Beginner's Guide to Bobbin Lace by Gilian Dye

By Gilian Dye

To the uninitiated, a lace pillow organize with dozens of bobbins seems very advanced, but this guide indicates the simplicity of the fundamental strikes: in basic terms 4 bobbins are in use at anyone time, and there are just moves—twist and move. targeting Torchon lacemaking techniques—Bruges and Chantilly lace are different famous traditions—these classes start with small lace bookmarks labored in various designs sooner than progressing to full-scale projects: a handbag, a bag, a cushion, and two scarves. All are awarded with step by step directions, close-up photos, and a entire set of pricking styles. extra material covers concepts for adding beads and tassels and working with such unconventional fabrics as wire, cable, and thick wool yarn.

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Knit in color 3 ( 2k stitches) until reaching the free strand of color 1; pick it up and knit ( 2k stitches) until reaching the free strand of color 2, and continue in color 2. Generically, knit until reaching the next free strand of yarn, pick up that strand, and repeat. (b) Figure 3. The original helix striping construction for three colors, in (a) left-handed and (b) right-handed versions. GENERALIZED HELIX STRIPING 31 (a) (b) Figure 4. A revised helix striping construction for three colors, in (a) left-handed and (b) right-handed versions.

Admire the resulting spiral, shown in Figure 20 (left). Weave in all 16 ends (or 32 ends if you have some left from the set-up rounds). Alternate endings. ” Some knitters may prefer to leave the ends on 46 CHAPTER 2 the interior of the hat and wear it inside-out as shown in Figure 20(right). Congratulations, you’re done! 2 Knit the Socks A finished sock is shown in Figure 21. Render the Ribbing Using an invisible cast-on (such as the loop cast-ons given in [5, pp. 65–66]), cast on 44 stitches using the fifth ball of yarn.

The braid letters are formed near the work and collect nearer to the balls of yarn, so we can think of the knitter looking at the braid as holding the knitted cylinder in her lap and examining the braid as it passes into her knitting bag. The visual top of the braid is near the balls of yarn and holds the oldest tangling, and the visual bottom of the braid is near the knitted cylinder (probably inside it in reality, but we can push it just outside) and holds the most recent tangling. This informs the notation we will use to create and interpret braid diagrams.

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