NewStitchaDay.com http://newstitchaday.com Knitting and Crochet Made Simple Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:54:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 6 Great Valentine’s Day Patterns for your Next Project http://newstitchaday.com/6-great-valentines-day-patterns-next-project/ http://newstitchaday.com/6-great-valentines-day-patterns-next-project/#comments Sat, 08 Feb 2014 22:24:54 +0000 http://newstitchaday.com/?p=14683 This week in stitches features… If you just can’t wait for This Week in Stitches each week, and you want even more fun, interesting links than the few we highlight here, follow @newstitchaday on Twitter or join our Facebook page. It’s painless. Really. A Quick Hello It’s time for another weekly round up of the going ons at Yarn Nation. I’ve spent most of the last week sick, which doesn’t happen very often. My wife has been awesome though and I’m almost back to full health. We’re working hard on The 30 Day Sweater in preparation for our booth at next week’s Stitches West Expo. We can’t wait to be exhibiting and meeting so many of you in person. If you’ve made a sweater with the 30 Day Sweater Framework, come by the booth and we’ll have something special for you. On a personal note, I’ve been helping a close friend of mine, Antonio, open a restaurant over the past few months. We both are very passionate about bringing a local food experience to the area where we live. They currently have an Indiegogo campaign that’s wrapping up this week and we both would be very appreciative if you consider making a small donation. I don’t do this often, but this is a project near and dear to my heart. In the meantime there’s lots more great stuff below, so check out our pattern finds and all of this week’s stitches. Don’t forget to answer our question of the week [...]

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This week in stitches features…

  • The Subscriber of the Week
  • 6 Great Valentine’s Day Patterns for your Next Project
  • This Week’s Stitches

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A Quick Hello

It’s time for another weekly round up of the going ons at Yarn Nation.

I’ve spent most of the last week sick, which doesn’t happen very often. My wife has been awesome though and I’m almost back to full health. We’re working hard on The 30 Day Sweater in preparation for our booth at next week’s Stitches West Expo. We can’t wait to be exhibiting and meeting so many of you in person. If you’ve made a sweater with the 30 Day Sweater Framework, come by the booth and we’ll have something special for you.

On a personal note, I’ve been helping a close friend of mine, Antonio, open a restaurant over the past few months. We both are very passionate about bringing a local food experience to the area where we live. They currently have an Indiegogo campaign that’s wrapping up this week and we both would be very appreciative if you consider making a small donation. I don’t do this often, but this is a project near and dear to my heart.

Click Here To Support The Nest IndieGoGo Campaign

In the meantime there’s lots more great stuff below, so check out our pattern finds and all of this week’s stitches.

Don’t forget to answer our question of the week at the end of the post!


Welcome to Our New Email Subscribers

Last week we had 551 people coming on board the New Stitch a Day VIP email list! We’re very excited to welcome you to the NSAD family!

Great job to all of you who are telling your friends about the site on Twitter, Facebook, Ravelry, Knitting Paradise, Pinterest, and at your local yarn stores. Keep up the good work!


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Recent Yarn Craft Academy Classes!

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Knitting Styles 101: English Style Knitting for Beginners

Are you a continental style knitter that’s always wanted to learn english style? Are you a beginner knitter who wants to improve their technique? In this online video class, knitting instructor Johnny Vasquez explains the basics of knitting english style. From how to hold your needles and yarn, to finger exercises to improve your muscle memory, this class will start you on the right path to putting another tool in your knitting tool belt!

Click Here to Learn More

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Knitting Styles 103: Combined Style Knitting for Beginners

Are you a continental style knitter who finds purling difficult? Are you looking for a way to have more even looking knitting? Would you like to improve your speed and comfort while knitting?

In this online video class, knitting instructor Johnny Vasquez explains the basics of knitting combined style. You’ll learn the differences between Eastern and Western style knitting, how to make a better purl stitch, and how to convert patterns for combined knitting!

Click Here to Learn More


Show and Tell!

