National Knit in Public Day

Well if you didn’t know it is National Knit in Public Day!  To find an event near you to join in the fun visit this website.  There are some great deals out there right now for yarn, patterns and needles so keep your eyes open!

 

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Jogless Stripe

I love Stripes! The more colors the better. You can really make a project your own with fun stripes. When you are doing stripes in a round you will get a little jog or jump in the color and color change isn’t really smooth. Using the jogless stripe technique will get rid of that and your project will look perfect.

  • Change colors by knitting the first stitch of the new color as normal and  knit the rest of the stitches to the end of the round
  • Before you start the next round grab the first stitch of the old color (or in other words the stitch below) purl wise and slip it onto the left hand needle
  • Continue to knit every stitch as usual

Videos always help me!

 

Entrelac Square

When I first started knitting (September of 2010) all the girls decided we would do squares to contribute to a large blanket.  I have talked about this here.  When I was a beginner even the easiest of patterns were a little challenging.  As I have gotten better and better I enjoy trying different techniques through my squares.  I saw some entrelac patterns on Ravelry and thought it was unique.  It wasn’t too difficult once I got the hang of it, but it did take some getting used to.  I watched planet purls videos for entrelac knitting and just followed her pattern starting off with 6 triangles on size 7 needles. This got me a 7″ square. If you are like me this looked pretty intimidating, but I am so happy I tried it! Here is the first video to get you started. Happy knitting!