Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
You may also have wondered what to do with the tail ends of yarn hanging off the cast-on and bind-off rows. Here's what to do:
(1) When you begin and end your work, and when you add new yarn, make sure that the tails are about 6 inches long. Get yourself a yarn needle (also called a tapestry needle or a blunt needle) and thread the tail through it.
(2) You're going to make that tail invisible by actually following a row of stitches, weaving the yarn into the stitches in the rows above and below. (You're weaving in on the wrong side of the fabric - usually the bumpy purl side.) Have you ever looked closely at the stitch structure? It looks like this: Starting from the right, angle your needle so that it goes up through the bottom-row stitch and then up through the upper-row stitch to its right. Next, go down through the next stitch (the upper-row stitch to its left) and down through the bottom-row stitch to the right (the same one you started on). Go up through the bottom-row stitch to its left . . . and so on.
(3)Way to go, knitter! Now you've gained an understanding of stitch structure and made yourself a really professional-looking project. Give yourself a high-five!
Thursday, May 07, 2009
And we did wind some yarn.
I want to thank all of you who took the Rosie Bus to The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this year! You guys make it tons of fun. Congratulations to the winners of our Rosie's Bus raffle grand prizes--a Namaste Laguna bag and a set of Addi Clicks!
We look forward to doing it again next year!
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Not sure what to knit with your impulse purchase of luxury hand-dyed? Why not add a skein or two of Kidsilk Haze and knit this month's Project of the Month, the Mobius Cowl? Designed in two sizes (the larger is shown above) and four different gauges for each (dk, worsted, aran and bulky), it is easy to customize to your desired finished end result.
And if that isn't quite what you had in mind, we will be happy to set you up with the perfect pattern, tonight instead!
See you tonight!