I got a lot of photos from people of their projects this week, so let me share them with you. (Click the images for a larger version)

Deb-Shawl

Margie-cowl

Susan-Hat & Key hole scarf

Randi

1. Deb made this beautiful shawl!

2. Margie made this lovely cowl!

3. Susan crocheted this cute hat and keyhole scarf for her daughter!

4. Randi knitted these amazing socks!


Subscriber of the Week

This week’s subscriber of the week is Lynn Pyper!

Lynn crocheted these adorable amigurumi bears!

Lynn-Amigurumi Bears

We love to see people’s creativity, especially when it involves making these amazing bears. So we decided to make her subscriber of the week!

Please congratulate Lynn in the comments!

If you want to be considered for the subscriber of the week, send some photos of your work to showandtell@newstitchaday.com or you can reply to any of our newsletters with a photo.

You can also tweet a photo to us on Twitter or with the hashtag #newstitchaday on Instagram.


Follow Us on Pinterest!

We’ve been hard at work putting together some great boards for you to give you a little yarnspiration. It’s also a great way to remember and share your favorite tutorials with your friends!

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Pattern Finds: 6 Great Valentine’s Day Patterns for your Next Project

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  • My Slouchy Valentine by Michelle Ransome (Free)

  • Mini Valentine’s Day Puppy by Melissa’s Crochet Patterns (Free)

  • Valentine Scarf or Shawl by Shui Kuen Kozinski $6.00

  • Sweetheart Coinpurse by Natalie Gagnon $3.80

  • LoveSocks by Devon Clement (Free)

  • Valentine’s Day Coffee Kozie by Becky Ferris (Free)


This Week’s Stitches

How to Knit the Seaming Two Bind Off Edges Together

How to Crochet the Picking up Stitches for Borders

How to Knit the Cable and Ladder Stitch

How to Crochet the Aligned Puff Stitch

How to Knit the Knot Stitch

How to Crochet the Crossed Cluster Stitch

How to Knit the Single Lace Rib Stitch

How to Crochet the Griddle Stitch

How to Knit the Fleck Stitch

How to Crochet the 2 Color Catherine Wheel Stitch

[Question of the Week] What is your favorite Valentine’s Day memory? Let us know in the comments!

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7 Simple Scarf Patterns for your Next Project http://newstitchaday.com/7-simple-scarf-patterns-for-your-next-project/ http://newstitchaday.com/7-simple-scarf-patterns-for-your-next-project/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:10:11 +0000 http://newstitchaday.com/?p=12877 This week in stitches features… If you just can’t wait for This Week in Stitches each week, and you want even more fun, interesting links than the few we highlight here, follow @newstitchaday on Twitter or join our Facebook page. It’s painless. Really. A Quick Hello It’s been a while since we’ve done a weekly update, but we’re back and will be bringing you a weekly round up of everything going on around Yarn Nation. First my condolences to all you Broncos fans who had to endure that horror movie of a football game on Sunday. I’m not a big sports person, but I felt really bad for Peyton Manning and his team as the Seahawks’ Legion of Boom obliterated them. We’ve got a lot of changes going on behind the scenes here at Yarn Nation and you’ll be hearing more about those over the coming weeks and months. In the meantime there’s lots more great stuff below, so check out our pattern finds and all of this week’s stitches. Don’t forget to answer our question of the week at the end of the post! Welcome to Our New Email Subscribers It’s been a long time since our last update, and we’ve had a big bump with 1091 people coming on board the New Stitch a Day VIP email list in the last 4 weeks! We’re very excited to welcome you to the NSAD family! Great job to all of you who are telling your friends about the site on [...]

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This week in stitches features…

  • New Academy Classes
  • The Subscriber of the Week
  • 7 Simple Scarf Patterns for your Next Project
  • This Week’s Stitches

If you just can’t wait for This Week in Stitches each week, and you want even more fun, interesting links than the few we highlight here, follow @newstitchaday on Twitter or join our Facebook page. It’s painless. Really.


A Quick Hello

It’s been a while since we’ve done a weekly update, but we’re back and will be bringing you a weekly round up of everything going on around Yarn Nation.

