Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-11-2008, 05:34 PM   #1
Lollilulu
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Lollilulu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Alabama
Posts: 52
Thanks: 20
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
A better way to join?
I made a garter stitch belt ( out of bright pink yarn, nonetheless) and to join it at the ends I just sewed it together with yarn. It's not as smooth a look as I'd like -- is there a better way to do it?

ALSO

Is lace really as hard as it looks? What is the best lace yarn? What size needles (and how many)??

-the dunce
Lollilulu is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 03-11-2008, 06:55 PM   #2
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,241 Times in 1,838 Posts
I nice way to join seamlessly is using the Kitchener stitch. You do a provisional cast-on at one end, and when it's the length you want, you weave the live stitches together--it's used for sock toes, usually.

A 3-needle bind off using live stitches at each end leaves a seam, but a very neat one.

Lace is just a series of yo's and decreases. You can practice with any yarn, but for a lacier affect, use needles that are larger than normally called for for the weight of the yarn.

It's a bit tricky to knit with lace-weight yarn, but you can work dk and sport-weight yarn into beautiful lace for a first try.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to join us? ArtLady1981 General Knitting 0 01-14-2012 03:40 PM
Do Not join Romona How-to Questions 1 03-27-2010 12:45 AM
How to join crocee How-to Questions 3 01-23-2010 10:01 PM
Can I join yarn using felted join? cookworm Crochet! 2 11-03-2007 05:54 PM
how to join in? lcmart How-to Questions 5 10-12-2006 02:50 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:33 AM.