Make a Twisted Scarf Capelet

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TECHNIQUES

Cast On

cast on 1

1. Make a slip knot. Place the slip knot onto one knitting needle. Grasp the tail and the working yarn between your thumb and index fingers as shown above. Use the knitting needle to motion downward, following the direction of the arrow. Make the needle go under the tail yarn and position upward as shown in Step 2.

cast on 2

2. Place the top of the needle in front of the working yarn and motion downward so the needle catches the working yarn as shown in Step 3.

cast on 3

3. Continue using the needle to pull the working yarn through the "lower part" of the cast on stitch, which was created using the tail, gently releasing the tail yarn as shown in Step 4.

cast on 4

4. Gently pull the tail yarn outward until the upper and lower parts of the newly created cast-on stitch are positioned evenly on the needle, not too tight or too loose. Repeat Steps 1 to 4 until you have the number of stitches needed to create your gauge test swatch or your pattern. I always suggest a gauge test swatch first!



Purl Stitch

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1. Place your working needle into the front of the stitch on the nonworking needle so that the needles "cross" each other as shown. Note: The "front" of the stitch comes up and over the top of the nonworking needle.

purl 2

2. Wrap the working yarn counterclockwise around the working needle to create a new PURL stitch. Release the old stitch-off of the working needle, and repeat across the row as many time as necessary to create purl stitches in your pattern or test-gauge swatch.

 

K2tog and SSK

Knitting two stitches together (K2TOG) is a technique used to reduce the number of stitches on your needle. This creates an angle in your work. To K2tog, just put the working needle through the front of two stitches on the nonworking needle at the same time, knitting them as if they were one stitch. Slip, slip, knit (SSK) is the same technique as K2tog, but angles your work in the opposite direction. To SSK, slip two stitches onto the working needle and put the nonworking needle through the front of the stitches at the same time, knitting them as if they are one stitch.

 

Stockinette Stitch

stockinette stitch This is what the work looks like when you knit every stitch across the front of the work and purl every stitch across the back of the work.


Cast Off

cast off CASTING OFF is just a fancy way of saying that you are removing your work from your needles. To cast off, K2 stitches onto your working needle, then pass the first stitch over the second. This eliminates one stitch. Repeat until all of your stitches are gone.



For more chunky knit projects, be sure to pick up your copy of Big Knits: Hollywood Style booklet

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