Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Stitches in the 'Knit & Purl' Section

Couple of days ago we added a couple of new stitches in the 'Knit & Purl' section of The first  stitch we'd like to introduce is the Stockinette Bobbles stitch.
Stockinette Bobbles            Side View
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This is the first bobble stitch we added to our library as a way to introduce one of the many techniques to make a bobble. All of them begin with making an odd number of stitches (usually 5 or 7) into one and the same stitch on a wrong side row of your work. Then, in the more traditional techniques you need to turn your work, work the newly increased stitches, turn again and decrease the stitches back to one, before continuing with the rest of the right side row. In the technique we used to create the Stockinette Bobbles the increased stitches aren't worked separately and there is no turning of the work for the specific purpose of finishing a bobble. Easy and simple.

The other stitches we included recently are created with nothing more than simple knit and purl stitches. They are also the first stitches with shiny new written instructions!

And here they are:
Stockinette Mosaic                            Garter Stitch Stripes                       4x2 Basket Weave
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Written Instructions Are Coming To

Poll Results (Image by
Over the past couple of months we've been asking you whether you had a preference for knitting charts or traditional, written knitting instructions.

As you can see the results are in and 74% of the votes are in favor of the written instructions. What you might ask is what we are going to do about it? was created with the idea to offer a rich and useful resource for knitting stitches for our visitors and we are taking every piece of feedback and every idea we're getting very seriously. So over the next weeks we'll be gradually adding written instructions to the knitting charts on the website. In the meantime we would like to thank you for being our loyal fans and for your patience, while we're working on improving the site.

Your opinion truly counts.
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