I want to share a complete set of photo tutorials for all the special stitches used In a Slipstream of Colour, so here is the final one…ironically for the first part of the pattern, but in time for the Ravelry pattern launch tomorrow!
I originally abbreviated this mock cable to 1/1 RC – 1/1 Right Cross, in the free version of the pattern. But the “C” in this stitch probably should have stood for Confusion, not Cross. This is NOT cabling without a cable needle.
Therefore, I’ve renamed the stitch 1/1 RX – 1/1 Right Crossover, to differentiate it in the Ravelry pattern. I expect it’s really an unvention, but I’ve yet to find it described elsewhere online.
I use this stitch because it best follows the other textures I chose for this design. It’s like a warm-up for the second part of the pattern, which itself is designed to flow nicely into the third section. Continue reading
I finished all my Slipstream projects with a little steam. From talking to other knitters, I gather that approaching precious wool with a hot iron can be daunting. I’ll try to take away some of the mystery – and fear – by sharing my methods. Continue reading
For vacation knitting? Slipstream projects in sunshine shades? (Republic of Wool, Anthologie)
The fourth clue in the FREE Slipstream Mystery Knitalongs is out today!
It’s time for the colours to build-up in a flow, before flying away off your needles. Continue reading
Here is the next photo-tutorial for the special stitches used In a Slipstream of Colour.
This is how to make W1, worked through the back of the loop, and how to handle the double-wrapped stitch on the following round.
I love the idea of this waterfall as a solid representation of air flowing; it’s much easier to photograph! The perfect backdrop for the Slipstream photo shoot.
The third clue in the FREE Slipstream Mystery Knitalongs is out today!
The colours are no longer turbulent, but start to flow in a slipstream. Continue reading
Nature’s Luxury – 100% silk ribbon-sytle yarn called Geisha. I wanted the whole palette!
I admit I wasn’t planning to go to this new British yarn & knitting show.
Then I read the exhibitor list.
The Unwind team organised a truly amazing line-up. I’m now so glad I went. I met friends old-and-new – of the people and yarn variety.
Long-tail cast on…the best version.
“There are cast ons and cast offs that you’ll never need to know. Wouldn’t it be nice is someone did the research and chose the best ones for you?”
When I read this, I jumped at the chance to attend Amy Singer’s workshop last Saturday. I’m pleased to say the day lived up to its claims. Continue reading
In the original free version of the MKAL patterns, this stitch was called 1/3 RC. Due to the confusion this caused, it is renamed 1/3 RX in the Ravelry published version.
Here is my photo tutorial for the 1/3 Right Crossover used In a Slipstream of Colour. Continue reading
The second clue in the FREE Slipstream Mystery Knitalongs is out today!
The colours change from turbulence to gently swirling around the design.
How wild is the yarn you chose? Or did you play it safe? (Miss Babs Yummy, Berlin)
Ice Storm: Long Cowl with a long cast on to join in the round
How can you avoid the dreaded twist when joining in the round? Why, when you are reaaaaaalllly sure it isn’t twisted, does it turn out to be twisted a few rounds later? Is there any way to fix a twist?
There are a few tricks, for novices and more experienced knitters alike. I want to share these today because they’re relevant to the Slipstream mysteries.