Knit One, Embellish Too: Hats, Mittens And Scarves With A Twist
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Cozy Knits with an Artful Twist
Customizing your handknits is easier than you think! Knit One, Embellish Too includes easy-to-follow patterns for more than 35 warm and comfy scarves, hats and mittens, and shows you how to make them your own with decorative yarn stitching and other simple embellishments. Whether you're an enthusiastic beginner or a seasoned pro, you'll be surprised at how easy it is to transform your knitted accessories into one-of-a-kind works of art.
Pick up your knitting needles and:
- Create quick, easy projects from a minimal amount of yarn. Plus, learn how to choose the best yarn for your project, or even recycle old sweaters into unique yarns for knitting.
- Explore fun ways to personalize your work with artful stitching and the addition of buttons, appliqués and other unique embellishments. If you're looking for a bigger challenge, helpful guides show you how to try your hand at choosing and combining colors and finding the perfect fit.
- Learn all the basics of knitting and embellishing in a comprehensive techniques section right up front, complete with clear illustrations and instructions.
Knit something new and embellish it, too: Open up a world of creative yarns, vibrant colors and inspired embellishments for your knitted accessories.
needle. Continue picking up stitches until the appropriate number of stitches is on your needle. 30 knitting i-cord Use this technique to knit a three-dimensional piece without connecting the stitches. By simply sliding the stitches down to the other end of the double-pointed (or circular) needles, you force them to create a little tube. I-cords can be knitted in all different sizes and lengths and make handy ties, drawstrings, handles and even clever little topknots for stretchy hats. 1.
the standard stitch count increase used in this hat pattern, subtract the number of stitches cast on for the medium size hat from the number of stitches cast on for the large hat; you could also subtract the number of stitches cast on for the small size hat from the number of stitches cast on for the medium size hat (96 stitches - 88 stitches = 8 stitches; 88 stitches - 80 stitches = 8 stitches). From these calculations, you can see that the standard stitch count increase between sizes is 8
last st, leaving another very long tail. Needles US 17 (12.75mm) straight needles If necessary, change needle size to obtain correct gauge. embellish Sew 2 5⁄8" (16mm) buttons onto the edge of the headband. Notions 2 5⁄8" (16mm) buttons Gauge 10 sts and 14 rows = 4" (10cm) in garter st with yarn A and yarn B held together Knitting Skills k2tog [knit 2 together]: Dec by knitting 2 sts tog as 1 st (see page 22) kfb [knit one front and back]: Inc by knitting into front and back of next st
desired length. Length (unbuttoned): 15" (38cm) Width: 7" (18cm) BO all sts. Sizes Yarn Approximately 50 yards (46m) bulky weight 100% wool yarn CO 18 sts. Weave in ends. embellish Sew 2 1" (3cm) buttons onto a short edge of the neck scarf. Shown: thick-and-thin handspun yarn Needles US 17 (12.75mm) straight needles If necessary, change needle size to obtain correct gauge. Notions Tapestry needle 2 1" (3cm) buttons Gauge 10 sts and 18 rows = 4" (10cm) in garter st 115 Silky Smoke
Etsy or run an Internet search for handspun or hand-dyed yarn. You are sure to ﬁnd pages and pages of inspiration and temptation. yarn embellishments Daniela Kloppman FeltStudio www.feltstudio.co.uk All Things Grow Hat (see page 76), 1970s Ski Sweater Hat (see page 80) and Yellow Bells Jester Hat (see page 86) Mwah! Creations www.mwahcreations.etsy.com Daffodil Headband (see page 92) Feral Feminine www.feralfeminine.etsy.com Twirly Girl Bonnet (see page 88) and Popsicle Mittens (see page