Tag: knitting

How I Selvedge

On all my flat knitting patterns there is a selvedge edging. This makes it look nicer as well as easier to crochet through the edging. I thought I would show you how my selvedge works.

We will start on the right side (beginning of a row) then go to the left side (end of the row) of the sample. I hope this helps with any questions you have with my patterns.

Begining (Right Side) Of The Row

HoW I Selvedge
Here I show you how I start the row. I put the right hand (empty needle) in this way through the stitch. I am not sure if you would consider this tbl (through back loop) or not.

HoW I Selvedge
This is how it looks from the front before knitting the stitch.

HoW I Selvedge
This is how it looks from the top/back before knitting the stitch. See how the working yarn is to the left of the stitch? This is how it is supposed to be.

End (Left Side) Of The Row

HoW I Selvedge
This is how the end of the row looks when you put the yarn in front before you slip the next stitch (wyif).

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This is how the row looks when the yarn is in front and the next stitch is slipped. You can see the working yarn is in front of the last stitch. After this you turn the piece and start all over again from the right side.

Pictures Of How The Sides Look With The Selvedge

HoW I Selvedge
This shows you how the selvedge sides look from the sides (I folded the piece so that the sides could be shown side by side). You can see they look the same as the top of crochet stitches.

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This is how the selvedge sides look on the front and back of the work.

Patterns That Use This Method (as of February 20, 2018

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Mish Mash Crochet & Knit along

Hev and I have come up with a crochet/knit along for 2018! Here is the information:

CAL Host: Jessica http://crochetjessica.com and jessika on Ravelry
KAL Host: Hev http://tigerwhispers.com and Hev on ravelry

Hev will be our knitter and Jessica will be our crocheter. Each month 2 patterns will be released – 1 by Hev & 1 by Jessica. We will start off with easy/basic squares as an introduction to to knitting and crocheting. Each month the squares will get harder in skill. We want those not comfortable with knitting and/or crocheting to build up skill as time goes on. We will post links to YouTube or other places if we feel they are needed. If you need help post a comment on that months post. Your email is required to be able to post a comment but that is only to prove you are an actual person — it’s a spam prevention measure. We will NEVER use your email for anything unless we reply to you personally to your comment.

General Information

Square size: 9 inch
Yarn: Worsted weight
Amount of yarn needed We haven’t figured this out yet. We figure at least one 7oz skein of yarn per color you use. The less colors you use the more yarn you need of the colors you use.
# of colors needed: at least 1 – no more then 5.
Needle/Hooks: Will be decided by each pattern.
Gauge: Will be decided by each pattern.
Pattern file type: PDF downloadable from Ravelry. Possibly on Hev & Jessicas sites.
Size of the finished blanket: It hasn’t been decided yet although we know it will be 36 inches wide and 40 inches long (4 squares wide x 5 squares long).

Social Media Information

Instagram Hashtag: #mishmashkcal2018

Pattern Release Dates

We will be releasing patterns the Monday after the 1st day of each month. So if the 1st falls on a Monday the pattern will be released the following Monday. Here is a schedule of release dates. We do reserve the right not to release on those dates however.
Square 1 – February 5, 2018
Square 2 – March 5, 2018
Square 3 – April 2, 2018
Square 4 – May 7, 2018
Square 5 – June 4, 2018
Square 6 – July 2, 2018
Square 7 – August 6, 2018
Square 8 – September 3, 2018
Square 9 – October 8, 2018
Square 10 – November 5, 2018
Assembly & Border: December 3, 2018

Hev has posted about this too! her post can be found at http://tigerwhispers.com/wp/2018-cal-kal-mish-mash/

NEW PATTERN: Lean-to Scarf

About 4 months ago I was bored and wanted to make a scarf. I didn’t want to do the patterns I had found to be pretty because I would have to pay attention to the pattern. I needed a mindless knit that seemed to work up fast – instant gratification. I came up with this pattern and decided to share it with you all.

Lean-to Scarf

It is free. If you want a PDF you can pay $1usd for it on ravelry. Check out the pattern page for the pattern & link to the PDF download. Don’t forget to add it to your Ravelry queue too! Also if you find an error please let me know!