Thursday, 10 January 2013
My take on this pattern (below) made on my Silver Reed SK860 (6.5mm) gauge knitting machine.
Another first for me .... inserting a zipper
There's a great tutoturial by Interweave Knits ...
Like most things I do, I take information on board and adapt it. On this occasion, instead of using a mini latch tool to make the chain stitch, I marked the rows per inch and made a chain embroidery stitch each side of the zipper as 'the hook' to sew the cushion sides on to. It worked a treat!
This version can be knitted on any standard gauge (4.5mm) knitting machine
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Friday, 21 December 2012
Sunday, 16 December 2012
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I started each piece with waste yarn, leaving open stitches at the bottom. The pieces, when finished, were hung on the needles (upside down) and divided into batches of 13 stitches. Each batch of stitches were hand-tooled by making the central lace pattern; I thought this would be a good way to form the shapes into triangles without showing ugly decreases at the edges. The shaping reduced the triangle down to 5 stitches, which then became the perfect start for i-cord (for the bobble). I knitted 24 rows for the i-cord, tied a knot and secured the bobble from the end thread of the finished i-cord.