A Knitting Wrapsody: Innovative Designs to Wrap, Drape, and Tie

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By Kristin Omdahl

Designer Kristin Omdahl is likely one of the so much cutting edge designers operating at the present time, and during this assortment, she showcases her signature motif designs and experimental building in 18 unique patterns--five scarves, six wraps, 5 shawls, and skirts--that offer new how one can take into consideration knitting items that wrap, drape, or tie.

Unlike different wrap books, this assortment deals inventive methods for wrapping your knitting, no matter if round the neck, shoulders, or waist. The designs for those clothing are only what you have been ready for--inspirational, artistic styles that increase your talents, discover form and silhouette, and are attractive to put on year-round.

All of the clothes contain attention-grabbing parts, from reversible sew styles and distinctive knitted edgings to attention-grabbing closures. every one undertaking is knitted, yet a lot of the classy attracts thought from the geometry, motifs, and methods of crochet.

Some of the suggestions are really strange and the enclosed DVD will display them in-depth prior to you solid on for a project.

With her passionate realization to sew element and distinctive motif designs, Kristin deals a variety of tasks in A Knitting Wrapsody for quite a few ability degrees and time commitments. extend your cloth wardrobe with daring, trendy shapes and upload form-flattering items excellent for layering.

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Five [118] cm) large, unwrapped. to slot 30 (34)" (76 [86. five] cm) waist. YARN DK weight (#3 Light). proven right here: sew Diva’s Studio Silk (100% silk; a hundred and twenty yd [110 m]/50 g): Shrinking Violet, five (6) skeins. NEEDLES dimension U. S. 6 (4 mm): 32" (80 cm) round (cir) and set of double pointed (dpn) for making pleats. regulate needle measurement if essential to receive the proper gauge. NOTIONS Tapestry needle. GAUGE 18½ stitches and 15 rows = four" (10 cm) in lace trend, after blocking off. NOTES The reduce edging is labored first. After the skirt is entire, stitches are picked up alongside the vertical part side and the aspect edging is joined to the skirt because it is labored. The physique stitches are certain off tightly in a mode just like the normal bind-off, yet another sew is labored as k2tog. 16-Stitch Pleat Pleats upload attention-grabbing intensity and texture to another way two-dimensional knitted cloth. so long as you opt a wide a number of of six stitches (for front, heart, and again of every side), you may regulate the pleats to any measurement. Slip sixteen sts onto dpn for underlay, sl subsequent sixteen sts onto one other dpn for fold-under. With WS dealing with tog, carry fold-under in the back of left needle tip, then, with RS tog, carry underlay in the back of fold-under—3 needles held tog at left of labor. *Insert correct needle tip into first st on all three left needle counsel and knit those sts tog—1 st on correct needle; rep from * to finish of pleat sts. decrease Medallion Edging WITH DPN, CO three sts. don't subscribe to. ROW 1: (RS) K1f&b (see Glossary), yo, k2—5 sts. ROWS 2, four, 6, eight, AND 10: Knit. ROW three: K2, yo, k1, yo, k2—7 sts. ROW five: K2, yo, k3, yo, k2—9 sts. ROW 7: K1, ssk, yo, sl 2, k1, p2sso, yo, k2tog, k1—7 sts rem. ROW nine: K1, ssk, yo, k3tog, k1—5 sts rem. ROW eleven: Ssk, k1, k2tog—3 sts rem. ROW 12: K3tog—1 st rem. ROW thirteen: Knit into front, again, and entrance of an identical st—3 sts. ROW 14: Rep Row 2. Rep Rows 1–14 till there are 26 (28) circle motifs, finishing with Row 12. Fasten off. flip this skirt right into a wrap just by omitting the pleats and waistband. paintings the circle motifs round all 4 edges for a full-frame border of medallion lace. Skirt observe: pass the 1st motif whilst settling on up sts for the skirt. This skipped motif might be picked up for the vertical fringe of motifs alongside the edges of the completed skirt. With cir needle and RS dealing with, choose up and knit 2 sts frivolously spaced alongside best fringe of moment motif from the sting. *Use the knitted approach (see word list) to CO nine sts, choose up and knit three sts calmly alongside most sensible fringe of subsequent motif; rep from * 22 (24) extra occasions, CO nine sts, then at the final motif, choose up and knit 2 sts lightly spaced—289 (313) sts overall. ROW 1: (WS) K1, *k2, cross moment st on correct needle tip over first st, k1, go moment st on correct needle tip over first st, sl 1 pwise with yarn in again (wyb), go moment st on correct needle tip over first st (3 sts BO); rep from *—73 (79) sts rem. ROW 2: K1, *yo, k1; rep from *—145 (157) sts. ROW three: Knit. ROW four: K1, *k1 within the yo house under, k2; rep from *—217 (235) sts. ROW five: K1, *k1, within the similar yo house under, k3; rep from *, finishing final rep k2—289 (313) sts.

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