How to do leaf pattern ?

There are times you have some interesting pattern in your hand and you cant stop doing your project even if you want to stop it, to go even for loo or to see someone who lives nearby your home. For me this is that pattern. That 'cant stop it' will turn to be more true if you are knitting it with the color of your choice.  

I like it because the new leaves keep coming when the old leaves keep finishing or dying. That keeps your mind more occupied than anything; which will not allow you to feel bored. We at this part of the world call it leaf pattern. I guess some of you may call it lace pattern.

This pattern is best for neck warmer than sweater or cap. If you have gone through our earlier post which lets you understand how to understand symbols when we make pattern then its good, that post can be found under the title of decoding signs. That post will make it  a lot easier for you to understand patterns much more easier than you think it takes to learn a patter. Let me warn you a…

One hour cowl

Now, many of you are asking me how can I make a nice cowl faster ? Can you give me a pattern that is well written ? Although, there is nothing such thing that is called nice and short cut way to do it, not even if we give you the thickest needle and wool if you do not know, how to knit or not familiar with some complex pattern beforehand in knitting. It will be helpful to you and a lot easier if you know how to blend color, and mix it with the pattern that looks good on particular color.
I like to experiment with the pattern in my hand rather than learning new or copying from the catalog I saw in that glossy magazine or while surfing internet. The beauty of playing with the pattern in your hand is because some of it are simple and yet its good look for particular product like cowl in this regard.
All you need is about 41 loops - odd numbers, two matching color mix of doble wool, both six ply and thicker needle to match the thick choice of wool then you can work on it.
It's very si…

A Turkish Creates an Art using wool

Last year, when I saw series of beautiful baby sweaters created and posted by Swelta in many facebook group pages, I thought she is the most creative knitter in the world. There is no doubt she still is, when it comes to making sweaters but there are other knitters who are better artist. 

"The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power." I googled it to see the definition of art, because I wanted to be precise here.

It will be so obvious if you look into their work. I myself have never ever seen so beautiful wool work than this before. Let me share it with you all, I have been trying to contact with the knitter but it seems that we do not speak the same language and it seems that I need google translator to figure out what she is trying to say. 

What I know for sure is, art do not need any language, beauty do not need …

Head Dapper

Couple of years ago I organised volunteers meet for charity knitting, in Chitwan as well as in Kathmandu. Some participants asked me, do you know how to make the head dapper ? Oh that thing which you use to cover not just head but also our neck. Until then, I did not even know how to make it. There are people, mostly women if they are young, who do not like to wear cap or some call it beanie during the winter time.  Its not that they don't want to but they hate caps spoiling their hair style or making it oily faster than it should during the winter time.

They know it for sure, that they need something to wrap their head during winter time when the wind is so cold and ruthless. Only thing they need to know is what is better option for this and choose which  keeps them warm without spoiling, well; not much of their lovely hair style. 

Head dapper is nothing new to those who know, how to make a shawl. Yeah, some people use very thin wool to make a shawl whereas, I believe we need bit…

Commonly used Textured Knitting

When we learn basic knitting skills the very next step we take is to go and knit what we like. Then in second step, when we are done using the same knitting method again and again we want to learn a new pattern. when it comes to learning there is no end to it. There are times we learn pattern but it never comes in real practice or we do not know where to use that newly learned pattern.  What if, we like knitting but not that much enthusiast about working with patterned work ? Will our work be so boring ?  Knitting work if done with a little bit of consideration before hand, will never be boring and at times it can be as better than some pattern we do just for doing shake. I am a huge fan  of mixed knitting skill. I call it textured knitting. Its not plain or basic knitting but we cant call it pattern either. 
We have already posted how to create Textured knitting. Its like the art of mixing basic knitting skill with what you knit with your knitting work on hand. The key to create the…

Diamond shape

Here is the new design for this month. Do you remember, we have been doing a cap almost every month for almost  a year by now ? I am you will like this new pattern. Its a pattern, I am trying to teach you more than a cap. I picked up cap for this pattern because, it will be a lot easier to teach  the new pattern; if its a small piece of work. And to learn only three diamond is just perfect in cap. I would like you to read the signs we have posted last year. If you have read that post, it will help you to understand the this pattern with the help of signs without a word. Words can be jargon to many times and knitting is, done easily than said.  How easy it would be if we can leran without a word. Well, let me be honest with you, I did not invented the sign language; its only that using it is a lot easier than trying to make you understand in language you may get lost no matter how hard I try.
You can start with a cast 51 loops, on 6/7 mm needle 6 ply medium yarn. Here is glitch here bec…

My first sweater

By the time I was about thirteen years of age this is what I made; as my first venture into knitting a sweater for myself.  Its not that, I did not know how to kit a sweater before this  or I had not knitted one but those were not the one worth showing to the world and bragging about it. Then, perhaps its more appropriate to say for me that, this is my real first sweater. I  made it for myself when I was only 13 years old. Do I really have to tell you this skill of mine added so much confidence in me and I truly liked it. It truly had won the heart of those who are not fast enough to recognize your hard work and talent you inherit for something which is just yours. 

This was my first taste in pink color; long before I knew I loved this color so much or I also fall in that group, which falls in love with its  beauty at first sight, when they are still young. Honestly speaking, in my later years, I thought I don't fall in that 'group'. However, this picture tells me a whole l…

Multicolor slant on cap

If you are making cap or caps for children they will be delighted if you give them multicolored rather than single color. I am sure this will delight your mood also not just them. Single color work is boring and is not suitable for bright child who looks the world with young and dreamy eyes.
You need to cast 44 loops, on 4 mm needle 6 ply yarn. 52 loops if you for for 7 mm needle with thinner yarn. When you cast loops divide it into two which will be 22 loops. Then cast loops with two different color of wool of your choice. That means you need to cast 22 loos from one color and then 22 loops from another color. Knit all straight from the front row. Knit one straight one purl from the back row. When you reach at the center of your needle your where work is separated by two color [ green and blue] knit that last color of blue with green yarn as shown in the draft.  On third row start knitting with new color yarn from your right hand side, Here you have to add the color yellow as in the dr…