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Discussion in 'Knitting & Crochet' started by lavanya505, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. Shanvy

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    Hi shanvy,
    i saw .Beauty of crochet works.all works are very nice.but i don't know how to do.plz help me to start the work.
     
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    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=500 border=0><TD vAlign=top width="1%"><TD vAlign=top width=0><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=482 border=0><TR vAlign=top align=left background="http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/IDEAS/HEAD/HEAD_320.gif"><TD colSpan=5 height=10><TD width="17%">[​IMG]<TD class=ideatitle width="100%" background="HobbyCraft - Craft Techniques - Knitting_files/technique_how_to_title_slice.jpg"> Knitting<TD align=right width=13>[​IMG]<TD width=154 height=10>[​IMG]<TD width=10 height=10>[​IMG]<TD width=316 height=10>[​IMG]<TD colSpan=3 height=41>
    <TD vAlign=top align=left width="98%">[​IMG]<TD vAlign=top align=right width="2%" rowSpan=2><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="13%" border=0><TD align=right width="34%">[​IMG]<TD align=right width="66%"><TD align=right>[​IMG]<TD align=right> Hai Deepa ,

    I am sure this will help you to start, But i usually do crochet only. i did handbags purses, fridge covers, table mat. soon i will send the snap.

    Now u try with this

    SHREESUNDARAM:2thumbsup:
    <TD colSpan=3 height=10><HR><TD colSpan=3 height=10>[​IMG]<TD colSpan=3 height=10> <TD class=mainbody align=left colSpan=3>Knitting is the art of using wool or yarn to make fabric from interlocking loops. Knitted items are fun to make and provide an opportunity for creative selection of colour and style. In this beginners guide you’ll discover the basic techniques to get started in this popular craft. <TD align=left colSpan=3><HR><TD align=left colSpan=3> <TD align=left colSpan=3><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0>[​IMG]<TD noWrap width=298 bgColor=#00bf00>Equipment Needed[​IMG]
    <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>Wool

    The type of wool or yarn should be selected to suit each individual project, taking the composition and thickness into account.
    The choice includes wool, cotton, linen, silk, acrylic, nylon, blended fibres and novelty yarns.
    Needles

    Knitting needles come in a range of sizes from very fine to really fat. It is important to choose needles that feel comfortable in your hands and allow the stitches to slide along easily. The size is determined by the type of yarn and style of pattern but most garments require an average size needle.
    Pattern

    Knitting patterns are available for a wide range of projects. When knitting an item of clothing be sure to follow the same size throughout the pattern. One set of figures indicates it applies to all sizes.
    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0>[​IMG]<TD noWrap width=298 bgColor=#00bf00>Method[​IMG]
    <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>Casting on

    To make the very first loops on your needles, you ‘cast on’ stitches. There are several methods, but all of them require you, in the first place, to create an initial loop on your needle. A commonly used technique is shown here. All cast-on loops should be made as evenly as possible. Avoid casting on too tightly. The cast-on stitches should slide freely on the needle.
    Making the first loop

    1 Wrap the yarn around the first and second fingers of one hand.
    <TABLE width="100%"> <TD align=middle>[​IMG] <TD class=mainbody align=middle> <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>2 Place the tip of the needle under the front loop and draw the back loop through the front one. <TABLE width="100%"> <TD align=middle>[​IMG] <TD class=mainbody align=middle> <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>3 Withdraw your fingers from the loop, then tighten it on the needle to form the first stitch. <TABLE width="100%"> <TD align=middle>[​IMG] <TD class=mainbody align=middle> <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>Thumb cast-on

    This is a common, and easy, method of casting on. The tail end of the yarn is held in the right hand and the ball end of the yarn (also called the working yarn) is held in the left hand.
    1 With the initial loop on the needle, held in the right hand, hold the working yarn in the palm of the left hand, as shown, passing it around the thumb. If necessary to keep the loop on the needle in place, hold the tail end of the yarn with the right hand. Pass the tip of the needle from front to back under the front strand of yarn on the thumb as shown by the arrow.
    <TABLE width="100%"> <TD align=middle>[​IMG] <TD class=mainbody align=middle> <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>2 With the strand of yarn around your thumb caught by the needle, gently slip your left thumb out of the loop. <TABLE width="100%"> <TD align=middle>[​IMG] <TD class=mainbody align=middle> <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>3 Tighten the new loop on the needle, but make sure it will still glide along the needle. You have now made the second cast-on loop. <TABLE width="100%"> <TD align=middle>[​IMG] <TD class=mainbody align=middle> <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>4 Reinsert your left thumb under the working yarn to begin the next cast-on loop. Continue to cast on stiches by repeating steps 1 through 3. <TABLE width="100%"> <TD align=middle>[​IMG] <TD class=mainbody align=middle> <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>Knit stitch

    This is the first stitch you learn and is abbreviated in knitting patterns as k. It creates a simple ridged fabric known as garter stitch when worked on its own. When worked in alternate rows with purl stitch it forms a smooth textured stitch known as stocking stitch. Knit stitches are formed by inserting the tip of the knitting needle through from front to back of each stitch, passing the yarn around the needle and drawing a loop through.

