Feeling Christmas-y so I wanted to dress up Bentley. However, a shepherd-mix has too much fur for a sweater so I decided on this!
Posted onDecember 9, 2016
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Heads up that Heidi Yates is having a super 75% off sale on Ravelry for all her Snappy Tots patterns! This includes the Big Kid (Bear) Cocoon that I showed in a recent video and the Sweater Friends (Elf, bear and MORE hats) that I’ve shown in many videos over the years! In addition, she’s hosting a fantastic giveaway!
Now Sweater Friends… I have lots of videos showing these off but here’s a few:
In a recent Sheepishly Sharing video, I mentioned that the Kitchener stitch was challenging for me. But, true-to-form, my subscribers are the most helpful bunch and shared some of their favorite tricks and videos that helped them master this beast! Here’s all that good info right here on one page!
Hi Margaret, this is a link to a youtube video for the kitchener stitch that gave me that light bulb moment. Since I’ve watched it I’ve not had a problem remembering how to do it, I never have to look up the steps. The only change I’ve made is that for the toe of socks I fond it unnecessary to do the set up stitches. Memorize the Kitchener Stitch
Victoria Murphy shared:
I discovered a video by Susan B. Anderson, YouTube. She has a way of helping you focus on the kitchener stitch. I repeat her mantra while doing it and it helps. Kitchener Stitch to Finish a Sock
Christina Schuricht shared:
…i wanted to share a link to a Kitchener stitch video that helped me a great deal.. maybe it could help someone else like it did me… it’s from knittinghelp.com Kitchener Stitch Seaming on Stockinette
Connie Alman shared:
Thought I would share this for you on the kitchener stitch- I buy yarn from www.lolodidit.com and on the back of her yarn labels she has a short step by step of the kitchener stitch it is now so easy for me.
1. Front purl, on
2. Back knit, on
1. Front knit, off
2. Front purl, on
3. Back purl, off
4. Back knit, on
I find this just amazing, so easy to understand. Hope you like it.
Erin (GimmeYarn418) demonstrates her method and agrees with pipersmom above re: the set up… not necessary on socks.
Maren R shared:
I wanted to share my favored way of making the Kitchener stitch. This link shows you how to knit the Kitchener stitch instead of sewing :-) How to knit (not sew!) Kitchener stitch aka grafting
I love natural scents in my home so it made
scents sense to make some of these!
This post is late but I’m not really concerned about that because of what it has to offer for future holidays! When I found this blog tutorial for this precious wreath, I knew I had to give it a go, but before I did, I found several other cute versions from super creative Jill! Now that I know how easy it was to do, I want to try another one of her designs!
Here’s my experience!
Caron yarns had no idea their temporary-anniversary-celebration product was going to be such a hit and people are going crazy over it! We’ve recently heard that they WILL be making it a permanent product and now other companies are catching on like Premier Yarns’ Sweet Roll. I imagine we’ll see more colors and other companies jumping on the bandwagon.
But I have to hand it to Red Heart. One of their spokespeople has released a video on how to make your own version (using Red Heart yarns, of course)! Marley Bird demonstrates how to use a Russian join to create the same effect. After all, Caron Cakes are simply self-striping yarn (no gradient color changes) that’s caked on a ball winder. The end.
Of course, you can get this effect with any yarn but if you’re trying to closely recreate this cakey craze, here are some details that can help you in your pursuit!
Weight: Medium Worsted (4)
Contents: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Skein Weight: 7.1 oz./ 200g
Yardage: 383 yd. / 350 m
383 yards ÷ 4 colors = 96 <rounded up> yards of each color
Since you need to have 2 color repeats…
96 yards of each color ÷ 2 color repeats = 48 yards of each color repeat
(If you prefer other units of measurement, that would be 44 m/.89 oz/25 g)
Now all you need is color inspiration. My favorite place for that is Design Seeds!
A great way to get a quick overview of your upcoming months is an extra large dry-erase calendar! I use 2 so I can see the month ahead as well (although I wish I had 4 so I could see the whole quarter). I was determined to use only what I already had on hand so this project cost me NOTHING!
For a complete tutorial, see the video below!