I didn’t quite manage to finish writing the post about brioche knitting I wanted to post this week, so I’m going to do something I haven’t done in a long time: a link post! (Click on the links tag at the bottom of the post to visit my other link posts. No guarantees that all sites linked in my older posts still exist, alas.)
Here’s five things elseweb I think are particularly interesting:
I drew a complete blank about what to write about this week. (It happens to everyone sometimes!) Instead, I’m going to share some links to some of my favorite technique posts that I’ve written.
Continue reading These are a few of my favorite posts
First, a useful link elsewhere:
Second, three links to some older posts of mine I think you might find useful:
Here’s links to a bunch of techniques and tutorials I’ve collected since the last time I posted one of these link lists. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did! I’ve included some crochet links even though I can’t use them myself, just because I thought they were interesting.
It’s been a while since I did a link round-up!
Knitted Borders and Corners – some different ways of approaching corners when working a knitted-on border.
Learning, Practicing, Perfecting – Sara Lamb writes here about the learning process in respect to weaving and leatherwork, but the process itself is universal to handcraft. Well worth reading.
Non-roll Stocking Stitch Edge? – well, not exactly. This post tells how to use twined knitting to make what looks like a stockinette hem that won’t curl.
Bunny ears decreases– I’ve talked a little about the 3-to-2 decrease I like to use, that some people call Bunny Ears Back. It produces a symmetrical single decrease that doesn’t appear to lean to either side. They are now accounted for in Stitch Maps, which makes me happy. The linked blog post also shows a couple of stitch patterns making use of them – I really like Little Hearts a lot and am planning on making use of it. A more complex stitch pattern of mine that uses them is Beloved – and I can see that I’ll need to go edit the stitch map!
Taming long floats via the STUART method for color-knitting – an intriguing trick from TECHknitter (so many of her tricks are intriguing) for dealing with long floats. This looks like it might be the key for knitting more of my code grids as colorwork even with long floats. Hm!
Here’s an interesting set of stitch patterns with an interesting technique:
And here’s some more miscellaneous links:
Happy Spring, everyone! It seems like a good moment to link to the Equinox stitch pattern I designed a while ago.
And here are some other links:
Not very many links this time, because Pinterest has become frustrating to me. I need to find a better place to discover and bookmark interesting yarncraft things. Any suggestions? I don’t care if they have ads, but I want them to not suggest pins to me from people I don’t follow.
- A Twined Knitting cast-on, and also sources for commercial Z-plied yarn for twined knitting.
- A series of posts on how to read your knitting. I don’t agree that nobody talks or writes about it, but it is true that it’s a very helpful thing to be able to do.
- And TECHKnitter has been posting again lately! Here’s a couple of the latests posts. And if you don’t have TECHKnitting in your RSS reader, whyever not?
Here are some links to interesting knitting things I’ve seen recently (if you follow me on Pinterest, you’ve probably seen them already).
I wasn’t going to post today, since I made the Tau Day post yesterday. But I’ve been thinking about writing a post encouraging people to embrace mistakes and go ahead and try things they want to do even if they think they can’t do them. And I just read a post by Tien Chu that says much of what I wanted to say, only better. (Hm, maybe I should take my own advice.) Anyway, I think everyone should go read it: On Developing Skills. Here’s a quote:
Don’t let the fact that your early work sucks bother you. It’s going to suck. It’s good that it sucks, because if you can let go of needing to be good at it, you can get on with the real work, which is improving the skills that you’ll need to produce better work. As a weaving teacher I know tells her students, “Don’t worry about making the first piece perfect. You’re not making a scarf – you’re making a weaver.”
I may yet write my own post about this, but it’s a cornerstone of the way I go about exploring my work with yarn, and other things too.