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Updated on October 18, 2015

Intarsia and Duplicate Stitch

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Some of my Original Patterns

Knitted Cowls from FiberFrau: Scarves in the Round
Knitted Cowls from FiberFrau: Scarves in the Round

4 cowls, from lightweight lace to super warm

 

An Eclectic Collection of Knitting Techniques and Projects

Do you enjoy learning different knitting techniques and trying new tools? My knitting projects reflect my enjoyment of the entire process of knitting, from pattern design to yarn selection to finishing off. For example, the tree design at the right was knit simply to try out the intarsia knitting and duplicate stitch embroidery techniques. Even if the results of my first attempts are less than perfect, the scarf this tree adorns will still keep somebody warm this winter. Knitting allows you to make mistakes that are still useful!

Look through my photo album and see if there is a new technique you'd like to learn. I've included some of my favorite knitting books to help you with projects and techniques. For more inspiration, join Ravelry and network with knitters all over the world who share their projects, pictures, and patterns.

All the photos in this hub are my own. (I'm a much better knitter than photographer!)

Simple Fair Isle Pattern - Two-color, stranded knitting

Christmas
Christmas

Christmas Stockings in Fair Isle

I knit this design from a pattern in Love of Knitting magazine, winter 2011 issue. Since I knit both English and Continental, I simply held one color in each hand. If you knit like this, be sure to always hold the same color in the same hand--otherwise your stitches may be uneven, since most of us don't knit with the same tension in right and left hands.

After completing this stocking, I made another with the main color and accent color reversed. This way I used the leftover yarn to best advantage. Fair Isle projects can be great stash busters; use those small amounts left over from past projects. Just be sure to only combine yarns of similar weight and washability.

A Tardis Hat! Sometimes I Like to Crochet, Too.

Pattern at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-tardis-hat
Pattern at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-tardis-hat | Source

A Simple Lace Pattern

Knitted Lace

Scarves are a Good Start

I have found the best way to try out a new lace knitting pattern is to make a small scarf. Lace has so many open spaces that a single skein of yarn can go a long way! The scarf shown here was knit in the "faggot stitch" pattern using a kitten-soft, bamboo-blend yarn.

This Naturally Spa yarn from Caron was so soft I actually caught myself stroking it in the craft store--as if it were a kitten! Bamboo is a renewable resource, too, so I feel good using this material for my lace projects.

Project Photo Gallery - Socks, Scarves, and Sweaters

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Tubular scarf in the faction colors from the novel "Divergent"Warm worsted-weight socksYet another Hogwarts scarf in progress--tubular Hufflepuff scarfShaped scarf with stripes and duplicate-stitched treeClassic Dr. Who scarfLace cowl collar in Vanna's Glamour yarn
Tubular scarf in the faction colors from the novel "Divergent"
Tubular scarf in the faction colors from the novel "Divergent"
Warm worsted-weight socks
Warm worsted-weight socks
Yet another Hogwarts scarf in progress--tubular Hufflepuff scarf
Yet another Hogwarts scarf in progress--tubular Hufflepuff scarf
Shaped scarf with stripes and duplicate-stitched tree
Shaped scarf with stripes and duplicate-stitched tree
Classic Dr. Who scarf
Classic Dr. Who scarf
Lace cowl collar in Vanna's Glamour yarn
Lace cowl collar in Vanna's Glamour yarn

Process or Project Knitter?

Some knitters enjoy the process of knitting, even if they are knitting for no particular reason. Other knitters simply want to produce knitted items as efficiently as possible. Which are you?

What is Your Knitting Personality?

I love the process no matter what the outcome.

I love the process no matter what the outcome.

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  • Maria Burgess 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

    Potholders and scarves are about all I have been able to have the patience for!

I knit to create finished projects.

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  • KnitnPurlGirl 3 years ago

    I love to watch something go from imagination to reality....to finished!

  • lionmom100 3 years ago

    I haven't knitted in years, but as with most projects, I make it to complete it.

  • Kimberly Schimmel, MLS 4 years ago from Greensboro, NC

    While I love the process, I also have goals and plan to use my finished projects or give them away.

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      Maria Burgess 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      My grandmother used to knit us socks and they were a little rough but boy were they warm. One year she made us all toe socks. The knitted lace scarf image looks very nice! Appreciate you sharing your projects, Ms Kim!

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      MariaMontgomery 3 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      I still haven't tried knitting socks, but I'm planning to start soon. Probably when the weather gets cooler. I seem to knit more in the cooler months than in summer. I have used the bamboo yarn, too. It is so-o-o-o soft. I love the feel of it.

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      MariaMontgomery 3 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      I still haven't tried knitting socks, but I'm planning to start soon. Probably when the weather gets cooler. I seem to knit more in the cooler months than in summer. I have used the bamboo yarn, too. It is so-o-o-o soft. I love the feel of it.

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      Kimberly Schimmel, MLS 3 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      @MBurgess: Grandmothers are always concerned we might get cold, aren't they?

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      Kimberly Schimmel, MLS 3 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      @MariaMontgomery: Bamboo is nice for summer socks--light and breathable.

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      KnitnPurlGirl 3 years ago

      I love knitting anything magic loop style. No more double pointed needles for me! I found a pattern for Christmas tree mini-sweater-ornaments. The patterns calls for DPN but I just did it on a long circular needle...it's so much more enjoyable! And those teeny-tiny sweaters are adorable!

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