I've been playing with a lace pattern for the Ravelry nalbinding group's Light and Lacy challenge and my local fiber fair's "Silver" craft along. Third try is the best so far. The base row is Oslo. Then in every other stitch I do button hole stitch. then a row of regular button hole stitch. All … Continue reading Light and Lacy/Silver Project
Ravelry: Wrap up of the Autumn/Winter Challenge and Posting the new Spring/Summer Challenge
The Nalbinders on Ravelry Autumn-Winter Stitch Challenge 2016-2017 has come to a close with several terrific entries that used the York Stitch for an item's construction. If you participated, feel free to snag the challenge reward graphic. Our Spring/Summer theme nalbinding challenge (light and airy) is now posted and I can't wait to see … Continue reading Ravelry: Wrap up of the Autumn/Winter Challenge and Posting the new Spring/Summer Challenge
Nalbinding Advent Calendar 2016 – Candycane and Christmas Lights
Nalbinding Advent Calendar for 2016 is hosted my Maria Lind Heel. Thanks everyone for all your hard work! All the nalbinding patterns are just darling! Patterns I contributed this year are: the Candy Cane and Christmas Lights
Playing with Color and Structure – Oslo Stitch
Instead of my regular TipTuesday post, I thought I’d share a few ways I’ve been playing with 2 colors of yarn and stitch structure using the Oslo stitch.In knitting we can carry another color of yarn behind our stitches and insert it as a different colored stitch. After completing a 2 color knitted hat with … Continue reading Playing with Color and Structure – Oslo Stitch
Tip Tuesday: Twist in Stitches
Nalbinding TipTuesday Have a chain of twisted stitches? It’s normal and will straighten out after several rows.
Tip Tuesday: Counting Stitches in a Chain
#Nalbinding #TipTuesday Counting stitches in a chain? consider the middle of the chain.
Tip Tuesday: Counting Stitches in Rows
#Nalbinding #TipTuesday Counting Stitches - for rows of nalbinding, count the loops on the edge of your work.
Tip Tuesday: Braided Join
Nalbinding TipTuesday A braided join works great for yarn that doesn’t felt. (More joins to come…)
Tip Tuesday: Stitch Markers
Nalbinding Tip Tuesday - Stitch markers! A few types I’ve found that work well are yarn, bulb safety pins, and crochet locking markers. The last two kinds I like to put through the middle and top loops of a stitch, so the markers don’t stretch the loops they mark.
Tip Tuesday: Setting Down Your Work
Nalbinding TipTuesday Setting down your work: Take note of the direction the working yarn comes out of the stitches. (Some stitches will come out on the other side of the loops - such as plaited edge stitches.) Then you’ll easily know the front and the back of your work.