By Amy Clarke Moore
A follow-up to the unique Homespun Handknit - a perennial bestseller for 2 many years - this assortment revitalizes the craft of handspun yarn for a complete new iteration of spinners and knitters. choked with smooth and conventional spinning knowledge and 25 subtle, easy-to-learn initiatives, the advisor is helping crafters create designated presents and wearable type whereas refining their talents and embellishing their realizing of this renowned paintings shape. With designs from probably the most influential knitters and spinners operating this day - together with Kathryn Alexander, Jeanine Bakridges, and Abby Franquemont - this inspiring source positive aspects hats, mittens, scarves, socks, luggage, children’s goods, wraps, and residential décor concepts to problem fiber artists of all ability degrees. providing crucial and informative suggestion - on measuring yarns, reviewing woolen as opposed to worsted, drive/tension ameliorations, exact recommendations, and easy yarn dynamics - and complemented by way of simple knitting and spinning glossaries, this fresh modern significant other to a much-loved vintage is an critical addition to each craft lover’s bookshelf.
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Additional info for All New Homespun Handknit: 25+ Small Projects to Knit with Handspun Yarn
BO all sts. EARS (make 4) CO 9 sts. Begin Garter st. Work even for 6 rows. 74 vintage baby knits Shape Ears Row 1: K3, k3tog, k3–7 sts remain. Work even for 1 row. Row 3: K2, k3tog, k2–5 sts remain. Work even for 1 row. Row 5: K1, k3tog, k1–3 sts remain. BO all sts. fINISHING Sew CO edge of Sole to BO edge of second side of Upper. Sew back of heel together, then sew base of heel to Sole. Sew toe to Sole, easing excess fabric at toe. Sew Ears to front (see photo). ANKLE STRAPS (make 2) Place marker 6 (7) sts to either side of heel seam.
Begin 2x2 Rib. Work even for ¾" (2 cm). BO all sts in pattern. Armhole Edging: With RS facing, using smaller needles and MC, pick up and knit 86 (86, 94, 94) sts along armhole edge. Begin 2x2 Rib. Work even for ¾" (2 cm). BO all sts in pattern. Sew side seams. vintage baby knits 95 Hazel Cape ThroUghoUT The 1950S, a TiMe of relaTiVe ProSPeriTY, CaPeS, whiCh Call for a CoMParaTiVelY large aMoUnT of Yarn, CoUlD Be foUnD in eVerY faShionaBle BaBY’S warDroBe. for ThiS VerSion, whiCh DaTeS BaCk To The earlY 1950S, i ChoSe a Yarn wiTh BeaUTifUl DraPe anD STiTCh DefiniTion MaDe oUT of Merino wool anD SeaCell, a SeaweeD DeriVaTiVe.
He MighT haVe Been MaDe wiTh oDDMenTS of wool lefT oVer froM anoTher ProjeCT or eVen froM Yarn reCYCleD froM an olD SweaTer. The original lookeD a liTTle feroCioUS, BUT here i’Ve giVen hiM a SweeT faCe inSTeaD. rUPerT iS STUffeD wiTh organiC CoTTon BaTTing, BUT YoU Can USe UnSPUn wool roVing or PolYeSTer fiBerfill if YoU Prefer. BeCaUSe he haS no BUTTonS or harD ParTS, he iS Safe for PlaYing anD hUgging. The original of ThiS 1950S elePhanT ToY waS a SToliD, STUrDY graY, BUT i like iT BeST in Pink – BeCaUSe who CoUlDn’T loVe a Pink elePhanT on ParaDe?
All New Homespun Handknit: 25+ Small Projects to Knit with Handspun Yarn by Amy Clarke Moore