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By Alice Starmore

Full of colour and layout, this important ebook provides a whole Alice Starmore workshop in Aran Knitting.Step-by-step directions, pictures and drawings lead readers via 60 charted styles that development from the elemental recommendations of utilizing a cable needle to the myriad adaptations of Aran technique.It comprises 14 unique Alice Starmore designs, and celtic knotwork.

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When you knit or purl into the backs of them, as you normally do, they become twisted (e and f). Chances are, when you work garter stitch flat, all your stitches are twisted, too. To fix the problem, just work into the front of any a Standard position for stitch e b Standard method for knitting stitch 36 Working Circularly Knitting into back of a standard stitch makes it twist. f Purling into back of a standard stitch makes it twist. stitch that’s on the needle in the “standard” position (b, g) and into the back of any stitch that is on the needle in “reversed” position (d, h).

Interestingly, I’ve never known a knitter to complain of Second-Mitten Syndrome, although perhaps those afflicted with it prefer to stay in the closet. Working two at a time requires two separate balls of yarn, one for each tube. If your project requires more than one color of yarn, then you’ll need two balls of each color so that you can use a separate ball for each tube. These basic instructions refer to anything knit circularly that you need to make two of: socks, mittens, sleeves, and so on.

Before you start knitting, make sure the cast on isn’t twisted around the needle at any point and the working yarn is hanging at the right end of the back needle. If this would place the wrong side of your cast on facing out, then work one row flat before beginning to work circularly. í Slide stitches to needle points. ì The working yarn should be hanging from the right end of the back needle. Pull the back needle point through to the right so that there is enough slack to knit easily across the front, but there is still a loop of cable at the left, between the two halves of the knitting.

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