By Norah Gaughan, Margery Winter, Berroco Design Team
Photographs by means of Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Styling through Karen Schaupeter
For many people, afghans are the epitome of convenience. colourful and alluring, they seem to be a staple of the house, with out which a lounge or bed room simply wouldn’t suppose whole. And even if you’re making one for your self, as a housewarming present, or to welcome a brand new child into the realm, the method of making a home made afghan might be as lucrative because the comprehensive product.
Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans gains 50 styles for those comfortable blankets, made with Berroco convenience yarn—an reasonable, ultra-soft acrylic/nylon blend—and designed through the Berroco group, headed by means of Norah Gaughan.
The booklet comprises whatever for everybody: The designs variety from state-of-the-art to conventional, from spare to decorated, and are encouraged via assets as various as Scottish tweeds, eastern Ikat, and Delft pottery. meant for knitters and crocheters of each ability point, this assortment brings new existence to the well-loved and flexible afghan.
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You should remember to always keep the yarn behind your work when performing the knit stitch. To begin a new row, you move the needle with the stitches to your left hand, hold the empty needle in your right hand and continue knitting. In patterns, the knit stitch is represented by a K. For example, K12 indicates to knit 12 stitches. Once you have cast stitches onto your needle, you can start knitting. You can continue to knit a row until there are no stitches remaining on the left needle. 1 48 Hold the yarn and the needle containing the stitches in your left hand, with the yarn resting behind the needle.
3 Bind off the stitches to remove the stitches from the needle. To bind off stitches, see page 60. 4 Smooth out the knitted piece on a flat surface. 5 Place a ruler horizontally on the knitted piece and mark four inches with pins. 6 Count the number of stitches between the pins. CHAPTER 2: Knitting Tip Basics What can affect the gauge (“tension”) of my gauge swatch? How can I stop the edges of my gauge swatch from curling? If you use a different yarn than is suggested by the pattern instructions, the gauge of your swatch may be incorrect.
Plastic needles are also commonly used. They are similar to aluminum in smoothness, but are lighter and quieter than aluminum. Larger needles are often made of plastic to make them light enough to work with. Bamboo and wooden needles are becoming popular choices. Wooden needles are often made of birch, ebony or rosewood and are usually expensive. Both wood and bamboo needles are lightweight, with a polished surface. Beginners may find bamboo needles easier to work with, since the surface of the needle is not as slippery as aluminum, allowing the stitches to remain in place better.