Best of Interweave Knits: Our Favorite Designs from the by Ann Budd

By Ann Budd

Celebrating 10 years of cutting edge and attractive garment designs from Interweave Knits, this must-have assortment is produced from 30 scarves, stoles, cardigans, pullovers, vests, jackets, tops, and totes that experience stood the try of time. Representing the inventive paintings of 26 amazing designers, it contains stunning images, a dozen favourite "Beyond the Basics" columns that supply in-depth info on crucial suggestions, and step by step directions via each element of knitting and completing. Even quite green knitters will locate this archive of vintage layout to be an vital reference software for future years.

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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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