It's teaching and tutorial season, and Tom's been busy editing video clips for us!
PICKING UP STITCHES FROM A SLIPPED SELVEDGE ON GARTER STITCH this is a technique used in my new design Campello for the #stillnesscollection but you'll also find it in my Hadleigh & Swinton patterns in the #paintedwoollytoppersforkids collection. A slipped stitch selvedge in Garter Stitch has a natural bias and will lean towards one side of the work - here we use that to our advantage! Simply insert your needle into the back of the slipped stitch as shown & voila, you've picked up the stitch! You should be able to see that you're picking up the right stitch, as it'll tug & tighten up the V at the front a little. Indeed - it's very useful at neatening up that edge, as a slipped stitch selvedge can be a little loose, in my experience. For the #woollywormhead Hats mentioned above, you're instructed to pick up but not knit - there's a reason for that and this much simpler to do by just picking up! #learnitwithwoolly #instavideo #instaknit #videotutorial #garterstitch #knitstagram #knittersofig #knittersofinstagram #knitty #knitting #knittechniques #knittech
The technique shown in this tutorial is really simple and very effective. I've used this method a few times in my patterns - most recently in my new Campello design and previously in my Swinton and Hadleigh designs in Painted Woolly Toppers for Kids. It creates a wonderful edge along which to rejoin work for multi-directional knitting, and has plenty of uses beyond Hat brims!
We recorded these latest videos in June sometime, and despite our best efforts light snuck in and bounced off everything, giving it all a yellow cast. We've recently bought a little folding come portable video studio, one that it isn't fabric so it might stand up to some abuse, and I'm looking forward to getting stuck in with that - all that inconsistency with lighting is bothering me so!