First my condolences to all you Broncos fans who had to endure that horror movie of a football game on Sunday. I’m not a big sports person, but I felt really bad for Peyton Manning and his team as the Seahawks’ Legion of Boom obliterated them.

We’ve got a lot of changes going on behind the scenes here at Yarn Nation and you’ll be hearing more about those over the coming weeks and months.

In the meantime there’s lots more great stuff below, so check out our pattern finds and all of this week’s stitches.

Don’t forget to answer our question of the week at the end of the post!


Welcome to Our New Email Subscribers

It’s been a long time since our last update, and we’ve had a big bump with 1091 people coming on board the New Stitch a Day VIP email list in the last 4 weeks! We’re very excited to welcome you to the NSAD family!

Great job to all of you who are telling your friends about the site on Twitter, Facebook, Ravelry, Knitting Paradise, Pinterest, and at your local yarn stores. Keep up the good work!


New Yarn Craft Academy Classes!

101-English-Style-Cover-720x405

Knitting Styles 101: English Style Knitting for Beginners

Are you a continental style knitter that’s always wanted to learn english style? Are you a beginner knitter who wants to improve their technique? In this online video class, knitting instructor Johnny Vasquez explains the basics of knitting english style. From how to hold your needles and yarn, to finger exercises to improve your muscle memory, this class will start you on the right path to putting another tool in your knitting tool belt!

Click Here to Learn More

Combined-Knitting-Cover-720x405

Knitting Styles 103: Combined Style Knitting for Beginners

Are you a continental style knitter who finds purling difficult? Are you looking for a way to have more even looking knitting? Would you like to improve your speed and comfort while knitting?

In this online video class, knitting instructor Johnny Vasquez explains the basics of knitting combined style. You’ll learn the differences between Eastern and Western style knitting, how to make a better purl stitch, and how to convert patterns for combined knitting!

Click Here to Learn More


Show and Tell!

I got a lot of photos from people of their projects this week, so let me share them with you. (Click the images for a larger version)

Ginny-mosaic Phone case

Dolores-raglan sweater

Cynthia- Shawl

Kristine-crochet hat

1. Ginny knitted this cool mosaic phone case from our Mosaic Knitting for Beginners class!

2. Dolores knitted this cute raglan sweater!

3. Cynthia made this beautiful shawl!

4. Jan knitted this lovely shawl!


Subscriber of the Week

This week’s subscriber of the week is Mary Jane Cagle!

Mary Jane knitted this adorable alphabet monkey baby blanket. Mary Jane made it for her grandson!

Mary Jane-blanket

We love to see people’s creativity, especially when it involves making an amazing gift for someone special. So we decided to make her subscriber of the week!

Please congratulate Mary Jane in the comments!

If you want to be considered for the subscriber of the week, send some photos of your work to showandtell@newstitchaday.com or you can reply to any of our newsletters with a photo.

You can also tweet a photo to us on Twitter or with the hashtag #newstitchaday on Instagram.


Follow Us on Pinterest!

We’ve been hard at work putting together some great boards for you to give you a little yarnspiration. It’s also a great way to remember and share your favorite tutorials with your friends!

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Pattern Finds: 7 Simple Scarf Patterns for your Next Project

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  • Infinity Scarves Pattern by Cari Clement (Free)

    Infinity Scarves Pattern by Cari Clement (Free)

  • Neckwarmer Patten by Bernat Design Studio (Free)

    Neckwarmer Patten by Bernat Design Studio (Free)

  • Rockfeller Pattern by Stephen West ($6.00)

    Rockfeller Pattern by Stephen West ($6.00)

  • Oversized Infinity Scarf, Chunky Infinity Scarf by Melissa Grice ($4.00)

    Oversized Infinity Scarf, Chunky Infinity Scarf by Melissa Grice ($4.00)

  • Scarf/Neckwarmer Pattern by Filatura Di Crosa (Free)

    Scarf/Neckwarmer Pattern by Filatura Di Crosa (Free)

