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By Cynthia Gravelle Lecount, Loren McIntyre

Потрясающая книга - первое подробное исследование вязальных традиций Перу и Боливии. Здесь вы найдете несколько необычных методов вязания на спицах, схемы более чем для a hundred этнических жаккардов и подробные инструкции к 10 проектам (кошельки, леггинсы, головные уборы).

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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.

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