By Janet Hobbs
Cochet Rugs and Throws
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SLIP STITCH PATTERNS Knitters can use simple slipped stitches to create unique patterns (as in the Boss Tweed, page 137). When a stitch is just transferred from the left-hand needle to the right-hand needle without being worked, it becomes elongated; when a stitch of one color is slipped during a stripe of another color, it gives the appearance of having a second color worked in the row. Now that’s what I call easy colorwork! SLIPPING A STITCH WITH THE YARN IN BACK OF THE WORK (SOMETIMES ABBREVIATED WYIB) Sometimes you’ll be instructed to slip a stitch with the working yarn toward the back of the work.
I am grateful to the following knitters for their help testing the patterns and creating the samples for this project: Karen Forbes, Nancy Harrington, Cheryl Keeley, Joan Murphy, Patty Olson, Jen Owens, Sarah Peasley, Debbie Prout, Debbie Radtke, Catherine Schiesz, Heather Start, Lauren Voeltz, and Marcia Weinert. ) project assistant for this book, Cindy Grosch. You ensured that the designs were camera-ready—and kept the author sane. Thank you, Joni Conigio, for once again making me the luckiest author in the industry.
3. fig. 3 step 4: To finish, cut the yarn close to the fabric. KNITTING KNOW-HOW LESS IS MORE If your knitted project will require seaming, begin and end each piece of fabric with extra long tails. Later you can use these yarn ends to sew your seams. That way, you’ll have fewer tails to hide. Bonus! Knitting patterns provide written instructions for creating projects. When you think about it, it’s pretty amazing that a designer can write out a couple of pages telling you exactly what tools to use and what movements to make to re-create a garment.