Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What tool is used to hold small amounts of yarn for multi-colored knitting?||Keep on Knitting
bobbin. This word may have been borrowed from sewing, but today's knitting bobbins are often colorful plastic shaped for easy winding and use.
Swiss Darning. Duplicate stitch is used to embroider designs on the surface of a solid knitted item. It was first seen in Swiss knitted items, hence the name.
a visual representation of written instructions. The garment chart often replaces written instructions. It is graphed on graph paper, using symbols and or colors, with one square equal to a stitch.
in the round. The Fair Isle style of knitting is a multi-coloured pattern that is achieved by stranding yarn across the back of the design when not in use.
to identify sizes of needles and to check tension. Without a knitting measure, choosing the right needle can become a problem as some needles lose the numbering on the top knob with age, if they ever had one.
goat. Mohair is taken from the mohair goat. It is sometimes combined with other fibres for strength like wool or synthetics.
a tool for making knitted cord. Knitting knobbies originated with a large wooden spool from sewing thread, 4 small nails and a large darning or blunt point needle. The nails were hammered into the spool and yarn wrapped around.
to help the knitting achieve the final shape you desire.. Blocking is especially important when finishing lace designs in order that the effect will be at its maximum.
symbols of marriage and the fisherman's life. The fisherman themselves often made their own sweaters to be used during those cold days on the water. The Aran Islands became famous for their intricate knitting patterns.
number of stitches and rows per inch you should get when you use the needles and yarn indicated in a pattern. Learning the importance of gauge was a hard lesson for me. I made several tiny and huge garments before I got the message!
pass slip stitch over. The technique of slipping a stitch and passing the slipped stitch over creates a hole for lace and other openwork knitting.
|In addition to the knit stitch, what is the second basic knitting stitch?||Keep on Knitting
purl. There are other basic stitches like the warp and weft, but these two stitches form the basis of all knitting projects and are by far the most common.
all of these choices (Use a yarn with nylon content, or reinforce the sock toes and heels with nylon thread., Air dry your socks, instead of throwing them in the dryer., Knit your socks at a relatively tight gauge.). I've found that even if you abuse your hand knit socks a bit, they'll still last a lot longer than store bought socks.
|While it certainly varies from sock to sock, about how many yards of yarn do you think there are in a pair of adult sized socks knit from fingering weight (sock weight) yarn?||Knitting For Your Feet
400. That's 4 football fields! I enjoy knitting socks while watching football. As a spectator sport, it was really made for knitters. They count things in yards, and there's the whole "foot" connection for those of us who enjoy knitting socks. Plus, they always have instant replays of the interesting stuff, in case you miss something while tending to the needles. A perfect match.
kitchener stitch. Kitchener stitch is used to graft the toe stitches together to make a seamless join. If done correctly, you can't even tell it's there! It takes some concentration to get the hang of it, but is definitely worth the effort. No toe seam! Another advantage of hand-knit socks.
|It's generally a good idea to knit a sock with "negative ease". What is negative ease, and why is it important?||Knitting For Your Feet
Negative ease means the circumference of the sock is smaller than the circumference of your leg and foot. It's important because it will help keep the sock from slouching and shifting.. If the sock is exactly the same circumference (or larger) as your leg or foot, it will sag. It will also shift around in your shoe and wear out faster. Generally, you'll want a sock that has 10% - 20% negative ease. For example, if your foot is 10" in circumference, you'll want a sock that measures only 8" - 9" in circumference.
all of these (Mohair, Cashmere, Nylon). All of these can be knitted as knitting is essentially any yarn turned into fabric by hand or machine needle work. Cashmere is the most luxurious of those mentioned and comes from especially bred goats who take their name from Kashmir. The wool is exceptionally fine and soft and is often described as Pashmina. Nylon is a synthetic soft yarn often used to knit baby garments.
Cable. Cable stitch is much more dense and far less flexible than typical knitting. A third needle or even a safety pin is required to execute it properly and an enormous amount of concentration helps.
Egypt. The earliest knitted garment found was a pair of socks in Egypt at the end of the first millenium. The earliest recorded knitting guild was in Paris 1527. It is possible that knitting, which essentially turns a yarn into a cloth, was a craft from pre 1000 but to date no evidence of this has been found.
casting on. Well this is the only way to begin ! Get your grandmother to show you or google, as it's far too hard to describe in words but very simple to execute if shown one to one !
The family life and industry of the wearers. Not to be confused with the Scottish Arran pattern from the island in the Firth of Clyde,the Irish Aran Pattern was developed from the telling of fishing,seafaring and land based tales by Padraig O Siochain. The Isle of Aran is off the west coast of Ireland near Galway.
Argyle. Argyle is a diamond shaped pattern most commonly associated with golfing attire from Scotland. It is fashioned after the Clan Campbell tartan of Western Scotland and is knitted by a process known as intarsia. In recent times Pringle, the iconic knitwear manufacturer of Scotland has promoted the design again and it has become hugely popular.
Moss Stitch. Moss stitch it also a knit one, purl one stitch but alternates on each new row so that a knit sits above a purl on alternating rows. This is a stitch that all new knitters should try as it is very forgiving to uneven knitters, as it always manages to look just right !
Rib stitch. Rib stitch is a knit one, purl one stitch that gives an ascending pattern of like type stitches. This means that if a knit stitch has occurred on the row before, a purl stitch will be knitted on the next. It allows for stretch and so is very suitable for areas that need a close fit but with the comfort of a bit of give, such as the neck, waist and wrist.