other stitch patterns
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ELONGATED STITCH PATTERN, or 'EMBROIDERY STITCH' for my 'Lifted' Hat pattern. This is only the one part of the stitch: K1L, K2, K1L. As you approach the point in the pattern where the K1L is to be worked, find the centre point between the next 2sts and go down 2rows - it's the space between the k2tog & ssk, 2rows down. You create the first K1L by putting your needle into this space and making a knit stitch - don't forget to pull the yarn right through so that it doesn't pucker the fabric. Then K2, then repeat the K1L by putting your needle back into the same space that you did the first K1L and knitting as you did before. All of our stitches are joined by loops or horizontal strands between the stitches, and you're using this point to create the elongated stitches. Going down 2rows helps add effect to the stitches (you could go down further but keeping an even fabric tension will be an issue, unless that's your aim!) And a few rows before the K1L rounds you will decrease stitches to make way for these extra stitches. If you find it awkward on your hands, a crochet hook would be a useful tool! • #woollywormheadtutorials #woollywormhead #learnitwithwoolly #knittingdesign #knittechnology #knittechniques #knittech #instavideo #igvideo #videotutorial #videoknitting #knitsnotbots #knittingelongatedstitches #woollytutorial #instagramvideo #igtutorial #igknittingtutorial #igknitters #videoknits
DROPPED STITCHES FOR ROSALIND we've updated an older IG video to show one way of closing off the dropped stitch cables in my Rosalind pattern. This pattern uses twisted stitches throughout and so this method does, too. You could easily not twist your stitches if you want to use this method in a different pattern, but you may also wish to use a different decrease method for closing the top (an SSK is used here to maintain twisted stitch cases to the DNA lozenges). Love dropped stitches! #learnitwithwoolly #instatutorial #instaknit #knitteachersofinstagram #droppedstitches #knittersofig #knittersgonnaknit #allthehats #woollyhats #woollywormheadtutorials #woollywormhead
KNIT INTO THE ROW BELOW this is the stitch pattern used in my Muratura pattern, and Rainbow Warrior too. It's a variation of Brioche and it's easier to do than it sounds! Insert your needle into the loop below the next stitch on the needle. For this pattern, which is worked flat, the stitch below will be a ridge, as it's garter stitch based. Once you've inserted your needle as shown simply knit both loops together as if they're one stitch, then slip them off the needle together! ETA/ there is also a PDF tutorial to support this on my website #learnitwithwoolly #instavideo #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram #knittingtechniques #brioche #woollywormhead #knitting #woollywormheadtutorials #muraturakal #woollywormheadhats #woollyhatsftw #sidewaysknithatsftw
CHANGING COLOURS IN SCOURIE we've put together this little clip to show one possibility for changing between the yarns at the short row points in my Scourie pattern. You don't have to do it this way & the best advice I can offer it to try a couple of methods & see what works best for you. I will say though that you don't want to pull the yarn too tight! Sure, you want to take up the slack but if you pull too tight you'll affect the other stitches around the short row point & it'll end up looking untidier... even tension is the key. Also, don't beat yerself up if there's a tiny hint of the other yarn at certain points in the short row forms - unless they're very loose they won't notice overall. . #woollywormhead #learnitwithwoolly #woollyhatseason #scouriepattern #instavideo #instatutorial #knittingvideo #knittech #twocolourwork #shortrowcolourwork #shortrowsftw