Swatching

Swatching
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my son brought me this beautiful flower when he came from school – so sweet 🙂

I tried some slipped stitch patterns yesterday and they are great! Why did I struggle with intarsia, stranded knitting and double knitting first instead of learning the easy mode color work first? I did actually even “invented” a method to work stranded knitting forward and backwards so I can knit it in rows all on the right side (yes I hate working stranded knitting on the purl side THAT much, and working in the round was no option for that project).

So I made a lot of photos and there will be tutorials on how to work slipped stitch and knit-in-the-row-below patterns. I also made comparisons between these very similar techniques and they work out very differently in the endresult – I wouldn’t have guessed it.

Joining in with Keep Calm Craft On and Ginny.

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Here are the related articles for this mini-series:

Introduction
Slip stitch vs knit in the row below
5 slip stitch patterns
5 knit in the row below patterns

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Anne is an embroidery enthusiast living in rural north eastern Germany.

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Comments

  1. Oh… I can’t wait to see the tutorial! This is very cute!

  2. Amazing, so many different stitches. Love the colours.

  3. Lovely stitch patterns, it never ceases to amaze me how many different stitches and combinations of stitches there are in knitting. If you don’t like doing colourwork on the purl row have you looked into knitting in the round and then steeking? I finished my first steeked cardigan at Christmas and yes the cutting was scary but I was so pleased with how it came out 🙂

    • Yes, it’s great how many variations there are to such basic stitches aus knits and purls.
      I did try steeking for another project, but the slippery Alpaca yarn wasn’t suitable for steeking.

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