Friday, July 13, 2012
Loops and threads "flaunt" yarn
This is loops and threads flaunt yarn. This works up into a ruffled fabric. You only knit the eyelet loops and let the rest hang and form a ruffle. The tension of the stitches cause the yarn to draw up into the ruffle making a complicated looking work that's so easy, a new knitter can do it without much more instruction than a glance at the back of the label.
However....there was a knot in this skein....which a beginner may not know how to resolve...so therefore I made a few vids on working with this yarn that are posted now. To resolve a knot...or for that matter...to join a second ball of yarn, cut the yarn before an eyelet and match up the last available eyelet of free end of the old strand, with the first available eyelet on the free end of the new strand. When knitting....the needle goes into both of the overlapped eyelet stitches and is knitted as one stitch. This allows the two ends to be virtually seamless and practically invisible when the next row or two is knitted over it.
the how too is here in vid 446. "Flaunt" it if you got it