Entries for month: December 2012

WPI YPP - compare yarns

Learn to compare yarns to find new favorites or to substitute yarn in patterns.
Understanding the WPI (Wraps per Inch) and YPP (yards per pound) methods of identifying yarns is essential for machine knitters.
Do you have a yarn stash with mystery yarn? Use these methods to select and design patterns to put your stash to use!


Behind the Scenes at Knit-1

Knit-1 is well established as one of the top fashion textile design companies, selling to the industry at all levels of the market. They educate upcoming knitwear designers on the use of knitting machines.

Richard and Sue are authors of a number of technique books as well as patterns for domestic machine knitters.

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at their studio and a demo of an unusual way of making pom-poms!

Faux Garter Stitch Hems

Here's a different hem treatment that is great when knitting highly textured stitch patterns like g-carriage or tuck patterns.
Included are instructions for both right side facing and wrong side facing stitch patterns.
Mix up your hem treatments and turn a plain garment into a spectacular one!


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Playing with Pintucks

Pintucks are a simple way to add dimension to your knitting. Multi-color pintucks, graduated pintucks, garter pintucks, eyelet pintucks. The possibilities are endless!
This video includes basic how-to's plus easy tips for creating pintucks as well as ideas for incorporating them in your next garment.


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