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By Linda Roghaar, Molly Wolf

No matter if you’re a committed knitter who bestows lovingly crafted presents upon friends and family at each attainable party, a occasionally knitter with a bag of totally conceived yet half-completed tasks, or a newcomer who has lately taken up the needles with nice gusto, you recognize the rewards that this pastime can carry. you may as well understand that knitting as a pastime can verge on obsession—be it the compulsive buying of beautiful hand-spun wool, the need to tear out approximately comprehensive sweaters since you dropped a sew, or the necessity to knit anywhere, every time, or even if you could. most crucial, notwithstanding, knitting deals a camaraderie, a society of girls and males who communicate in a language all their very own, flock to yarn shops with non secular devotion, and will recite the time and position the place they first discovered to purl. those emotions are what KnitLit is all approximately. during this captivating selection of tales, essays, anecdotes, and memories, knitters of each “color” have fun their pastime and proportion with you the enjoyment it brings into their lives.

From the touching story of a being concerned lady whose hand-knit dolls convey defense to younger medical institution sufferers, to the hilarious tale of a girl scorned who sends her ex-boyfriend a headscarf knit with wolf hair basically to have it torn to shreds via his canines, to the relocating recollection of a guy whose grandmother’s demise want was once to knit all of the wool in her knitting stash, to the finely wrought account of a guy who retains alive the stories of his partners and buddies who've succumbed to AIDS by means of donning the sweaters they left at the back of, KnitLit is a present from knitters to knitters—crafted with as a lot love and care as an afghan or a wool shawl. Wrap your self in KnitLit, and be encouraged.

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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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