Thursday, 21 November 2013

Too Few Stitch Markers.

Occasionally I like to make my own stitch markers. Regardless of that I sometimes suffer a shortage of them. Does that happen to you?

I was in the process of knitting a chunky jacket and discovered that I did not have any of the removable stitch markers with the bigger lobster clasp. So I took out my beading box and made some. 



Whilst I was in the mood I gave a makeover to a necklace and made two pairs of pearl ear rings.
Aeg-ajalt olen teinud mitmesuguseid silmusemärkijad, küll varda peal kasutamiseks, küll kudumis rea märkimiseks, suuremaid ja väiksemaid.
Mulle meeldib, kui silmusemärkija suurus vastab vardale, mitte liiga suur, et vajuda üle silmuse.
Kududes jämedast lõngast jakki avastasin, et mul polegi suurema lukuga reamärkijaid. Järelikult oligi aeg pärlikarp välja võtta ja teha mõned.


Üksiti tegin kaks paari kõrvarõngaid ja uuendasin ühe kaelakee.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Knitting back, backwards, with two colors.

I am currently knitting a stranded jacket on 6 mm needles. Due to the bulkiness of the yarn I decided not to knit with steeks. Initially I tried to purl back but I was struggling a bit with the pattern as I could not see it and had to memorise it. I decided to learn to knit backwards and I developed my own method using two colours.
I am a continental knitter and usually keep both yarns in my left hand, however in knitting backwards I found it was easier for me to keep both yarns in my right hand. Using this method it is easier to see the pattern all of the time.

video

Koon praegu kirjatud jakki. Kuna lõng on jäme ja 6 mm vardad, siis loobusin steekidest. Algul üritasin tagasiread kududa pahempidi, kuid nii oli raske mustrit jälgida. Otsustasin proovida kududa tagurpidi tagasi. Leidsin küll videosid ühe lõngaga tagasi kudumisest, kui mitte kahe lõngaga. Tavaliselt olen 'continental' (Euroopa moodi? kontinentaalne?) kuduja ja hoian mõlemaid lõngu vasakus käes.  Proovisin lõnga hoida mitut moodi ja lõpuks leidsin endale sobiva meetodi, kus mõlemad lõngad on paremas käes. Läheb juba päris kenasti ja muster on kogu aeg nähtav!