It’s a Sunday, knit something nerdy courtesy of Buzzfeed
Trying fair isle knitting method. Lots of mistakes so far, but I think I’m starting to get the hang of it. Anyone have any tips? Thinking ill cover the back with a thick wool to cover the loose loops. I’m not sure how to make them tighter when the spacing is bigger.
Garter stitch, k10 per color, k5 for border. Nice and simple for learning new things.
To keep the tension right and not have those giant loops, try not to float (carrying yarn along the back) yarn across anything larger than 7 stitches. Obviously some patterns have you do it and you just have to work with it, but if you can…
Be consistent with which is your ‘top’ and which is your ‘bottom’ colour. Little Cotton Rabbits has a fantastic set of tips that really helped me.
Today is International Women’s Day. Most of us are lucky enough that we can knit for it’s creative fulfillment and relaxation. Take a moment as you stitch today to think of the many women around the world for whom knitting is the only thing they have to empower them. Their skill allows them to survive, and earn a little to feed their families.