Blocking wires are a fabulous way to finish many knitted pieces and is especially helpful with lace work. The wires are threaded through the edges of the piece providing straight lines and the ability to open up intricate lace designs along scalloped and pointed edges.
Month: April 2013
Many knitted pieces benefit from a single crochet edge. This treatment can mask any irregularities along the edges and give a uniform look to the garment. Even non-crocheters like me will love adding this valuable skill to their knitting arsenal!
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Ridgely – Part 1
Explore colorwork while knitting this delightful striped shawl with an attached lace border. This is my most comprehensive video to date which covers Intarsia, carrying yarns, detangling, lace work and more.
Yarn Over at Beginning of Row
Starting a row with a yarn over adds a lovely lace edge to knitting. Kick your knitting up a notch with this decorative treatment!
SK2P – Sl 1, k2tog, psso
A left leaning double decrease often found in lace work.
Pick Up and Knit
Learn to pick up stitches along both a horizontal and vertical edge to add borders, button bands, trims, and more.