  • Two Meter Long Ribbed Scarf by Mel Paton (Free)

    Two Meter Long Ribbed Scarf by Mel Paton (Free)

    Zebra Cowl Pattern By Caroline Wiens (Free)

    Zebra Cowl Pattern By Caroline Wiens (Free)


This Week’s Stitches

How to Knit the Crochet Provisional Cast On

How to Crochet the Front and Back Loop Single Crochet Stitch

How to Knit the Branched Cable Stitch

How to Crochet the Double Crochet V Stitch

How to Knit the Shingle Stitch

How to Crochet the Snapdragon Shells Stitch

How to Knit the Right Cross Cork Cable Stitch

How to Crochet the Open Fan Stitch

How to Knit the Caterpillar Stitch

How to Crochet the Crochet Curlicue

[Question of the Week] What was your favorite Super Bowl ad? Let us know in the comments!

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How to Knit the Garter Mitered Corner Stitch http://newstitchaday.com/how-to-knit-the-garter-mitered-corner-stitch/ http://newstitchaday.com/how-to-knit-the-garter-mitered-corner-stitch/#comments Sat, 07 Dec 2013 01:00:00 +0000 http://newstitchaday.com/?p=13354 This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the garter mitered corner. This technique is worked by knitting up stitches on a selvedge edge, working from the inside outwards. The angle is made by making invisible increases each side of a centre stitch. Materials Used in this Tutorial TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH: Knit Stitch – K Purl-P Knit 2 Together-k2tog Knit 2 Together Through Back Loop-k2tog tbl Skill: Intermediate Cast On: Worked over 5 sts. Pattern Instructions Row 1 (Right Side): k2tog, k1, k2tog tbl.. Row 2 knit all sts, including made sts, except the centre st (axis) purl this st. Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have reached your desired length. Like This Stitch? Check out The Harmony Guides: Knit & Purl for more great stitches just like the ones on this site! Swatch Photos

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How to Knit the Garter Mitered Corner Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the garter mitered corner. This technique is worked by knitting up stitches on a selvedge edge, working from the inside outwards. The angle is made by making invisible increases each side of a centre stitch.

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

A Pair of Knitting Needles



Sponsored by:

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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Knit Stitch – K
Purl-P
Knit 2 Together-k2tog
Knit 2 Together Through Back Loop-k2tog tbl

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On: Worked over 5 sts.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Right Side): k2tog, k1, k2tog tbl..

  2. Row 2

    knit all sts, including made sts, except the centre st (axis) purl this st.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Garter Mitered Corner Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Garter Mitered Corner Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Garter Mitered Corner Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Garter Mitered Corner Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)

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How to Knit the Chunky Braid Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the chunky braid stitch. This stitch creates a beautiful thick cable pattern. The chunky braid stitch would be great for cowls, scarves, and sweaters!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


nsad-webs-northampton-sage-heather-h150

Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

A Pair of Knitting Needles



Sponsored by:

WEBS Americas Yarn Store


TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Knit Stitch – K
Purl-P
Reverse Stockinette Stitch- St st

Cable 6 Front (C6F)- slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 3 sts from left hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.

Cable 6 Back (C6B)- slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 3 sts from left hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On: Panel with a Multiple of 6 sts + 9 on a background of reverse St st.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Right Side): knit.

  2. Row 2

    purl.

  3. Row 3

    k3, *C6F; rep from * to end.

  4. Row 4

    purl.

  5. Row 5

    knit.

  6. Row 6

    purl.

  7. Row 7

    *C6B; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

  8. Row 8

    purl.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Chunky Braid Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Chunky Braid Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Chunky Braid Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Chunky Braid Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)

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Example of the Snowflake Motif

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the snowflake motif. This stitch creates a lovely snowflake pattern. The snowflake motif would be great for afghans, dollies, and christmas ornaments!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


nsad-webs-northampton-bright-blue-heather-h150

Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

A Crochet Hook



Sponsored by:

WEBS Americas Yarn Store


TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Chain Stitch – Ch
Single Crochet-sc
Double Crochet-dc
Slip Stitch-Sl st
Half Double Crochet-hdc

Skill: Intermediate
Foundation Chain: 6 ch, join with a Sl st.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Round 1

    1ch, into ring work [1sc, 2ch] 6 times, join with sl st to 1st sc.

