Saturday, January 26, 2013

Long tail cast on

Here is a video which I show how to work the long tail cast on left handed. I start by using just one strand  than at about 1:40 I show how to use 2 strands which is really useful if you do not know how much tail you will need for your co edge when casting on a lot of stitches (ex, sweaters, blankets). I also explain how to make sure your long tail cast on edge remains stretchy.

this shows how stretchy the long tail cast on can be. I continued working off the cast on in this video to create my swatch for my bind off video. Here is a clip that shows it fully stretched. Leaving space between the stitches is the key!

Monday, January 21, 2013

I'm making videos - how I knit

So I have started to toy with making videos. As a left handed continental combined knitter I wanted to show how I knit because I have had a good amount of flack for it. I have been told I knit wrong. I have also been told I shouldn't teach other people how I knit.

So, here's a video explaining how I knit. I also explain what leading leg is, how to identify it and the effects of combined knitting.

I would like to know what others would like to see. Is there anything you would like to have me post in a video?

In this video I show how I knit without turning