Reknitting in Rugby, part 2

Sunday, October 9, 2016

We had another great reknitting session at Rugby Art Gallery yesterday - ideas and skills are progressing nicely!

For those who didn't attend the first session: there are a series of links in my last post which cover most of what we went through.

One bonus is my chart showing the relationship between stitches per 10cm, yarn group and suggested needle size - and then the ratios involved in changing from one group to another. Here it is, direct from my notebook:

A neater version will appear at some point!

This will (hopefully) be of use when you're changing from one gauge to another, whether knitting off open stitches or picking up through the knit to add a frill or pocket (as long as you're picking up horizontally along a row).

And then, here are the equivalent links and info for the stuff that was new this time:

Integral embellishment / calculating the multiplier

Cardiganise

  • We talked through the process of 'cardiganising' a jumper.
  • On the treatment page there are links to further instructions, including Kate Davies' 'sandwich' method that I used for my sample: http://keepandshare.co.uk/treatments/cut-open-and-trim 
  • You could use the same principle to cut a new neckline and add a neck trim which encloses the raw edge.

Other stuff

Really looking forward to getting stuck in to some garment projects in our final session!

For those who aren't able to come to the final workshop: I'm really keen to keep in touch, hear how you get on, and help if you get stuck. You can email me via the contact page. Thanks!

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