Something I learned from a random post that came across my Pinterest feed:
Knitweaving has other names aside from knitweaving and inlay. It’s also called “woven knitting” (no surprise), as well as Estonian Inlay and Roositud. Both of the latter refer to the traditional use of it in Estonia, where it is used to form vertical bands of pattern in accessories like socks and mittens. There’s a clever way of making the woven yarn go back and forth while the knitting is worked in the round. It’s shown in this video:
I’ve collected all the patterns listed for the technique on Ravelry in this bundle, because there’s not enough patterns there yet to make it worth requesting a new attribute.
Now for the usual sporadic list of links:
(If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ll have seen these already.)
- Unholy heel: another way of doing a short-row heel without wrap-and-turn.
- Homemade knitting thimble, for those who like to do their stranded knitting with both yarns held in the left hand.
- Chinese Waitress cast-on with crochet hook.
- Clever things you can do with purled i-cords.
- Hatch Stitch Edge makes a fancy, tidy selvedge.
- Long tail cross over cast-on.
- Twisted decreases for use with traveling stitches.
(Detailed instructions are for a knitting machine, but the principle holds: knit together the two stitches that are on either side of the gap, then increase a stitch.)
- Working with a stationary warping paddle.
- Warping a loom directly from a warping board.
- Patterned bands with a two-hole rigid heddle.
- Using a homemade nail loom.
- Deflected warp on four shafts.
- Lazy joins for nalbinding.
- a method for making a tidy loop at the top of a friendship bracelet.
- Making and reading patterns for friendship bracelets.
- Dealing with ease in sewing patterns.
- Making patterns from finished clothes.
P.S. I’ve had one suggestion on Patreon for a word to encode as a stitch pattern for September. If you’d like to suggest a different word, please support me on Patreon by the fifteenth of this month and comment on my activity page. I’ll do a randomized choice if you do. Or you could suggest a word by September 15…