MERRELL HAT AND SCARF KNITTING TUTORIAL

This time I will show you the SKEINO Merrell Hat and Scarf, a knitting kit that will not only knit up a scarf but a hat too! It is a 2-yarn project and super easy to do, even if you are a beginner knitter.

In the first part of this episode I will explain the structure of the scarf and the hat.
In part two I will show you how to knit the piece and why the scarf tends to create a bias form on its own. Watch my special advice for edging and yarn changes.

If you like this kit you can find it here: http://ss1.us/a/D2ps7gVO
On the product page you will also be able to download the pattern for free.

Watch this video if you want to take a closer look at the yarn or if you want to reassure yourself just how easy this project is to knit.

 

…And as always: Happy Knitting!

Love,

Bjorn

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TAPESTRY VEST – KNITTING TUTORIAL

This knitting tutorial is about SKEINO’s new Tapestry Vest. Follow me along as I walk you through the construction of the vest in the video.

I will show you the finished front and back first and then we will go into detail with the construction of each of these parts.

The Tapestry Vest is really fun to knit! As always you can download the complete pattern on our product page as a PDF link.

The knitting kit for the Tapestry Vest can be found here: http://ss1.us/a/3Jq877RT

 

http://ss1.us/a/3Jq877RT

 

Please let me know what you think about the Tapestry Vest in the comments or on Youtube.

 

Love,

Bjorn

KNITTING WITH TWO DIFFERENT YARNS USING THE SAME NEEDLE SIZE

In this episode we will take a look at how you can knit a project with two different yarn weights without having to change the needle size.

As an example I will knit SKEINO’s newest kit, the Denali Shawl. I designed this piece using our Flame Yarn which is super bulky and our Merino-Nylon Sock yarn. I love the textures of the different fibers and I thought you might like it too.

The Denali Shawl can be found here: http://ss1.us/a/QD9JnI34

 

As always please let me know your thoughts and questions down in the comment section or on Youtube.

 

Love,

Bjorn

HOW TO KNIT IN THE ROUND

A customer asked me if I could teach her how to knit in the round and I told her that I would make a video about it. If you are also unsure or curious about the technique this video is for you. Knitting in the round is really quite simple if you take care of a few basics. Let me walk you through them in the video.

 

 

I hope you could take something away from this short class. If you have questions or comments please let me know in the comments or right on Youtube.

Love,

Bjorn

ANNETTE SHAWL

The Annette Shawl is based on our Bauhaus Mitered Shawl. In this video I will show you which yarn is being used, the construction as well as a few design options. As always with SKEINO the pattern is free. You can download it by scrolling down to the “Download Pattern” section on the product page.

To knit the Annette Shawl yourself click here:
http://ss1.us/a/F7fQ75A6

Do also check out our Bauhaus Mitered Shawl here:
http://ss1.us/a/3jX4X4QS

 

 

Please let me know what you think about this design in the comments or on Youtube. This approach is a little less modern than our Bauhaus Mitered Shawl. Which one do you like best?

Love,

Bjorn

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

HOW TO KNIT BOBBLES

In this episode I will talk about a fun subject: How to knit bobbles.
If you have never knitted bobbles or bubbles before you will find that it’s not too difficult. I’m using two different colored yarns so that it is easy to see for you.

I hope you liked this episode. As always any comments or questions are more than welcome.

Love,

Bjorn