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Knitting Projects Photo Gallery
Intarsia and Duplicate Stitch
Some of my Original Patterns
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 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.
Learn Color Knitting Techniques - Stripes, Intarsia, and Fair Isle
- How to Knit with Color Patterns: Step by Step to a Fair Isle Sweater
Knit colour patterns with confidence by following these simple steps to learning fair isle knitting. A fair isle sweater knit from a vintage Girl Scout pattern is used as an example of the technique.
- Prisoner of Azkaban Scarf on the Round - The Leaky Cauldron
Knit scarves in all the Hogwarts house colors from the Harry Potter books and movies.
A Tardis Hat! Sometimes I Like to Crochet, Too.
More Free Knitting Patterns - Knitters Love the Internet!
A Simple Lace Pattern
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 SweatersClick thumbnail to view full-size
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?