Knitting

Creative Art or a Stress Buster!
It’s Undoubtedly Hand Knitting

December 09, 2016

Hand knitting, is often compared to meditation but we say it's even more than that. Unlike meditation, hand knitting results in tangible, beautiful and often useful products. It simply is the best activity to enhance self-esteem. Just looking at your creations can boost your spirits.[...] Read more

Hand knitting is often compared to meditation but we say it’s even more than that. Unlike meditation, hand knitting results in tangible, beautiful and often useful products. It simply is the best activity to enhance self-esteem. Just looking at your creations can boost your spirits.

Various surveys time and again list hand knitting as the best stress reliever. It gives a sense of purpose and is an amazing anti-dote to cope with stress. It also gives a sense of order in the hectic days. Respondents have often quoted that it even helps in solving problems!

The moment you start knitting, it’s like in an instant your thoughts get focussed, mind does quieten and you just enjoy the activity in that moment.

There is no bigger benefit than attaining creative fulfilment. You can actually create something functional (with beauty) for your friend or loved ones or simply for yourself. Be it a gift or a fashion accessory the scope of creation is immense.

All you need is needles and yarn. Savour hand knitting. Savour life.

The benefits of Hand knitting in a gist:

1. It’s better than meditation

2. It creates meaningful products

3. An awesome activity for expressing your creativity

4. Anti-dote to stress or a hectic day

 

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Patterns - Kids

Baby Pink Poncho

December 08, 2016

Yarn: Brilon Knitting Yarn Needle No. 11 Quantity: 200 gm. Front: Cast on 270 sts and work in garter stitch for 2 rows Work in K6,P6 rib for 18.5 and cast off. Work in st.st for 4″ for collar band and cast off. Read more

Yarn: Brilon Knitting Yarn
Needle No. 11
Quantity: 200 gm.

Front: Cast on 270 sts and work in garter stitch for 2 rows Work in K6,P6 rib for 18.5 and cast off. Work in st.st for 4″ for collar band and cast off.

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Patterns - Men

Brown Cable Pattern Pullover

December 08, 2016

Yarn: Naram Garam Knitting Yarn Needle No. 11 Quantity : 450 gm. Front: Cast on 136 sts and work in K1,P1 rib for 2″. Work in cable pattern for 19″ on both ends. Decrease 4-3-2-1 sts for armhole. After 5″, decrease sts at centre in round shade for 4″. Keep 35-35 sts for shoulders. Back: Work … Continue reading "Brown Cable Pattern Pullover" Read more

Yarn: Naram Garam Knitting Yarn
Needle No. 11
Quantity : 450 gm.

Front: Cast on 136 sts and work in K1,P1 rib for 2″. Work in cable pattern for 19″ on both ends. Decrease 4-3-2-1 sts for armhole. After 5″, decrease sts at centre in round shade for 4″. Keep 35-35 sts for shoulders.

Back: Work as per for front and cast off the shoulder sts.

Sleeves: Work same as front without cable pattern.

Neck : Cast on 60 sts and work in K1,P1 rib for 2″.Work in st.st by increasing 1-1 st on both ends of every 6th row until the sleeves measure 21″. Decrease 3-3-3 sts for armhole. Work same for other sleeve and cast off.

Join shoulders, set in sleeves and join sleeves and side seams.

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Knitting

Super Interesting Facts About Knitting.(You will love the third one!)

December 01, 2016

1. No one knows the actual origin of knitting. Most probably hand knitting was not invented at one time and place. 2. The term "to knit" wasn't added to English until the 1400s. One of the earliest known examples of knitting (formed on two sticks by pulling loops through loops) were a pair of cotton socks found in Egypt from the first millennium A.D.[...] Read more

1. No one knows the actual origin of knitting. Most probably hand knitting was not invented at one time and place.

2. The term “to knit” wasn’t added to English until the 1400s. One of the earliest known examples of knitting (formed on two sticks by pulling loops through loops) were a pair of cotton socks found in Egypt from the first millennium A.D.

3. Knitting was initially a male-only occupation. One of the early knitting unions founded in Paris (in1527) did not allow women as members. How society evolves! Today women rule the craft of knitting.

4. Knitting machine was invented in 1589 by an English clergyman, William Lee during the reign of Elizabeth I. The knitting machine changed the way we think about clothing and fabric; the business of making clothing transferred into small cottage industries, making hand knitting non-essential, a leisure activity.

5. Knitting can reduce heart rate, blood pressure and it relaxes, so that the body can fight illness better. It’s been proven!

6. It’s only in the modern times that knitting needles are made of metal or wood, but back in the days they were made of far more exotic materials, such as ivory, tortoise shell or bones.

 

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Patterns - Women

The Smart V-Neck Sweater

November 21, 2016

Yarn: Vardhman Jupiter Knitting Yarn Needle No: 9 Quantity: 420 gm. Front: Cast on 130 sts and work on p4 k3, p2 k3 till 3” then work on cable with knit and purl and decrease 1-1 sts from both the ends in every 8th row. Repeat this process till 10.5”. Then knit 1” and increase … Continue reading "The Smart V-Neck Sweater" Read more

Yarn: Vardhman Jupiter Knitting Yarn
Needle No: 9
Quantity: 420 gm.

Front: Cast on 130 sts and work on p4 k3, p2 k3 till 3” then work on cable with knit and purl and decrease 1-1 sts from both the ends in every 8th row. Repeat this process till 10.5”. Then knit 1” and increase 1-1 sts from both the ends in every 8th row till 7”. Decrease 3-2-1 sts for armhole. Knit for 1” and stsrt on cable design decrease sts at centre in V shape for 7”. Keep 22-22 sts for shoulder.

Back: Work as per front without cable design and slip off centre at neck edge by 3.5”.

Sleeves: Cast on 55sts and start with knit and purl same as used for front. Increase 1-1 sts from both the ends in every 6th row till 18”. Decrease 2-2 sts for armole and castoff the sts. Work same for other sleeve and cast off.

Neck: Pick up sts and work in 1X1 rib for 0.5” border and cast off. Join shoulders set in sleeves and join sleeves and side seam.

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