Knitting Without Needles: A Stylish Introduction to Finger and Arm Knitting

Knitting Without Needles: A Stylish Introduction to Finger and Arm Knitting

Anne Weil

Language: English

Pages: 192

ISBN: 0804186529

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Who knew you could actually knit without needles? 

Put down those complicated knitting projects that take forever to finish. Knitting Without Needles brings cool home, gifts, and clothing accessories--cowls, totes, rugs, poufs, scarves, and more--within arm’s reach. An all-in-one resource for a new kind of craft, this book shows you how to loop yarn with your fingers or your forearms with thirty patterns that are simple to follow and produce stylish results. Best of all, many of them knit up fast—in less than an hour!

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles, you can easily master the techniques to make fun knits with kids and for kids (a princess crown, baby booties) and even last-minute gifts (a statement necklace for your fashionista friend). With stunning photography, plenty of step-by-step photos, and a detailed resource section, Knitting Without Needles is your go-to for a new way to knit.

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the finger-knit strand and rebind it off, leaving length to weave in the finger-knit strand end in the back. 9. Hang your letter! You can use small nails, pushpins, or hooks at the critical balance points in the letter’s open places and underneath the letter. If you’ve wrapped tautly enough, you can hook the wrapped strands from the back of the letter on a few large picture hooks. Or, if you open up a space between the strands on the face of the letter, you can drive small nails directly through

of sportweight linen yarn, , combining 6 × 90-yard (82m) lengths SMALLER BASKET: 252 yd (230.4m) of sportweight linen yarn, , combining 6 × 42-yard (38.4m) lengths Scrap yarn in contrasting color yarn used 3 skeins Louet Euroflax in Pewter, 270 yd (247m), 3½ oz (100g), 100% wet spun linen (makes both baskets) sizes & measurements LARGER BASKET: 8" (20.5cm) in diameter, 4" (10cm) tall SMALLER BASKET: 6" (15cm) in diameter, 3¼" (8.5cm) tall yarn preparation To create the yarn for this

you may want to start with 24 stitches. The directions below would still work in the same way. However, with 24 stitches, your blanket would have 3 cables and measure approximately 30" (76cm) wide. If you change to that width, I suggest doing only 6 repeats of the 4-row pattern to keep the proportions similar to what is shown. 2. Purl 2 stitches. *Knit 4 stitches normally. Purl 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches, and purl 1 stitch. Repeat from * twice more, or until 6 stitches remain. Finally, knit 4

with pride to make a fuzzy friend like this for him- or herself. Or, create this wooly guy to match your friend’s nursery and gift it with a color-coordinated stack of children’s books. PLAY BACK TO LIST FULL PROJECT USE-EVERYWHERE BOWS PROJECT TYPE: finger knitting SKILL LEVEL: beginner A sweet (not to mention easy) way to add a playful touch to favorite things—a tote bag, a gift, a plain coat, or even her hair—these bows are an effortless, charming upgrade requiring only a small amount

and solutions on will help. Adjusting Yarn Gauge Yarn gauge is dependent on yarn weight but also on the tool used to make the stitches, in this case, your arms. The size of your arms will affect your fabric: 10 stitches knit on my daughter’s arms will be smaller than 10 stitches knit on mine. The looseness with which you knit can also affect gauge. In most projects in this book—the Infinity Cowl, Rope Rug, Faux Sheepskin, and Cabled Blanket, for example—it won’t matter if your fabric is a

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