly large scale. Is it a street art or is it hand crafted graffiti? Or both? Do you still see knitting as an old-fashioned hobby worthy of your grandmother? And anyway, what does knitting have to do with street art and that too larger than life! [...] Read more

It’s wild and it’s awesome. It’s truly large scale. Is it a street art or is it hand crafted graffiti? Or both?

Do you still see knitting as an old-fashioned hobby worthy of your grandmother? And anyway, what does knitting have to do with street art and that too larger than life! The answer is – quite a lot!

People all over the world are taking to knitting. It’s nothing less than a craze in some cities in Europe. The creative pieces they create are showing up on trees, lamp posts, monuments, benches, and other elements of everyday cityscape. It is anything but boring or old-fashioned! On the contrary — it is funky, inventive, and very, very fashionable!

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It’s expressing your passion in a truly novel way, where the only rule is to make the urban space more colorful, warm and welcoming.

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Patterns - Accessories

The Yellow Bag

December 15, 2016

Yarn:Vardhman Brilon Knitting Yarn Needle No. 11 Quantity: 150 gm. Cast on 80 sts , knit 4 rows of purl. From both the sides starts with cables of 18-18 sts and rest 32 sts from center will be knitted plain. Knit this till 14”. Make same for back too. After that separately cast 30 sts … Continue reading "The Yellow Bag" Read more

Yarn:Vardhman Brilon Knitting Yarn
Needle No. 11
Quantity: 150 gm.

Cast on 80 sts , knit 4 rows of purl. From both the sides starts with cables of 18-18 sts and rest 32 sts from center will be knitted plain. Knit this till 14”. Make same for back too. After that separately cast 30 sts for bottom and sides. For sides make it 9” and for bottom 12”. After that cast 15 sts and make 12” for drawstrings.

Assemble all together (by stitching) and accessories it with buttons.

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Patterns - Kids

Orange & Turquoise Pullover

December 09, 2016

Yarn: Vardhman Pretty Baby Knitting yarn Needle no. 11 Quantity: Orange : 150 gm. Turquoise : 50 gm. Front : Cast on 104 sts and work in K2,P2 rib for 1.5″.Work in st.st for 2″ using orange yarn. Then by using turquoise yarn work in lacy pattern for 1″.Using orange (st.st) and turquoise (lacy pattern) yarn … Continue reading "Orange & Turquoise Pullover" Read more

Yarn: Vardhman Pretty Baby Knitting yarn
Needle no. 11
Quantity: Orange : 150 gm. Turquoise : 50 gm.

Front : Cast on 104 sts and work in K2,P2 rib for 1.5″.Work in st.st for 2″ using orange yarn. Then by using turquoise yarn work in lacy pattern for 1″.Using orange (st.st) and turquoise (lacy pattern) yarn work in stripper for 8.5″.Decrease 2-1 st for armhole. After 3″, decrease neck st in round shape for 3″. Keep 25-25 sts for shoulders.

Back : Work as per front.

Sleeves : Cast on 48 sts and work in K2,P2 rib for 2″.work as front stripper pattern by using orange and turquoise yarn by increasing 1-1 st on both ends of every 6th row for 9″. Decrease 3-3-3 sts for armhole for 3″. Work same for other sleeve and cast off.

Neck : Pick up sts of neck and work in K2,P2 rib for 1″ and cast off. Join shoulders, set in sleeves and join sleeves and side seams.

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