RIB KNITTING: 4 RIBS I LOVE

In this episode I will show you 4 ribs I absolutely love. They are really easy to knit so join me with your needles!

Using ribs is a another fantastic way to customize a knitting pattern or to design your own pattern. I honestly think that anyone can be a knitting designer, if he or she is creative and likes to play with his or her knitting.

I hope you like these 4 ribs I am showing in the video. I truly love them and I have used them a lot in my designs. By the way since I am a combination knitter you might have to adapt your knitting a little bit. We had a great comment on Youtube from user Judy Vallas who explains in a comment below the video how you can adapt your knitting if you are not a combination knitter. Thank you Judy!

 

So what do you think about rib knitting? Also if you have a subject you would like me to cover in a future episode, please let me know in the comments!

…And as always,
#happyknitting !

Love,
Bjorn

HOW TO KNIT PERFECT EDGES AND BUBBLES

Hello again! We receive a lot of requests from our customers asking about how to get their edges right when knitting. Well, I can help with that and so I thought it would be a good topic for our weekly video tutorial.

Click on the image above to watch the video.

This time our knitting tutorial consists of 3 short classes because I wanted to cover more than just one topic. In the first part I’ll show you how you can knit a perfect edge in garter and stockinette stitch.

The second class is the easiest. It shows how you can get the edge right when knitting on the bias. We’ll knit the first stitch twice to achieve a nice 45-degree angle.

In the third and last class it’s getting a lot more fun when I show you how to knit a bubble. You can add these in different sizes to your knitting and by doing so you can give your piece a little extra style.

As always please feel free to comment and ask questions. Please allow me some time to reply. There is just so much on our agenda these days that it takes me more time than I ‘d like. Please do also subscribe to our YouTube channel and recommend my litte videos if you like them.

…And as always,

Happy Knitting!

Bjorn

HOW TO FIND YOUR PERSONAL KNITTING STYLE

Knitting is a creative hobby and especially for me as a designer it’s just natural to play around with different ways of doing things. This is what today’s video tutorial is all about: Finding your personal knitting style.

For me this is a very important topic. I want to encourage you to think out of the box and start to play when you’re knitting. Once you start to experiment with your knitting you will see how easy it suddenly becomes to alternate the design of the pattern you are knitting. You may even start designing your very own patterns!

I was thinking a long time about the right way to show you how to find your personal knitting style. In the end I realized that the only to do so would be talking about my own knitting.

So here is how I do things when I knit, the techniques that work best for me and the mistakes I make voluntarily. I hope this knitting video tutorial will inspire you to find your own knitting style.

If you purchase any of our knitting kits please feel encouraged to add your personal note to the pattern. Knitting is all about you.

Click on the image above to watch the video.

 

By the way I’m using our SKEINO Donna Yarn for this tutorial. It’s a 7 oz. super bulky, extra fine merino superwash yarn in super bulky weight.

What is your personal knitting style? Do you have any questions or tips that might be valuable to other knitters? Let me know down in the comments here in the blog and on Youtube.

 

…And as always,

Happy Knitting!

Bjorn

HOW TO USE [K-YO-K] AS A KNITTING PATTERN

As a follow up to my last “Increase Line” blogpost, I want to show you today 2 patterns using [K-YO-K] as part of a pattern design. Several knitters asked me if this stitch could be used other than for creating an increase line.

Watch the video tutorial

 

Example 1:

The first sample shows using the [K-YO-K] for a bubble pattern. The basic pattern is Stockinette Stitch and the right side is the purl side. Imbedded are the bubbles, starting with the [K-YO-K]. For three more rows the bubbles are knitted on the right side and purled on the wrong side. In between there are 3 stitches.

Here is the pattern with a 12 rows pattern repeat:

Abbreviation [D2-P1] = slip second and third stitch over the first stitch and purl this stitch (decrease 2 sts)

Cast on for a swatch of 27 stitches.

  1. *P3, [K-YO-K]* and repeat, P3
  2. *K3, P3* and repeat, K3
  3. *P3, K3* and repeat, P3
  4. *K3, P3* and repeat, P3
  5. *P3, [D2-P1]* and repeat, P3
  6. K all sts
  7. P1, *[K-YO-K], P3* and repeat, [K-YO-K], P1
  8. K1, *P3, K3* and repeat, P3, K1
  9. P1, *K3, P3* and repeat, K3, P1
  10. K1, *P3, K3* and repeat, P3, K1
  11. P1, *[D2-P1], P3* an d repeat, [D2-P1], P1
  12. K all sts

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Example 2:

The second sample shows using the [K-YO-K] for a mare graphic pattern. The basic pattern is also Stockinette Stitch, but here the right side is the knit side. All back rows are straight purled. All front rows have the increases from the [K-YO-K] in row 1 and 5 or the K2tog/SSK in rows 3 and 7.

Here is the pattern with an 8 rows pattern repeat:

Abbreviations

K2tog = knit 2 together (decrease one stitch, right slanted)

SSK = knit 2 together (decrease one stitch, left slanted)

NOTE: K2tog and SSK are the opposite for continental / combination knitters.

Cast on for a swatch 25 stitches

  1. K2, *[K-YO-K], K3* and repeat, [K-YO-K], K2
  2. P all stitches
  3. K1, *K2tog, K1, SSK, K1* and repeat
  4. P all stitches
  5. K4, *[K-YO-K], K3* and repeat, [K-YO-K], K4
  6. P all stitches
  7. K3, *K2tog, K1, SSK, K1* and repeat, K2
  8. P all stitches

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Both patterns are very easy and can be adopted for a sweater or jacket.

SKEINO’s Francesca yarn (worsted weight) will work just fine and will show the textures well. For the fall season I have planned to use these patterns in a sweater, cardigan or pullover.

So what do you think about using K-YO-K as a knitting pattern? Please let me know in the comments section.

…and as always:

Happy Knitting !