By Cat Bordhi
Readers of the 1st booklet during this two-volume sequence (A Treasury of Magical Knitting) have fallen in love with the hot global of Magical Knitting, a size so basic but so eye-catching that you can still spend a yr exploring the massive number of designs which Cat bargains. starting with Cat's precise Moebius Cast-On, that is really easy that she often demonstrates it in workshops at the back of her again whereas twirling slowly round on one foot, the reader first learns to knit a Moebius band, or shawl. this can be the magic key that opens tips to the entire different designs. the second one Treasury comprises felted baskets (with no within or outside!), felted fringed bowls, felted and unfelted sling baggage, six various felted cat beds (one with paws and a tail!), and the trifold designs, together with a knitter's bowl with wallet for instruments and a spot to maintain operating yarn clear of playful tom cats. The Felted Needle Cozies, colourful, hugely textured sheaths to carry instantly needles, and the felted wallets are either very good styles for newbies and first-time felters. The publication contains special info on felting, designing, and yarn substitutions.
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S. Pull the loop the rest of the way through the first stitch and slip it off the left needle, leaving the newly purled stitch on the right one. You have just purled one stitch. 6. Repeat Steps 2-5 to purl through all the stitches on the left needle. You should always have a total of 20 stitches between the two needles. As you progress through the row, keep sliding the stitches on the right needle down to keep them from bunching up. Keep your knitting loose enough that the stitches slide easily along the needle.
One way to avoid this is to bind off with a needle one or two sizes larger than the one you used to knit the rest of the piece. 1. On a knit row, knit the first two stitches of the row as usual. 2. Using the point of the left needle, lift the first knit stitch up and pass it over the second stitch. 3. Slide the stitch off the right needle. 4. Knit the next stitch and repeat Steps 2-3 to bind off the rest of the row. 5. Continue binding off until you are left with only one stitch on your right needle.
Make a slip knot as explained on pages 13-14. 3. Holding the needle with the loop on it in your right hand, let the working yarn and tail hang straight down from the needle, with the working yam behind the tail. Hold the thumb and index finger of your left hand together. 4. Insert your thumb and index finger in between the two dangling pieces or yam. 5. Pull the needle toward you, wrapping the working yarn clockwise around your left index finger and the tail counterclockwise around your thumb. ) 6.
A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting by Cat Bordhi