Cryptic notes to future self Keep the cat the heck away! When you couple the stretch inherent in a folded edge with the inherent stretchiness of bias fabric, you get a magic amount of stretch. Same idea, only the I-cord mill makes the umbilical cord. Newer Post Older Post Home. To make the umilical cord, you have two choices. The second round of garment yarn as an increase round, and this is shown in illustration B. In October, I finished the remaining knitting. First, a plain round, where there are no increases, then this is followed by a second round, an “increase round” where the increasing takes place.
Never fear–when the umbilical cord is removed, the fabric will lay far flatter. Once your umbilical cord has been increased to the correct number of stitches, you switch to the garment yarn. Rearrange your work either by the magic loop method onto a long circular needle, or add another dpn or two, so that you are knitting with 4 or 5 dpn’s. The increase stitches are colored darker–in real life, of course, they’d be the same color as the other stitches. The cat ate it It actually took maybe 80 hours, but that was spread over 8 months, and much of that time was spent in disgust and worry, thinking about the mangled edge the cat chewed on when the project was about half done. To do this, you catch the free loops of the garment yarn on a blunt-tipped tapestry needle which you have previously threaded with the tail of the garment yarn, as shown. Follow steps or, an even easier way to start the little tube with I-cord from a mill.
The yarn is then drawn up s-l-o-w-l-y to prevent knotting, until all the stitches are snugged up into a center rosette of stitches. Cram it into your bag–compresses very small –elegant? Needle US 7 – 4.
TECHknitting: Knitting from the center: “Belly buttons” and the umbilical waste cord method
If you made the umbilical cord yourself, you will have the right number of stitches for your starting round of garment yarn. Iford notes to future self Keep the cat the heck away! Follow steps or, an even easier way to start the little tube with I-cord from a mill.
Techknittrr keep it the heck away from velcro:: Magic lace pattern You can see clear through the garment due to the openwork. With the stitches divided onto 2 dpn’s, and holding the tube flat both dpn’s held in the L hand, but only knitting off the front oneknit a row–in garment yarn if you made your own umbilical cord–in umbilical cord yarn if you did not.
The trick was to work the replacement edging as if working from a provisional cast on. This makes the belly button.
Want to be– –warmer? To get a better picture of the process, however, illustration D shows what the belly button would look like if you postponed surgery until some way into the project. Personal pattern not in Ravelry. This shawl happened in two chunks: Same idea, only the I-cord mill makes the umbilical cord.
Why this shawl ate my icor The cat ate kn It actually took maybe 80 hours, but that was spread over 8 months, and much of that time was spent in disgust and worry, thinking about the mangled edge the cat chewed on when the project was about half done.
The second round of garment yarn as an increase round, and this is shown in illustration B.
Yarn Rowan Kidsilk Haze. Never fear–when the umbilical cord is removed, the fabric will lay far flatter.
IMHO, the match of many a more complicated lace. Flip the dpn’s over and knit another row.
Or, make it even bigger–length is OK, but even wider would be alright–would cover hands when walking. Wow, what a difference–although the spinner only works well when fairly full, tecjknitter it was back to hand-loading the crochet hook towards the end.
Once removed, you get a neat little rosette of stitches–the “belly button. You can see the amount of stretch in the photo where the scarf is held at the top. Illustration Abelow, shows the umbilical cord which already has one round ie: If you are using I-cord from a mill 4 sts then cut that yarn long, and follow the below instructions to knit increases into the first few rounds of the I cord, using the I-cord yarn.
Alternatively, you can make an attractive little icodd in the middle of your work by not pulling the yarn up all the way when you snug up photo below. Then the cat came and chewed on the edge which discouraged me totally, leading to utter abondonment until October. With no fabric edge anywhere nearby, it magically stretches more than fabric worked with ANY sort of edging, no matter how stretchy that cast-on or bound- off or knitted edge is reputed to be.
This post explains more: Illustration E shows the umbilical cord removed but the belly button in this picture has not been snugged completely: Like moire, which also achieves its beauty from an interference pattern, this very simple pattern is the equal in visual interest to the most complex lace, as a moire fabric is the equal in visual interest to the most complex jaquard-woven fabric. The biased fabric has properties of stretch which even the loosest straight knitting does not have.
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Illustration A shows the plain non-increase round, while illustration B tehknitter the increase round. The cord gives you something to hang onto, making knitting easier.