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Old 11-10-2004, 11:41 AM   #11
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Amy,
You have it exactly. People who do complex lace will put a stitch marker between each repeat of the pattern horizontally and a lifeline between each repeat of the pattern vertically. If you have every dropped a stitch in lace knitting, you know that it can be nearly impossible to rework those stitches again. A life line every pattern repeat or every X number of rows insure you only have to tear back a few rows instead of having to start fresh. I generally used undyed crochet cotton thread. I have a monster spool of it that I use for any number of purposes. It's generally fine enough not to stretch out the stitches, it won't shed or discolor your knitting and it doesn't catch on yarns when you yank it out.
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Old 11-15-2004, 01:44 PM   #12
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I would love to see adding in a new color, either for intarsia of Fair isle or whatever. I always get big holes even after wrapping the new color around the old. I'm jsut doing something wrong. hmmm.....
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Sure, feministmama, I'll include a video using two colors, with both methods. To work intarsia, you put down the old yarn, pick up the new yarn (usually from underneath the old yarn, so they're overlapping), and give the new yarn a tug, to prevent the hole, and then knit or purl with it. ...I'll illustrate this on the video, (when I finally have a sunny day to shoot it).
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Old 11-17-2004, 02:26 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone, keep 'em coming.

You all are my beta-testers. I'll be telling a lot more people about the site soon, but I'm waiting a bit until I've made some adjustments.
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Old 11-19-2004, 12:32 AM   #15
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well, i would love to see this picot binding i was trying to do the other day and then just ended up improvising instead. it is probably quite simple but i wasn't getting it:

BO 2

*CO 2, BO 4* repeat to end
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Fair Isle
Since I'm just about to start a Fair Isle project, and I've never worked with more than one colour before (horizontal stripes don't really count) I would love some basic instruction videos on fair isle techniques.

I'm sure this has been said a million times, but this site is great. Keep up the good work!

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Old 11-19-2004, 10:44 AM   #17
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Amigarabita-- did they say which kind of CO to use? Backward loop maybe? And, I assume, Basic Knit BO....
Is there a picture somewhere I can see the results?

Kiri--I'll definitely be adding the Fair Isle technique info soon. Well, as soon as the weather cooperates! (I only shoot in sunlight, because I don't have fancy studio lighting...and it's been cloudy for two weeks! )

If you're eager to get started: the basic principle of two-handed Fair Isle knitting is to use the Continental Knitting style (by holding one color yarn in the left hand), and also the English knitting style (to hold the other color yarn in the right hand). You knit with both yarns, exactly in the ways shown in the Continental and English knitting videos, just alternating the two methods. Hold the most-used color in the hand you're most comfortable knitting with.

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Old 11-20-2004, 03:10 AM   #18
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yeah, here it is:

http://www.mlminspirations.com/patte...es/Gloves.html
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I emailed Marnie, and she says she used "Knitting On" (video in Basic Techniques) to cast on. And "Basic Knit Bind-Off" (video in Basic Techniques) to BO.

Hope that helps.

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Old 11-21-2004, 03:12 PM   #20
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Picot Bind Off
Amy, you are correct. A picot Bind off, written:
BO 2, CO 2, BO 4
Would be worked like this:

Bind off two stitches in the normal way.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...bo-english.avi

Now add 2 stitches by working a Cast on for 2 additional stitches. To do this, you'll need to move the one stitch on your right hand needle, back over to your left hand needle

Now repeat the next two steps until all your stitches are gone:

1. Using Amy's basic "Knitting on" cast on video:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...on-english.avi
Pretend the first loop in her video is the stitch you moved back to your left hand needle. You will need to make 2 additional stitches

Bind off 4 stitches
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...bo-english.avi

It sounds weird, but if you do this a few times, you'll start to see how it works.
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