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January 11th, 2015

davidUK's picture

Knitting for the fuller figure....

Happy new year from the UK.

We went shopping with some friends of ours before Christmas and came across a rather fetching waistcoat/tunic affair in a very nice shop. It was knitted in 1x1 rib and straight... By which I mean no hem.

January 10th

Classic Fair Isle

The motifs for this classic fair isle pullover came from the wonderful directory by Mary Jane Mucklestone. The wool is Knit Picks "Palette" fingering and the main color is navy (that appears very black in the photos.) Knit in the traditional method of two colors per round, with armholes and neckline cut in.

January 8th

kiwiknitter's picture

Meg Swanson's Fairisle Slipover

Back in the day before YouTube instructional videos, I wanted to learn stranded knitting and steeking. As strange as it might sound today, almost no one knew what steeking was and Fairisle knitting was definitely out of fashion. I can remember numerous discussions here on MWK about these two subjects.

bobinthebul's picture

Just a pair of socks.

Nothing special, I did these for the wife if a friend who was having a
birthday. They were out of town and I was housesitting so I found a pair of her shoes and used them for sizing. That's not creepy, is it? :-))

January 6th

Crafty Andy's picture

Dear Dear a Fair Isle hat

Dear Deer A Fair Isle Hat
This is my first design of 2015 and it is a fun winter hat.

January 5th

bobinthebul's picture

Koolhaas Hat

if you don't mind cables, this is a great hat. You can do them without a cable needle.

January 2nd

cacunn's picture

Help understanding Provisional Cast-on method

I have seen a number of questions about "What is the best Provisional Cast-on" There is a question on the Ravelry Men Who Knit forum that I have been reading.

December 31st, 2014

bobinthebul's picture

Recent Poll

I'm a little confused by the terminology. It lists a "knit one front and back" as the same as a bar increase...? I know the bar as the yarn that runs between stitches, and a "make one" as pulling up that bar, twisting and knitting it (R or L as need be).

bobinthebul's picture

Striped Corrugator

Hi all,

It's been quite a fall/early winter and I haven't been on much. At the end of September, I moved back to the US after 14 years in Turkey. I have been knitting here and there though,and as life settles down, I've slowly been getting back into old habits. :) Also enjoying some new ones!

December 29th

Tallguy's picture

Diagonal Stripes Too

After the challenge from michaelpthompson, I thought hard and long about how to do this. The other night, at 1 am when I sat down to watch "The Interview", I decided to do a sample. Doing it in your head is not always the same as actually doing it on the needles!