  2. Round 2

    1ch, into each 2ch sp work [2sc, 1hdc, 3dc, 1hdc, 2sc], join with sl st to 1st sc. (6 petals).

  3. Round 3

    3 sl st to center dc, 3ch (count as 1dc), 4dc into same st, *3ch, 5dc in center of dc of next petal; rep from * 4 more times, 3ch, join with sl st to 3rd of 1st 3ch.

  4. Round 4

    sl st to center dc, 1ch, [1sc, 7ch, 1sc] into same st, *8ch, skip 4dc, [1sc, 7ch, 1sc] into next dc; rep from * 4 more times, 8ch, join with sl st to 1st sc.

  5. Round 5

    Sl st to 4th ch of 7ch loop, 1ch, [1sc, 7ch, 1sc] into loop, *10ch, [1sc, 7ch, 1sc] into 4th ch of next 7ch loop; rep from * 4 more times, 10ch, join with sl st to 1st sc.

  6. Round 6

    Sl st to 4th ch of 7ch loop, 1ch, into same st work (1sc, 6ch, [1 sl st, 6ch] twice, 1sc), *12ch, into 4th ch of next 7ch loop work (1sc, 6ch, [1 sl st, 6ch] twice, 1sc); rep from * 4 more times, 12ch, join with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten Off.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Snowflake Motif. (Reversible)

Example of the Snowflake Motif. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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How to Knit the Sliding Block Stitch http://newstitchaday.com/knit-sliding-block-stitch/ http://newstitchaday.com/knit-sliding-block-stitch/#comments Thu, 05 Dec 2013 01:00:09 +0000 http://newstitchaday.com/?p=14053 This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the sliding block stitch. This stitch creates an interesting color work pattern. The sliding block stitch would be great for cowls, hats, and sweaters! Materials Used in this Tutorial TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH: Knit Stitch – K Purl-P With Yarn in Back (wyib)- With Yarn in Front (wyif)- Skill: Intermediate Cast On: Cast On with Color A Multiple of 6 sts + 3. Colors A and B. Pattern Instructions Prep Row Color A: knit. Row 1 (Right Side) Color B: *k5, sl 1 wyib; rep from *, end k3. Row 2 Color A: p3, *sl 1 wyif, p5; rep from *. Row 3 Color A: k1, *sl 1 wyib, k5; rep from *, end sl 1 k1. Row 4 Color A: k1, *sl 1 wyif, k5; rep from *, end sl 1, k1. Row 5 Color B: k3, *sl 1 wyib, k5; rep from *. Row 6 Color B: *p5, sl 1 wyif; rep from *, end p3. Row 7 Color A: k1, *sl 1 wyib, k5; rep from *, end sl 1 k1. Row 8 Color A: k1, *sl 1 wyif, k5; rep from *, end sl 1, k1. Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length. Like This Stitch? Check out The Harmony Guides: Knit & Purl for more great stitches just like the ones on this site! Swatch Photos

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How to Knit the Sliding Block Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the sliding block stitch. This stitch creates an interesting color work pattern. The sliding block stitch would be great for cowls, hats, and sweaters!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

A Pair of Knitting Needles



Sponsored by:

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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Knit Stitch – K
Purl-P
With Yarn in Back (wyib)-

With Yarn in Front (wyif)-

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On: Cast On with Color A Multiple of 6 sts + 3. Colors A and B.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Prep Row

    Color A: knit.

  2. Row 1

    (Right Side) Color B: *k5, sl 1 wyib; rep from *, end k3.

  3. Row 2

    Color A: p3, *sl 1 wyif, p5; rep from *.

  4. Row 3

    Color A: k1, *sl 1 wyib, k5; rep from *, end sl 1 k1.

  5. Row 4

    Color A: k1, *sl 1 wyif, k5; rep from *, end sl 1, k1.