    How to work the knit stitch

    1 Insert the tip of the right needle through the first loop on the left needle, from front to back. Then wrap the working yarn around the tip of the right needle. <TABLE width="100%"> <TD align=middle>[​IMG] <TD class=mainbody align=middle> <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>2 Pull the tip of the right needle and the yarn through the loop on the left needle. <TABLE width="100%"> <TD align=middle>[​IMG] <TD class=mainbody align=middle> <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>3 Slip the old loop off the left needle to complete the stitch. Continue knitting. <TABLE width="100%"> <TD align=middle>[​IMG] <TD class=mainbody align=middle> <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>Purl stitch

    This is the second stitch to learn and is very similar to the knit stitch. If all rows are purled a garter stitch fabric is created. When purl rows are combined alternately with knit rows, they form stocking stitch. The purl side of the stocking stitch fabric is called reverse stocking stitch. When a purl stitch is worked the yarn is held at the front of the work rather than at the back of the work as with the knit stitch.
    How to work the purl stitch

    1 Insert the right needle through the front of the first stitch on the left needle from right to left and wrap the working yarn around the tip of the needle as shown.
    <TABLE width="100%"> <TD align=middle>[​IMG] <TD class=mainbody align=middle> <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>2 With the tip of the right needle, pull the yarn through the loop on the left needle. <TABLE width="100%"> <TD align=middle>[​IMG] <TD class=mainbody align=middle> <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>3 Slip the old loop off the left needle, leaving a new stitch on the right needle. This completes the purl stitch. Continue in the same way until all the stitches on the left needle have been purled. This completes one purl row. <TABLE width="100%"> <TD align=middle>[​IMG] <TD class=mainbody align=middle> <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>Casting off

    Once you have completed your knitting, you will need to finish off the work. This is known as casting off. The stitches can be cast off as they are knitted, purled or worked in a pattern stitch, but the method is the same. The simple knit cast-off is shown below.

    How to cast off

    Be careful when casting off not to do so too tightly. You can use a larger size needle to avoid this, if you wish.

    1 Knit the first two stitches. Then pick up the first stitch with the tip of the left needle and pass it over the second stitch and off the right needle all together, to leave one stitch on the right handle.
    <TABLE width="100%"> <TD align=middle>[​IMG] <TD class=mainbody align=middle> <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>2 Now knit the next stitch so there are two stitches again on the right needle. Cast off another stitch by repeating step 1. <TABLE width="100%"> <TD align=middle>[​IMG] <TD class=mainbody align=middle> <TABLE width="100%"><TD class=mainbody>3 Continue to cast off stitch by stitch across the row until only one stitch remains. Break the yarn, draw the end through the last stitch, and slip the stitch off the needle. Pull the yarn to fasten off. The tail end will be darned in later during making up. <TABLE width="100%"> <TD align=middle>[​IMG] <TD class=mainbody align=middle>
     
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    Hi,
    Hello. Thanks Shree Sundaram for the new web address.
     
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    HI SHREESUNDARAM,
    wow..it is very good site.thanx for this link.
     
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    patterns for sofy toys

    Hi All,

    I like to do some fur toys (teddy bear,dog,monkey) on my own.

    Please tell me if you know a site to refer..

    Thanks
    Praveena
     
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    Hi Lavanya,

    Have u got the patterns...if so please help me

    Praveena
     
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    Hi praveena

    We used to get those cutting and detailed instructions for stitching the same in all the stores where intend to buy those materials...

    U can get them from Raja thread stores / Fathima thread stores in t nagar...

    They charge some around Rs.15/- for cutting and instructions sheet....

    all the best...

    bhuvana
     
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    Thanks for the information
     
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    Re: Crochet/ Knitting lover..? Great website to get orginal books for free...!!!

    Hi Thejasvi,

    I am also interested in Crochet and knitting. I made crochet (afghan blanket) and knit blanket for babies. Caps, sweaters etc.

    How you make purse or handbag. Can i have the procedure for that.
     

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