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By Cat Bordhi

Readers of the 1st publication during this two-volume sequence (A Treasury of Magical Knitting) have fallen in love with the recent international of Magical Knitting, a measurement so uncomplicated but so alluring that possible spend a yr exploring the large number of designs which Cat deals. starting with Cat's certain Moebius Cast-On, that's really easy that she often demonstrates it in workshops at the back of her again whereas twirling slowly round on one foot, the reader first learns to knit a Moebius band, or shawl. this can be the magic key that opens the right way to all of the different designs. the second one Treasury comprises felted baskets (with no inside of or outside!), felted fringed bowls, felted and unfelted sling luggage, six diversified felted cat beds (one with paws and a tail!), and the trifold designs, together with a knitter's bowl with wallet for instruments and a spot to maintain operating yarn clear of playful tom cats. The Felted Needle Cozies, colourful, hugely textured sheaths to carry directly needles, and the felted wallets are either first-class styles for newbies and first-time felters. The ebook comprises precise details on felting, designing, and yarn substitutions.

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Make a bigger hole if necessary using a hole punch. SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS PB Place sequin by inserting crochet hook through hole in sequin, hook next st off the left-hand needle and through the sequin. Place the st onto the right-hand needle without working it. This throw is a simple rectangle knitted in stockinette stitch in a beautifully lush medium-weight (aran) wool and silk mix yarn. The design impact comes from the large gold sequins (paillettes) that are knitted in to create a border as you work.

YARN FOCUS I chose this yarn because it contained just the shades I wanted: natural, earthy colours including stone, green, brown and rust. Because it is a loosely spun single yarn, I knew it would not be hard-wearing enough for a floor or outdoor cushion. Yarns like this are great for bulky-weight soft sweaters, but not for pieces that will get a lot of wear and tear. The solution was to felt the knitted fabric. This changed it completely; it lost its loftiness and became a strong, textured fabric in merged shades resembling lichencovered stone.

16 sts. Don’t hold back: vibrant, clashing colours will have the greatest impact for this project. indd 58 21/2/08 1:39:44 pm your yarn, your style! Rework this cube in shades inspired by a flower garden: soft pink, lilac, leaf green and cream. Add flower buttons for a pretty touch. Or use shades of blue, aqua and sea green highlighted with natural shell buttons. Sew the buttons onto the sides where colours change for added texture. Cont in this way, working 2 sts more between incs on every alt row and transferring to the circular needle when you have sufficient sts.

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