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Index of Beyond BOBBOL 2014 Tutorials, Tips & Techniques
Choosing thread/yarn if you plan to dye
The most critical step to successful tea dyeing is your thread choice.
Tea-time Serviette begins at the outer edge with a delightful Beaded Petit Scallop Edging. You can also consider one of these other edging options.
Judy's Straw Trick
Judy Gibson's trick for using a straw to help beads jump onto your needle.
Long Tail Beaded Cast On
This beaded cast on is very attractive because the beads will position themselves away from the fabric's edge, giving a picot effect along the border.
Petit Scallop Edging
Tea-time Serviette features a dainty lace Petit Scallop edging that can either be started with a beaded cast on or left plain without beads.
Zooming Along on the Center Area
Making a Square in 4 Triangular Sections. The basics of outside-in square shaped circular knitting plus a few tidbits for the ever-curious knitter.
Tea dyeing is an easy way to give common white thread a lovely vintage look. Dyeing can be done either before knitting or afterwards.
Bonus Companion Project: Beverage Coaster
Make a smaller companion piece for your Tea-time Serviette. This variation can be used as a large beverage coaster or teapot mat to protect your table.
The Challenge of Tiny
This month's Precious Treasures KAL combines lace knitting and beadwork in the tiniest project we've attempted so far with tiny needles, thread and beads.
Counting beads needed for a project
Many patterns omit exact number of beads needed for a project. Especially if you are stringing by hand, it is nice to know. This is how to figure it out for yourself.
Purl Twist Right
I expect the p1tr (purl 1 twist right) stitch used in Lorna's Light might have been new to you. It is used for firmer fabric and locking in tiny beads.
Ideas for Beaded and Twisted Cords
A fun part of making a necklace purse is coming up with a coordinating cord to go around your neck. Ideas and tips to make your own unique necklace cord.
I call the method used to make this stitch "cross looped". It's lace-like because of it's openness, but not technically lace.
Picking a Yarn
The "smoke" part of the name smoke ring refers to the light-as-air fibers with superb warmth for their weight that are often used in making smoke rings.
Sizing for a Custom Fit
If there is need to resize a smoke ring pattern, it will usually not be major amounts. One of these strategies will likely suffice.
What Goes Into the Design of a Smoke Ring?
Spark excitement in how you can use the canvas of a simple smoke ring to play around with Form, Stitch Pattern(s), Embellishment and Structure.
Don't Overthink It
Sometimes it is the easy things that can trip us up in our knitting. Donít overthink this monthís 2-stitch decorative bind off edging.
Blocking a Smoke Ring
My motto is to keep it simple.
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