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Knitting unit3

  1. 1. Knitting- Unit 3 Abbey Roberts Instructor
  2. 2. Table of Contents/ Syllabus • Other Fabrics – Stitches – Reasons • Sewing Edges Together – Stitches to stitches – Edge to edge – Side to side • Determining Garment Sizes
  3. 3. Table of Contents/ Syllabus • Lace and Eyelets – Concepts – Fabrics • Cable – With needle – Without needle – Uses
  4. 4. Other Fabrics • Stitches • All combinations of knit and purl stitches • No need to memorize any of these – Usually laid out row by row in patterns • Make good use of these fabrics when you are creating your own pattern!
  5. 5. Sewing Edges Together • Cast On/ Cast Off Edges (page 13- Patons) – Lay flat with RS showing – Thread yarn through needle – Attach on WS – Bring to front through center of 1st stitch on 1st row – Go across during the centers of the 1st row stitches across • Should look like a row of knitting • Garter Edges (page 15- Patons) – Same as Cast On/ Cast Off – Connecting the first ridges of the work
  6. 6. Sewing Edges Together • Stockinette Edges (page 20- Patons) – Same – Zig- zag across by going into each side twice before going across • Cast Off and Side Edges (page 31- Patons) – Same – Joined as others
  7. 7. Determining Garment Sizes (page 27- Patons) • Measurements – Bust/ Chest • All the way around largest area – Waist • All the way around narrowest area – Hip • All the way around largest area • 9-10 inches below waistline – Wrist to Underarm • From back of wrist to an inch below underarm – Shoulder to Wrist • From shoulder bone to wrist on outside of arm • Arm slightly bent • Follow the size guide at the beginning of patterns
  8. 8. Lace and Eyelets • Making holes in your knitting on purpose! • Usually with light weight yarn for a light effect • Lace Stitches
  9. 9. Cable • With a Cable Needle • Without a Cable Needle • Different types – Left Twist (6) – Right Twist (6) – Right Twist Ribbing (7)
  10. 10. Practice, Practice, Practice! • As you learn more about knitting, you’re realizing the difficulties of this tricky art. • The only way to get better is to practice! • The more you practice, the more comfortable your mind will be with the processes and your hands will be with the movements.

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