Monday, March 31, 2008

Handphone case

Finally i have a handphone case. I made it by using crochet technique. It's simple one. At first i'd like to put some decoration on it but i realized that the yarn for cross-stich is unavailable so i decided the result just like this.

Saturday, March 22, 2008


My WIP is taken from garnstudio for cotton viscoe top. I made it as my 1st project in making a vest. It's easy for beginner but till now i still can't understand the pattern well but i try to read it carefully. I hope it'll be done soon.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Knitting Tips

I's taken from 501 Knitting Secrets educational series:
  • To keep from losing your cable needle between twist rows, try sticking the needle into your watchband.
  • Knit a little stuffed ball, like a small pincushion, and hang it on a cord around your neck. Now you have a tool to hold tapestry needles and cable needles when they are not in use.
  • Because stockinette stitches are short and wide, designs charted on a square grid will be distorted when they are knit. Instead of using square graph paper, use knitter's graph paper, which has a rectangular grid. If you can't find knitter's graph paper, use a computer spreadsheet program to create and print a rectangular grid.
  • Drop-shoulder sweaters require a shorter sleeve length than usual. To figure the sleeve length needed for a drop-shoulder sweater, measure the intended wearer from the center back neck to the wrist.
    Divide the finished chest measurement of the sweater by four, and subtract this number from the first number. The difference is the sleeve length.
    For example:
    Measurement from center back neck to wrist: 29 inches.
    Finished chest measurement: 46 inches
    46 divided by 4 = 11.5
    29 inches - 11.5 = 17.5-inch sleeve length.
  • Learn to "read" your knitting. Understanding how stitches relate to one another, and being able to see what you are supposed to do next, makes knitting easier. You will not have to rely on row-by-row instructions, and you will be able to recognize when the pattern contains a mistake, or when you have made a mistake.
  • If you are modifying a pattern, write down your changes. You may decide later to duplicate the same garment; if you do not write it down, you will not remember what you did.
  • Even if you have worked a swatch and have gotten the gauge to match the one called for in the pattern, check your work from time to time. The gauge on the garment may change as you work and become more comfortable with the knitting.
  • When you are approaching the end of your ball of yarn and start to wonder how many rows you can still get from it, fold the remaining yarn in half and tie a loose overhand knot at the halfway point. Knit a row. If you reach the knot before you finish the row, you will not have enough yarn to complete a second row. If, however, you finish the row before reaching the knot, you can complete another row with the remaining yarn.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Beginner Knitter's Life

Knitter, that's what i called to myself nowadays. I started to learn knitting about 5 months ago. As a beginner you can learn from knitting help . You can download both basic techniques and advanced techiques videos.

Well, there is 2 kind of knitting here. First, by using 2 needles usually called knitting/breien. Second, by using 1 needle or hook usually called crochet/hakken.
The one that i learned first was knitting with 2 needles. I learned the basic skills, knit and purl. With this knit and purl, i already can make a scarf, blanket, sweater, etc which patterns are very simple. Since i am a kind person who gets bored easily, i searched a lace pattern for my first project, scarf.

Here's my 1st scarf result: