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Knitted fridge magnets

June 17, 2019

These super cute fridge magnets are great fun to knit and can be made in under 30 minutes! Let us see how!   Supplies needed: You would need a few toothpicks, beads, glue, coin shaped magnets, some yarn, size 2 mm needles, and a pair of scissors. Begin by putting some glue on the tip … Continue reading "Knitted fridge magnets" Read more

These super cute fridge magnets are great fun to knit and can be made in under 30 minutes! Let us see how!

 

Supplies needed: You would need a few toothpicks, beads, glue, coin shaped magnets, some yarn, size 2 mm needles, and a pair of scissors.

Begin by putting some glue on the tip of a toothpick, then carefully place a bead on it.

 

We now have our tiny knitting needles ready!

Now with the yarn, cast on 10 sts on 2 mm needles, and knit 10 rows.

Knit 5 sts in the next row, and carefully transfer the stitches to the two toothpicks…

Now cut the yarn, leaving a 10 inch tail, and wrap the tail around the crossed toothpicks. Secure the yarn end with glue.

Now glue the magnet to the back of your work, and your fridge magnet is ready!

Do let us know in the comments if you decide to give this tutorial a try!

 

Happy Knitting!!

 

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Hurdle Stitch Coasters

March 13, 2019

  Perfect project for a lazy weekend, these pretty coasters knit up in no time, and what’s more, you can make two sets of six, in just one ball of Vardhman Bling. A great project for beginners, though experienced knitters find it equally refreshing! Steam blocking the finished coasters gives them the perfect finish. Make … Continue reading "Hurdle Stitch Coasters" Read more

 

Perfect project for a lazy weekend, these pretty coasters knit up in no time, and what’s more, you can make two sets of six, in just one ball of Vardhman Bling. A great project for beginners, though experienced knitters find it equally refreshing! Steam blocking the finished coasters gives them the perfect finish.

Make these as quick gifts for friends and family, and don’t forget to share pictures of your coasters with us. Tag us to your facebook/Instagram post as @vardhmanknitworld or use the hashtag #vardhmanknittingyarn

Find this pattern on Ravelry here

Materials required –

Vardhman Bling – 50g for a set of six coasters
Needles – 3.50mm/Indian Size 10
Ring stitch markers – 2 no.

 

 

Finished measurement

Each coaster measures 4” X 4”

Abbreviations Used

CO – cast on
BO – bind off
sts – stitches
k – knit
p – purl
pm – place marker
sm – slip marker
WS – Wrong Side
RS – Right Side

 

Instructions

With 3.5mm needles, CO 23 sts

Set up row (WS) – k2, pm, k till 2 sts remain, pm, k2

Begin Hurdle Stitch:
Row 1 (RS) – knit all sts
Row 2 – knit all sts
Row 3 – k2, sm, *k1p1, repeat from * till one st before the next marker, k1, sm, k2.

Row 4 – k2, sm, *p1k1, repeat from * till one stitch before the next marker, p1, sm, k2.

Repeat rows 1-4 six more times

Next row – removing markers, knit all sts
Next row – knit all sts
next row – knit all sts
Next row – BO all sts knitwise.

Steam block the finished coasters after weaving in the yarn tails.

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A Complete Guide On How To Care For Your Knitted Garments

February 15, 2018

Washing – Woolen knitted garments should be washed separately from other clothes and should not be presoaked – While washing, it is desirable to use the special washing liquids intended for woolen and knitted products (that don’t contain bleaches)   Rinsing – When rinsing the knit for the first time, water should be the same temperature, as … Continue reading "A Complete Guide On How To Care For Your Knitted Garments" Read more

Washing

– Woolen knitted garments should be washed separately from other clothes and should not be presoaked
– While washing, it is desirable to use the special washing liquids intended for woolen and knitted products (that don’t contain bleaches)

Washing

 

Rinsing

– When rinsing the knit for the first time, water should be the same temperature, as while washing
– It is necessary to rinse carefully as the rest of washing liquid remaining in the product can spoil colour of the product while drying
– While rinsing the last time, it is necessary to add liquid that deletes static electricity

 

Drying

– The washed knit cannot be hung up and should be wringed out at first and wrapped in a towel to remove moisture
– The knitted woolen product should not be dried in immediate proximity from a radiator or under solar beams
– The dried up knit can be steamed at a distance of 10-15 sm. Never leave an iron on a knit

Drying

Pellets

– The formation of pellets is inevitable. You can remove it with a shaving machine tool without a sticky strip
– For this purpose, the product needs to be spread out on a rigid, smooth surface and shaved top-down

 

Storage

– The knitted garments should be stored together
– Use packages with special granules for smell and moisture absorption
– It is not recommended to hang up knitted products on hangers as they can get out of the shape

stored

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Four Sleeve Styles You Cannot Miss This Winter!

January 10, 2018

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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Complete Guide On Teaching How To Knit

September 08, 2017

Sure, knitting seems easy to you now, but once it was not. Admit it, it was intimidating. You got enchanted by the beautiful projects but were not sure if you too will be able to make one. But now you are awesome at it! If someone has approached you about learning how to knit or … Continue reading "Complete Guide On Teaching How To Knit" Read more

Sure, knitting seems easy to you now, but once it was not. Admit it, it was intimidating. You got enchanted by the beautiful projects but were not sure if you too will be able to make one. But now you are awesome at it!

If someone has approached you about learning how to knit or you would like to teach someone how to knit but you aren’t sure how to begin, here are some tips that should help.

1. Consider knitting a couple of rows in advance and to give the new knitter something to hold onto while learning. You can always teach them to cast on after they’ve made their first little sample swatch.

Swatch

 

2. Start with large needles, at least size 9 and light-colored yarn. They make it easier for the new knitter to see the knitting clearly.

Needles and Yarn

3. Be patient and go slow! Move slowly and don’t get frustrated when you need to show your student something over and over.

4. Start with a swatch of about 20 or 25 stitches. The knit stitch should be practiced until the knitter is comfortable, then switch to purling, followed by binding off.

5. Get the person to relax. That may be the most important thing.

6. Give compliments, maybe not on the knitting but on the efforts put in.

7. Sit beside the person you are teaching so that you can easily see what’s going on and help.
Knitting

 

It is rightly said, “Give a woman a sweater; she’ll be happy for a day. Teach a woman how to knit; she’ll be happy for a lifetime.”

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