In past Tuesday Tips we have touched on gauge (as many of you know, one of my favorite topics). We’ve talked about how you can measure when you can’t see your stitches, and how to block your swatch. Today I want to deal with another special gauge situations, knitting in the round
Many of you have sent wonderful suggestions for Tuesday Tips. You’ve emailed and left comments, and asked for some fabulous stuff. Sure, there have been plenty of fancy requests, but by far the most frequently requested tutorials involve seaming.
So I’m gonna start up with the one that can make a sweater look slick or sloppy.
Last winter I wrote a Tuesday Tip about using duplicate stitch to reinforce stitches before a hole formed. Today I want to kick that up a notch and explore Swiss Darning (a term sometimes used interchangeably with Duplicate Stitch).
A couple of weeks ago I headed off to Indiana to the fabulous film crew at Annie’s to film two more knitting DVDs. Last summer I shot Circular Knitting Essentials, and I was so happy with how it turned out, that I booked two more classes with them!
Recently (thanks to Google Alerts), I stumbled upon the best beginner knitting YouTube Video ever!!
It might not have the best production values, the lighting could use a bit of a tweek, the camera work might be better, and the teaching terms include things like “scooch” and “diagonal line looking thing”. So why do I love it SOOOOO hard?