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  • Weaving In Ends as You Knit

    This is a nifty way to work in ends as you knit striped projects, or when you join a new ball of yarn. Insert the needle tip into the next stitch on the left-hand needle, place the old color over the right needle (Figure 1; old color is dark) , knit the stitch with the new color as usual, then lower...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Jul 16, 2013
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  • Tassels

    Cut a piece of cardboard 4" wide by the desired length of the tassel plus 1". Wrap yarn to desired thickness around cardboard. Cut a short length of yarn and tie tightly around one end of the wrapped yarn (Figure 1). Cut yarn loops at other end. Cut another piece of yarn and wrap tightly around...
    Posted to Glossary by LouisaDemmitt on Jun 20, 2013
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  • Twisted Cord

    Cut several lengths of yarn about 2 1/2 times the desired finished cord length. Fold the strands in half to form two equal groups. Anchor the strands at the fold by looping them over a doorknob. Holding one group in each hand, twist each group tightly in a clockwise direction until they begin to kink...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Vertical Buttonhole

    Work a ribbed band to 2 rows before the bottom of the buttonhole position, ending on a right side row. *With wrong side facing, work number of sts to the buttonhole opening. Join new yarn (shown shaded here in cream), work to end of row, turn. Work to the buttonhole opening, cross the 2 yarn ends (as...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Whipstitch

    With right side of work facing and working one stitch in from the edge, bring threaded needle out from back to front along edge of knitted piece.
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Slip Stitch Crochet Seam

    Make a slipknot and place it on a crochet hook. *Insert hook through both pieces of fabric one stitch in from selvedge (Figure 1), wrap yarn around hook to make a loop, pull this loop back through the fabric and through loop already on the hook (Figure 2). Repeat from *.
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Pick Up Stitches Purlwise

    With WS facing and working from right to left, insert right needle under selvedge stitch from farside to nearside, wrap yarn as to purl (Figure 1), and pull loop through (Figure 2).
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Pom-Pom

    Cut two circles of cardboard, each 1z2" (1.3 cm) larger than desired finished pom-pom width. Cut a small circle out of the center and a small edge out of the side of each circle (Figure 1). Tie a strand of yarn between the circles, hold circles together and wrap with yarn-the more wraps, the thicker...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Mattress Stitch Seam

    With RS of knitting facing, use threaded needle to pick up one bar between first two stitches on one piece (Figure 1), then corresponding bar plus the bar above it on other piece (Figure 2). *Pick up next two bars on first piece, then next two bars on other (Figure 3). Repeat from * to end of seam, finishing...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • 2(3,4,5) Stitch One-Row Buttonhole

    Work to where you want the ­buttonhole to begin, bring yarn to front, slip one purlwise, bring yarn to back (Figure 1). *Slip one purlwise, pass first slipped stitch over second; repeat from * one (two, three, four) more time(s). Place last stitch back on left needle (Figure 2), turn. Cast on three...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Overhand Seam

    Hold pieces to be seamed with right sides together. Working close to the edge, from right to left, *bring threaded needle from back to front through both layers. Repeat from *.
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Invisible Seam

    Working from the right side of the garment, place the pieces to be seamed on a flat surface, right sides up. Begin at the lower edge and work upward, row by row. Insert a threaded tapestry needle under the horizontal bar in the middle of the edge stitch on one side of the seam, and then under the corresponding...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Buttonhole Stitch

    Working into edge half-stitch of the knitted piece, *bring tip of threaded needle in and out of a knitted stitch, place working yarn under needle tip, then bring threaded needle through the stitch and tighten. Repeat from *, always bringing threaded needle on top of working yarn.
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Binding Off Shoulder Seams Together

    Place the front and back shoulder stitches onto two separate needles. Hold them in your left hand with the right sides of the knitting facing together. In your right hand, take another needle and insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch on each of the left-hand needles and knit them as one...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Backstitch Seam

    Working from right to left, one stitch in from selvedge, bring threaded needle up through both pieces of knitted fabric (Figure 1), then back down through both layers a short distance (about a row) to the right of the starting point (Figure 2). *Bring needle up through both layers a row-length to the...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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