KNITTING TUTORIAL: BAUHAUS MITERED SHAWL

From now our weekly video episodes will feature more knitting tutorials supporting the featured kit in the newsletter. That way you can discover our new kits even quicker and you will have direct support using the comments section.

This week Bjorn will start with the wonderful Bauhaus Mitered Shawl:

The design of SKEINO’s MITERED SHAWL was inspired by the German BAUHAUS school of design. Bjorn’s weaving teacher Margarete Reichardt was a former Bauhaus student. She studied under the direction of Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. In memory of his time working with her in her workshop he created this shawl.

The easy design is based on three mitered squares which are seamlessly worked in one piece to form the shawl. This luscious yarn is DK weight and the fibers are extra fine merino 19.5 micron. The yarn is treated superwash for an easy care. The Garter Stitch pattern supports the characteristic graphical shape.

The design comes in two different color options:

1. Three skeins in the same color: The first skein will be knitted up in a diamond shaped square with an increase line in the middle. After finishing this you use half of the stitches for a right and a left second and third square of the same size. These two squares have a decrease line in the center.

2. Three skeins in three different colors: All three colors are being used for the three squares. The pattern provides a chart, which is easy to follow. Otherwise everything is the same.

Don’t pass up this opportunity to knit this exiting piece for yourself or someone else. This interesting shape is very easy to knit. The handpainted yarn will not pool or zigzag because of the constant increases or decreases. The three color version will create a stunning effect, almost a one of a kind piece.

This is a great beginners piece and you will have fun with it when you see the construction growing.

 

Please let me know what you think about this new format. Feel free to leave your comments and questions here in the comments sections or directly on Youtube.

 

Love,

Bjorn

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KNITTING WITH DIFFERENT YARNS IN ONE PROJECT

I really love to think out of the box when knitting. One such thing is combining different yarns in the same knitting project. In this video I will show you a few examples of my designs where I did combine knitting yarns using the same pattern.

If you want to knit one of these designs yourself here are the links to our SKEINO website where you can find them. These knitting kits are on sale and will eventually be gone so some of these links might not work in a few weeks from now:

2-Yarn Scarf 

Bertie’s Shawl

Lengthwise Scarf

Feather And Fan Afghan

 

I hope you liked this episode. Now you should have a good idea about how to knit with different yarns in one project. If you want to knit any of my designs please visit SKEINO. You can also use your own stash and try out one or another of the techniques above. For questions or recommendations please let me know in the comments!

…And as always: #happyknitting

 

Love,

Bjorn

 

HOW TO CHANGE YARNS WITHOUT ENDS

In this video I will show you how to join to yarns without having to weave in ends. This technique is needed for many knitting projects. I will use our SKEINO Nohea Shawl as an example.

 

As always I hope that you enjoyed this video. Please comment and ask here or on Youtube. Also feel free to request any knitting related subject that you would like me to cover in the SKEINO video blog.

#happyknitting

Love,

Bjorn

EDGING FOR STOCKINETTE STITCH

After publishing last week’s episode in which I talked about how to knit perfect edges we received so much great feedback from our SKEINO community and our customers. There were also plenty of questions about edging for Stockinette Stitch.

This is why I decided to make another video about edges and of course this time we are focussing on how to knit edges for Stockinette Stitch.

As you might know this technique tends to make your knitted piece “roll up”. Although this can’t be avoided completely I found out that you can keep rolling up to a minimum using the techniques I will be explaining in this video of our weekly knitting blog.

 

I hope you liked the video. For questions and other feedback please feel free to contact me in the comments section here or on Youtube.

…And as always:

#happyknitting

 

Love,

Bjorn

 

HOW TO KNIT PERFECT EDGES

In this episode we will take a closer look at knitting edges. Often our SKEINO customers would ask me how this is done best. In this short knitting tutorial I will show you how it should not be done and how you can improve your edges when knitting.

 

I hope you liked watching this video. Please contact me in the comments here or on Youtube if you have any questions.

#happyknitting

 

Love,

Bjorn

 

4 WAYS TO KNIT A TRIANGULAR SHAWL

I truly love designing and knitting triangular shawls. Therefore at SKEINO you will find a large number of knitting kits, which are triangular shawls. Today I will show you 4 ways to knit a triangular shawl yourself. Please feel free to try this at home!

 

In case you want to watch a particular technique, but not all of them, here are some time-coded links. This will also make it easier for you to revisit a certain technique in case you got stuck.

Increase on the center line

Part 1: Knitting from the bottom up

Part 2: Knitting from the top down

 

Increase on the left or right tip

Part 3: Shoulder line as an edge

Part 4: Diagonal line as an edge

 

I hope you liked this episode. Now you should have a good idea about how to knit your own triangular shawl. If you want to knit any of my designs please visit SKEINO. You can also use your own stash and try out one or another of the techniques above. For questions or recommendations please let me know in the comments!

…And as always: #happyknitting

 

Love,

Bjorn

 

HOW TO KNIT ON THE BIAS

Today I will show you how to knit on the bias. This is not the only technique to create a diamond shaped piece when knitting but it’s my favorite way to do so.

In the first part of this episode I will show you how your piece shouldn’t look like. Then I will show you how you can knit on the bias the right way.

 

Thank you for watching and please let me know if you have any comments or questions. If you would like me to cover a subject you are really interested please use the comment section here or on Youtube to let me know.

…And as always: #happyknitting

Love,

Bjorn