  6. Row 5

    Color B: k3, *sl 1 wyib, k5; rep from *.

  7. Row 6

    Color B: *p5, sl 1 wyif; rep from *, end p3.

  8. Row 7

    Color A: k1, *sl 1 wyib, k5; rep from *, end sl 1 k1.

  9. Row 8

    Color A: k1, *sl 1 wyif, k5; rep from *, end sl 1, k1.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Sliding Block Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Sliding Block Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Sliding Block Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Sliding Block Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)

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]]> http://newstitchaday.com/knit-sliding-block-stitch/feed/ 0 How to Crochet the Pine Trees Stitch http://newstitchaday.com/crochet-pine-trees-stitch/ http://newstitchaday.com/crochet-pine-trees-stitch/#comments Thu, 05 Dec 2013 01:00:00 +0000 http://newstitchaday.com/?p=13881 This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the pine trees stitch. This stitch creates a pine tree pattern with lots of texture. The pine trees stitch would be great for ornaments, scarves, and coffee cozies! Materials Used in this Tutorial TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH: Chain Stitch – Ch Double Crochet-dc Single Crochet-sc Skill: Intermediate Foundation Chain: Multiple of 10 sts + 4. Pattern Instructions Foundation Row 1dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 4, skip next 4 ch, 1sc next ch, ch 4, skip next 4 ch, 3dc in next ch, rep from * across, ending with 2dc in last ch, turn. Row 1 ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), skip 1st dc, 2dc in next dc, *ch 3, 1sc in next sc, ch 3, 2dc in next dc**, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1dc top of turning ch, turn. Row 2 ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), skip 1st dc, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, *ch 2, 1dc in next sc, ch 2, 2dc in next dc **, 1dc in each of next 3dc, 2dc in next dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1dc in next dc, 1dc in top of turning ch, turn. Row 3 ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), skip 1st dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc, 2dc in next dc, *ch 1, 2dc in next dc**, 1dc in each of [...]

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How to Crochet the Pine Trees Stitch

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the pine trees stitch. This stitch creates a pine tree pattern with lots of texture. The pine trees stitch would be great for ornaments, scarves, and coffee cozies!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


nsad-webs-northampton-light-green-heather-h150

Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

A Crochet Hook



Sponsored by:

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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Chain Stitch – Ch
Double Crochet-dc
Single Crochet-sc

Skill: Intermediate
Foundation Chain: Multiple of 10 sts + 4.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Foundation Row

    1dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 4, skip next 4 ch, 1sc next ch, ch 4, skip next 4 ch, 3dc in next ch, rep from * across, ending with 2dc in last ch, turn.

  2. Row 1

    ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), skip 1st dc, 2dc in next dc, *ch 3, 1sc in next sc, ch 3, 2dc in next dc**, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1dc top of turning ch, turn.

  3. Row 2

    ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), skip 1st dc, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, *ch 2, 1dc in next sc, ch 2, 2dc in next dc **, 1dc in each of next 3dc, 2dc in next dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1dc in next dc, 1dc in top of turning ch, turn.

  4. Row 3

    ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), skip 1st dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc, 2dc in next dc, *ch 1, 2dc in next dc**, 1dc in each of next 5dc, 2dc in next dc, rep from * ending last rep at **, 1dc in each of the next 2dc, 1dc in top of turning ch, turn.

  5. Row 4

    ch 1, 1sc in 1st dc, *ch 4, skip next 4dc, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 4, skip next 4dc, 1sc in next dc, rep from * across, ending with last sc in top of turning ch, turn.

  6. Row 5

    ch 1, 1sc in 1st sc, *ch 3, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, ch 3, 1sc in next sc, rep from * across, turn.

  7. Row 6

    ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), *2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, 2dc in next dc, ch 2, 1dc innext sc, ch 2, rep from * across, ending with 1dc in last sc, turn.

  8. Row 7

    ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), *2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 5dc, 2dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * across, omitting last ch 1 sp, 1dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 5, turn.

