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By Heather Lodinsky

Don’t be sq.! get away of the field with a hundred and fifty artistic motifs for knit and crochet150 Knit and Crochet Motifs is a enjoyable and eclectic mixture of styles in either crafts, with shapes that transcend the normal sq.. Geometric and round shapes are featured besides asymmetrical motifs like shells, stars, or even paisleys. The styles contain colorwork, texture, measurement, and fascinating define shapes for cutting edge purposes. The motifs are awarded in a listing of other shapes and textures. The booklet additionally comprises smaller blocks to affix them jointly, and edging rules so as to add completing touches. Get feedback for mix and matching the motifs, and methods to knit and crochet them jointly to create specific practical and ornamental items. With fascinating, colourful shapes, a hundred and fifty Knit and Crochet Motifs is a layout source jam-packed with never-ending probabilities.

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INAPPROPRIATE NEEDLE LENGTHS Top, too few stitches on a circular needle. Bottom, too many stitches on a straight needle Needle Size Determines Gauge The critical choice is the size of the needle. It’s simply common sense that thicker needles make bigger stitches resulting in a looser, lighter knitted fabric and thinner needles make smaller stitches resulting in tighter, denser fabric. When you’re working from pattern instructions, it’s very, very important to match the number of stitches and rows per inch specified by the pattern, either in stockinette stitch or in the pattern stitch specified.

Some yarns behave better on wooden needles; others are easier to work with on slick metal needles or on plastic needles. Working with Multiple Balls Whether it’s for stripes, Fair Isle, intarsia, or slipped-stitch patterns, whenever you use multiple balls of yarn, they’ll twist around each other. While swatching, you’ll get a feel for how annoying this will be. If you want to avoid wasting time with tangles, here are a few tips: Set all the balls on a table in front of you, instead of letting them roll around in a basket or bag.

75 ounces equals 50 grams. This is really all you need to remember. 5 ounces equals 100 grams. For example, the pattern calls for a worsted-weight wool yarn with 110 yards per 50-gram ball. You want to substitute a wool yarn with 198 yards per 100-gram ball. The easiest thing to do is to multiply the yards in the original ball by two to see how many yards would be in a 100-gram ball: 110 yards × 2 = 220 yards. The substitute yarn has only 198 yards in the same weight, so it’s a little thicker or denser than the original.

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