Cross-stitch is a form of sewing and a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture. The stitcher counts the threads on a piece of evenweave fabric such as linen in each direction so that the stitches are of uniform size and appearance. This form of cross-stitch is also called counted cross-stitch in order to distinguish it from other forms of cross-stitch.
We've scoured Ravelry and done some sleuthing of our own to bring you a big list of our absolute favorite scarf knitting patterns. Many are free knitting patterns, while a few are paid and well worth the cost. Others will knit up quick and will make wonderful last minute gifts.
While the origins of knitting are unclear, we know it has been practised in many different parts of the world, over many centuries, producing objects of great beauty as well as items fulfilling practical needs. When done by hand, it has used simple tools, such as hand-carved sticks of wood, bone, quill and ivory or metal wires and fine steel knitting needles that were commonplace in the 19th century. Hand-knitting today is most closely associated with flat-knitting, which is worked in rows using two knitting needles and where the piece is turned from front to back on each row.
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Posted by: Ariel Gardner on March 14, You found the perfect fiber in the perfect color. You spun it into the softest, squishiest yarn.
I oiled my machine a Janome e. I had been putting it off because it seemed a complicated business, but in the end it was fine. Just read the instructions and do one step at a time.
History is so often recounted through the lens of white male conquerors, businessmen, explorers, farmers, soldiers, and scholars—individuals privileged by their class, race, or wealth as dominate voices. It is relatively rare to be able to access historic accounts from marginalized perspectives or domestic landscapes. We can, however, find some of those perspectives in historic needlework pieces.
It is extremely important for a good fit to have the same gauge in your knitting as the one given in the directions. If you find that you knit loosely and that there are less stitches to the inch than are called for in the directions, use the next smaller size needles. Or if you knit tightly and there are more stitches to the inch, use the next larger size needles. If you wish to use a yarn other than the one specified be sure to check with chart of interchangeable yarns.
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