  9. Row 8

    ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), 1dc in 1st dc, *ch 4, skip next 4dc, 1sc in next dc, ch 4, skip next 4dc, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 2dc in top of turning ch, turn.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Pine Trees Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Pine Trees Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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How to Crochet the Front Loop Slip Stitch http://newstitchaday.com/crochet-front-loop-slip-stitch/ http://newstitchaday.com/crochet-front-loop-slip-stitch/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 01:00:55 +0000 http://newstitchaday.com/?p=13876 This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the front loop slip stitch. This stitch creates a ribbing that closely resembles knitting. The front loop slip stitch would be great for cowls, hats, and coffee cozies! Materials Used in this Tutorial TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH: Chain Stitch – Ch Slip St-Sl st Skill: Intermediate Foundation Chain:Chain any number of sts. Pattern Instructions Row 1 (Right Side): Sl st in 1st ch from hook and each ch across, turn. Row 2 Sl st through front loops in each sl st across, turn. Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length. Like This Stitch? Check out The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet for more great stitches just like the ones on this site! Swatch Photos

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How to Crochet the Front Loop Slip Stitch

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the front loop slip stitch. This stitch creates a ribbing that closely resembles knitting. The front loop slip stitch would be great for cowls, hats, and coffee cozies!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

A Crochet Hook



Sponsored by:

WEBS Americas Yarn Store


TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Chain Stitch – Ch
Slip St-Sl st

Skill: Intermediate
Foundation Chain:Chain any number of sts.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Right Side): Sl st in 1st ch from hook and each ch across, turn.

  2. Row 2

    Sl st through front loops in each sl st across, turn.

Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Front Loop Slip Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Front Loop Slip Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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How to Knit the Double Mock Ribbing Stitch http://newstitchaday.com/knit-double-mock-ribbing-stitch/ http://newstitchaday.com/knit-double-mock-ribbing-stitch/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 01:00:42 +0000 http://newstitchaday.com/?p=14216 This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the double mock ribbing stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate pattern with lots of texture. The double mock ribbing stitch would be great for cowls, scarves, and sweaters! Materials Used in this Tutorial TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH: Knit Stitch – K Purl-P Skill: Easy Cast On: Multiple of 4 sts + 2. Pattern Instructions Row 1 (Wrong Side): k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end. Row 2 p2, *keeping yarn in front of work sl 2 purlwise, p2; rep from * to end. Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have reached your desired length. Like This Stitch? Check out The Harmony Guides: Knit & Purl for more great stitches just like the ones on this site! Swatch Photos

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How to Knit the Double Mock Ribbing Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the double mock ribbing stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate pattern with lots of texture. The double mock ribbing stitch would be great for cowls, scarves, and sweaters!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

A Pair of Knitting Needles



Sponsored by:

WEBS Americas Yarn Store


TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Knit Stitch – K
Purl-P

Skill: Easy
Cast On: Multiple of 4 sts + 2.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Wrong Side): k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end.

  2. Row 2

    p2, *keeping yarn in front of work sl 2 purlwise, p2; rep from * to end.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Double Mock Ribbing Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Double Mock Ribbing Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Double Mock Ribbing Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Double Mock Ribbing Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)

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How to Knit the Lace Rib Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the lace rib stitch. This stitch creates a delicate design with lots of texture. The lace rib stitch would be great for scarves, shawls, and headbands!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


nsad-webs-northampton-raspberry-heather-h150

Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.


A pair of knitting needles



Sponsored by:

WEBS Americas Yarn Store


TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Knit Stitch – K
Purl Stitch-p
Yarn Over-yo
Pass Slip Stitch Over-psso
Knit 2 Together-k2tog
Yarn Forward and Round Needle-yfrn
Reverse Stockinette Stitch-St st

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On: Worked over 7 sts on a background of reverse stockinette st.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Right Side): p1, yon, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yfrn, p1.

  2. Row 2

    k1, p5, k1.

  3. Row 3

    p1, k1, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, p1.

  4. Row 4

    k1, p5, k1.

Repeat rows 1-4 until you reach your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Lace Rib Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Lace Rib Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Lace Rib Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Lace Rib Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)

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