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How to do leaf pattern ?

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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…

Two square in a cap

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Let me share this fact with you, two color work is a lot better than working on a single color. Sure at times it might be bit hard but that is until we get used to of it. Have not I been repeating working on single color is simply a boring work. Besides, it takes too much time as working on two color is excitement and the work finishes faster than we think it will.  That is the reason I keep working on two color and keep find new ways to find better way to play with color. Here is one I would like to give all those who love to do what I have been sharing with you all.                                                                                     You can cast 45 loops, on 4 mm needle 6 ply yarn. ( 52 loops if you pick up 7 mm needle and medium size yarn yes 6 ply. You knit one straight one purl from the front row You knit all straight from the back row. After knitting 9 rows [ back and forth ] take two new balls of wool here in ths case one red and one black. Then after knitting twent…

World's Most Creative Knitter

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There  are some knitters who are not just best but brilliant when it comes to outcome of their knit works. Some of us do a good work once and some of us learn a good pattern once but we have people among us a knitter who's  creative works have been capturing us for many years. No wonder, she has her own shop on etsy if you would like to buy her work for your young loved ones then it's easy for you. ​

Last year, when I posted about the most creative knitter some women were resentful about this title going to Swelta; as she is in our facebook with this name regardless of her real name being different than this. ​

I am now ready to stand in her defence as I am keeping my eyes on her for almost two years by now. I can give a reason or two to all those who do not like this title going to her. However, now I am exposed to the knitters around the world and I think those more than 12 dosens facebook page plus google plus group expose me to hundred of thousands knitters everyday and ever…

Let's create new pattern

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We all like to knit and knitting a cap is just one of the most done work. I have been doing one cap a month for almost a year now and every time I would like to give something new. Have you paid attention to the fact that even then we do cap every month, one month I talk about cap with a pattern and alternate month, I post a cap with graphic works. It may be cap but my pure intention is to share new ideas and pattern with you all. 

Have you noticed that its much faster to knit pattern with full of work rather than plain and boring. Plain may be easy but it drags on and you do not want to touch once you start it. So, to kill the boredom you have to have a pattern that interest you and you would want to see it done as soon as you start it. 

In July we posted cap with a diamond shape pattern on it, some may call it aran knitting. So, if you know that pattern then it will be a lot easier for you to follow this pattern as this one us just the half of that pattern. Oh yes, we have added a sma…

Knitting Men

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Ever since I was a young girl, knitting is considered girl's/women's work. We all accepted it and took it as simple as drinking water. We all know knitting page groups are dominated by girls and women. However, it is so interesting to know we have some men who love knitting as well as crocheting. They are joining our team to do the work that is allotted only for women. In a way its a good thing also as they are helping society to break the stereotype in their own small way, knowingly or not knowingly. ​The best part of it is they are also not hiding it from the rest of the world for what they are doing. I wish more men come forward to break the age old norms that its a girl's work.
In the picture above Sam Barsky is flaunting his sweater. I mean to say the one he made for himself. He loves to knit as well as flaunt his knitwears in knitting groups where I am also a member. He keeps posting most of his creations. For me when I see his works its not that he loves to make one …

How to avoid common mistakes in knitting

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I am now member of more than 12 Knitting women's group on facebook page which allows me to keep eyes on the work people post from around the work. This has helped me to find out who is the most creative knitter, better artist or the toy makers. Sometimes its easy to pick one most creative knitter but picking a best toy maker is hard to decide. Here however I am not going to talk about who is good or bad but what sort of mistakes we can avoid when it comes to knitting.​​
I am sure many of you must have seen so lovely pattern that is all done on wrong color or some going for complex pattern and that is on the mixed color like in the above picture. That above pattern will stand out so beautiful if its done in light and bring color.  What is the point of putting hours of work and sometimes days of efforts in a product that last more than two to ten years. ​
Avoid black color for complex pattern. I was flipping a Japanese  catalog and I saw a cardigan which I liked very much and  I wante…

Toy Makers from Around the World

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​​ I have been playing with wool for so many years by now but making a toy using my skill or knitting for dolls; never fell in my interest area of work. I took real good time to surf toys posted in many knit group pages by creative toy makers. Honestly speaking, this is first time I have seen so lovely and adorable toys like dolls, teddy bear, ducks, bringht rooster, snowman and even Santa. What is so interesting in these toys are, all of the toys are knitted; yes including the cute dress it wore. Here is what I selected some of the best from the treasureland, where I found it. I am sure you will love it as much as I did. As for the pattern or buying it you have to visit each creator's profile page to contact them individually. Many have their own shop or shopping link in Etsy so no pattern posting. 

There women are so creative in their work, there toys steals your heart when you see it. Just look at some of the toys I have picked here and I bet you can't disagree with me when i…

Twelve Reasons We Knit

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1.Passion  : Passion is something which we do for hours and yet we don't mind doing for more hours. Knitting is that passion for me. I have put 10,000 hours on it and I am not going to mind putting another 10,000 hours impact on my mind is when I do it I am too much.
2.Meditation : When I do knit I choose the kind of pattern that keeps my mind busy rather than simple and boring and all too many times tried out by many. So, what is has impact on my mind is when I do it I am too much into it, making me to forget other things from my mind. This works as meditation for me.
3.Healing Therapy : I never stay out to do just one design in my mind. When I start, out of nowhere all patterns, color blends and designs pops in my head. Then I have to see all those designs in front of me when it comes in my head. This also helps me to let out everything that is inside my swelled head. For years I did not even knowing me it was healing me deep within. I would like to say it a color healing or the d…