Andean Folk Knits: Great Designs from Peru, Chile, by Marcia Lewandowski

By Marcia Lewandowski

With those beautiful ethnic styles from the Andes, knitters not just extend their layout repertoire, they actually knit a reference to different cultures. The terrific choice of 25 initiatives comprises shiny baggage and different add-ons in keeping with the wealthy traditions of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru. Knit fingerless mittens and a handbag from Peru’s Ollantaytambo quarter. a perfectly useful Argentinean felt bag matches round the waist and is ideal for containing funds and different small property; an identical hat makes for an enticing ensemble. Or attempt creating a stylish and easy Chilean striped bag and shawl, or an lovable Bolivian handbag within the form of a llama. each bankruptcy deals attention-grabbing evidence concerning the Andean humans, background, and tradition, too.

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Note: The k2togtbl decrease is frequently substituted for the ssk. The k2togtbl is worked like the k2tog decrease (see page 38), except that you will insert the needle into the back of the loops of the two stitches. It achieves the same result as the ssk-both slant to the left. 4. Knit the stitches together through the backs with the right needle. 5. Slide the two stitches off the left needle and knit the rest of the row as usual. An ssk decrease from a knR We row SLIP KNIT PASS (SKP) This is a less-than-subtle left-slanting decrease and is usually used only in lace patterns or textured stitches.

But in knitting other garments such as sweaters and vests, it is necessary to change the shape of the garment; to either add or subtract stitches in order to make armholes, collars, or cuffs. You can also use increases and decreases for decorative purposes (see the Bay Side Scarf on page 61). There are various methods of increasing and decreasing the number of stitches in a garment. The main ones are covered below. Increases BAR INCREASE The simplest and most common increase method is called the bar increase.

It is worked very similarly to the slip knit pass above. 1. On a purl row, purl to the point in the row that you want to work the decrease. 2. Slip the next stitch by inserting the tip of your right needle into it as if to purl, but instead slide it onto the right needle without purling it. 3. Purl the next stitch of the row as usual. 4. Insert the tip of the left needle into the slipped stitch and lift it up. 5. Pass the slipped stitch over the purl stitch and slide it off the right needle. Try not to stretch the stitch if possible.

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