Picture Yourself Felting Your Knitting by Sarah E. White
By Sarah E. White
Prepare to convey a complete new size on your knitting with felting. "Picture your self Felting Your Knitting: step by step guide for completely Felted Crafts" indicates you ways to beat the fundamentals of felting, a method that contains purposely shrinking your knitting to create a company textile that may be become luggage, hats, and different complete crafts. Following basic, step by step directions observed through full-color photographs, you are going to tips on how to felt either by means of hand and by way of desktop as you're employed via greater than a dozen felting initiatives together with blankets, bowls, pillows, and scarves. upon getting those effortless felting ideas below your belt, you are going to even find out how to create styles on your personal unique felting tasks. worthy before-and-after photographs of knit and felted swatches assist you see what a selected yarn will appear like felted and an inventory of providers can assist you discover various extraordinary yarns to paintings with. whether you are new to knitting, this ebook will provide help to knit and felt precise initiatives very easily. arrange to get addicted to felting with "Picture your self Felting Your Knitting!"
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Here’s how it’s done: 1. Using the needle with the stitches in your left hand, the empty needle in your right hand, and the working yarn at the back of the needle, slip the right needle through the top loop on the left needle, from front to back. 18 3. Push the right needle back through the loop so that the tip of the right needle is in front. How Felting Works 4. Slip the loop off the left needle. You have just knit one stitch. Chapter 2 The Purl Stitch Purling is the exact opposite of knitting; combing these two stitches on alternate rows makes a pattern known as stockinette stitch.
That said, if your piece comes out a little smaller than suggested, that’s no problem, as long as all of the coasters you plan to use or give as a gift together end up the same size. Coming out square is more important than hitting a perfect ﬁve inches. If one comes out larger than the others but still looks ﬁnished, you can trim it down to size. Chapter 3 Tip You might want to try knitting and felting one coaster before you knit the others. This will let you see how the ﬁnished product is going to look and how much felting it is going to take to get results you are happy with.
Start by making small balls of each color you’re working with—in the case of the color-block coaster, that’s two each of colors A and B, and one for color C. The ﬁrst part of the project is worked just with color A. When you get to the part where you need color B, drop color A and start knitting with color B. When you get to the point in the row where you pick up color A again, start working with your second ball of yarn. Felting by Hand Chapter 3 The key to success with intarsia is to always pick up the next color from underneath the strand of the previous color.