Creative Knitting - Graceful Lace SIP 2019 : 2019-04-01

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HAPPILY HOMESPUN

knitting school Refer to these pages for informatio­n on basic knitting techniques. StitchGuid­e.com • • Need help? ILLUSTRATE­D GUIDES HOW- TO VIDEOS Long- Tail Cast-On Purl (p) Insert the right needle behind the left needle and knit into the back of the same stitch. Slip the original stitch off the left needle. Make a slip knot on the right needle. Place the thumb and index finger of your left hand between the yarn ends with the long yarn end over your thumb, and the strand from the yarn ball over your index finger. Close your other fin- gers over the strands to hold them against your palm. Spread your thumb and index fingers apart and draw the yarn into a V. Place the needle in front of the strand around your thumb and bring it under- neath this strand. Carry the needle over and under the strand on your index finger. Draw the strand through the loop on your thumb. Drop the loop from your thumb and draw up the strand to form a stitch on the knitting needle. Repeat until you have cast on the num- ber of stitches indicated in the pattern. With yarn in front, insert the right needle from back to front into the next stitch on the left needle. Wrap the yarn counterclo­ckwise around the right needle. Use the right nee- dle to pull the loop through the stitch and to the back. Slide the stitch off left needle. Bar Increase: (purl: pfb) Purl the next stitch but do not remove the original stitch from the left needle. Insert the right needle behind the left needle and purl into the back of the same stitch. Slip the original stitch off the left needle. Make 1 With Left Twist (M1L) Insert the left needle from front to back under the strand that runs between the stitch on the right needle and the stitch on the left needle. With the right needle, knit into the back of the loop on the left needle. To make this increase on the purl side, insert left nee- dle in same manner and purl into the back of the loop. Bind Off Binding Off (knit) Knit the first two stitches on the left needle. Insert the left needle into the first stitch worked on the right needle, then lift that first stitch over the second stitch and off the right needle. Knit the next stitch and repeat. When one stitch remains on the right needle, cut the yarn and draw the tail through the last stitch to fasten off. Knit (k) Binding Off (purl) Make 1 With Right Twist (M1R) With yarn in back, insert the right needle from front to back into the next stitch on the left needle. Bring the yarn under and over the right needle, wrap- ping the yarn coun- terclockwi­se around the needle. Use the right nee- dle to pull the loop through the stitch. Slide the stitch off the left needle. Purl the first two stitch- es on the left needle. Insert the left nee- dle into the first stitch worked on the right needle, then lift the first stitch over the sec- ond stitch and off the right needle. Purl the next stitch and repeat. When one stitch remains on the right needle, cut the yarn and draw the tail through the last stitch to fasten off. Insert the left needle from back to front under the strand that runs between the stitch on the right needle and the stitch on the left needle. With the right needle, knit into the front of the loop on the left needle. To make this increase on the purl side, insert left nee- dle in same manner and purl into the front of the loop. Increase (inc) Bar increase (knit: kfb) Knit the next stitch but do not remove the original stitch from the left needle. 108 Graceful Lace APRIL 2019 FIND US @ www. facebook. com/ CreativeKn­ittingMaga­zine

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