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lk2g-100 more bloopers

To celebrate our 100th episode we’ve gone back into the archive and put together this special episode of Bloopers for you.

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lk2g-075 Plying – Spinning for Knitters Part 3

In this latest episode of our web video series, we walk you through 3 techniques for plying. We also cover tools for plying and how to make your own if you tools.

You’ll see the following plying techniques:

  • Standard 2 ply
  • Andean plying
  • Navajo Plying

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lk2g-073 Blocking Lace

In this latest episode of our web video series, we demonstrate how to block lace scarves and shawls.

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lk2g-071 Illusion Knitting

In this episode of our web video series we demonstrate Illusion Knitting.  Illusion Knitting also know as shadow knitting is a color knitting technique that uses textured stitches to create the illusion of a hidden image that can only be seen at a an angle.

Directions for Dishcloth demonstrated:

Cast on 40 stitches in the lighter color then pick up the darker color.

Row 1: Knit one row with the darker color.
Row 2: Using the darker color Knit 10, Purl 10 and repeat until the end .
Row 3: Pick up the lighter color again and Knit the right side row.
Row 4: Using lighter color Purl 10, Knit 10 and repeat until the end.
Repeat these 4 rows for 8 inches
When your cloth is around 8 inches finish off by ending with 2 rows of the lighter color. Then bind off with the darker color.

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lk2g-068 Double Knitting

In this latest episode of our knitting videos we demonstrate Double Knitting a truly reversible color knitting technique.

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Special Thanks to Sandy Montag for the use of her pattern, Rena564 and Laurita for photos of their double knit scarves

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lk2g-063 Eeeek Steek!

In this latest episode of our podcast we demonstrate steeking! Watch as we walk through crochet steeking and the cutting!

For more info on this technique, check out Eunny Jang’s Blog

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My knitting is on display at the New City Library in New York State.

Our Knit-a-long can be found on the Let’sKnit2gether Ravelers group where we’re knitting squares for Afghans For Afghans

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lk2g-060 Machine Knitting

In this episode of our video podcast we demonstrate machine knitting.  You’ll learn about basic setup and stitches for using a knitting machine.

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Hand-Manipulated Stitches for Machine Knitters by Susan Susan Guagliumi

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lk2g-056 Entrelac

In this latest episode of our video podcast, we demonstrate how to do entrelac, a modular knitting technique.
Follow along with CAT as she demonstrates knitting entrelac with the Garterlac Dishcloth from Criminy Jickets.

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  • Shaped Triangle Shawl designed by Two Old Bags made with Cashmere/merino laceweight (discontinued) completed 2002 from the book A Gathering of Lace

Special Thanks to Dave of Criminy Jickets for the use of his Garterlac Pattern in this episode.

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lk2g-054 Knitting Flowers

In this latest episode of our video podcast, we demonstrate techniques for knitting flowers. From roses to lilies, flowers are a great project to knit and use of very little yarn so they can be a great stash buster!

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  • Top down cardigan (my own design based on SpinCraft pattern) completed June 2007 knit from hand spun yarn spun from Miss Lime’s Springtime fiber from episode 12

Patterns:

Rose
using Size 7 needles and GGH Soft Kid Mohair (just bits of yarn are fine)
Cast on 88 stitches and work stockinette stitch for 4 rows, ending with a purl row.
On the next row, knit  8, rotate the left needle all the way around counter clockwise, then knit 8 and rotate again
repeat this until the end.
Purl the next row
Then knit 2 together across the entire next row.  You should end up with 44 stitches.
Next, Purl 2 together across the entire next row. You should end up with 22 stitches
Next Knit 2 together across the entire row.  You should end up with 11 stitches.
Clip the yarn around 8 inches and with a tapestry needle, thread it through the 11 stitches.
This creates the base of the flower and closes the petals around the base.
Weave in the ends

Icord Daisy
Use a sport weight or fingering yarn and create a 4 stitch icord about 30 inches. Weave in all the ends
Holding a threaded tapestry needle, fold the cords to create 1” loops and stitch with thread through the middle.
Add a button or bead for the center

Calalily
Using size 10 double pointed needles, take green worsted weight WOOL yarn cast on four stitches and make a 12 inch icord. Then add 2 inches of yellow or gold icord and tie off the ends.
Now pick up and knit 5 stitches at the last row of green stitches using white or off white wool yarn.  Stockinette stitch back and forth increasing one stitch each side of every row until the piece has 21 stitches.
Then stockinette stitch without increasing for 2 inches.
Next begin decreasing one stitch on each side every other row until there are 13 stitches.
Finally decrease each side on every row until 2 stitches remain. Bind off these 2 stitches and weave in all the ends.
Now throw it in the wash and Felt it.
To dry, hang it upside down and pull on the flower to open up the lily.  Come back a couple of times and reshape until it’s completely dry
Cut a wire hanger to the correct size and carefully thread it into the stem and stame

lk2g-051 A Lesson in Dyeing

In this episode, we return to the Hudson Valley Fiber Farm where Susan Gibbs gives us a lesson in dyeing with Kool-Aid and Country Classics dyes.

See this article on Knitty for more detail on Kool-Aid dyeing and this colorchart for more information

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Special thanks to Susan Gibbs for allowing us to shoot this great event!

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