Arctic Lace: Knitting Projects and Stories Inspired by by Donna Druchunas

By Donna Druchunas

Qiviut, or musk ox down, is a world-class fiber--luxurious, hot, and light-weight. those who adventure it develop into obsessed. Qiviut makes ideal hand-knitted lace, as established via the Alaskan artisans of Oomingmak Musk Ox manufacturers' Co-op. This e-book offers how-tos for knitting and designing lace, initiatives fitted to new in addition to skilled lace knitters, yarn assets, and entire cultural history.

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Too much mossy look, and also help conceal the colors being stranded twist and the yarn becomes rope; too little twist and it falls along the back of the fabric. Worked in a smooth worsted- apart. With this in mind, you may think that a gently twisted spun yarn, this sock would take on the much louder, brighter two-ply Shetland yarn with its relatively short fibers would not shine and clarity of, say, a tile mosaic—and your tension would be the wisest choice for a sock yarn, and yet in this pattern need to be spot-on.

It is an ingenious way back needle as if to knit and leave that stitch on the needle to mimic a row of knitting that connects the stitches at the (figure 2). top of the toe with the stitches on the bottom of the toe. The instructions may look intimidating on first reading, but if you watch the demonstration on the accompanying DVD ② and follow the shortcut notation in the box at right, you’ll find that it’s really quite simple. This technique was used for Asymmetrical Cables (page 48), Almondine (page 62), Happy-Go-Lucky Boot Socks (page 68), Thigh-High Stripes (page 74), Rose Ribs (page 80), and Slip-n-Slide (page 108).

Finishing Left Sock Thread tail on a tapestry needle, draw through rem sts, pull With RS facing, sl  pwise wyb, k with A— heel sts rem tight to close hole, and fasten off on WS. unworked. Weave in loose ends. Block on sock blockers or under a        : With Needle , work last  heel sts as k damp towel. with A, then pick up and knit (see Glossary)  sts along side of heel flap as [k with B, k with A]  times; with Needle , work Rnd  of Chart  as established over first  instep sts; with Needle , cont Rnd  of chart patt over last  instep sts; with Needle , pick up and knit  sts along other side of heel flap as k with A, k with B, k with A, k with B, k with A, then work first  heel sts as k with A, k with B, k with A— sts total;  sts on Needle ;  sts on Needle ;  sts on Needle ;  sts on Needle .

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