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TUTORIAL: Coin cable

A sweet little cable pattern which creates circles instead of knots. This is a 5 stitch pattern. 1. Slip 1 2. Put 3 sts on a separate needle 3-4. Put the next st in front of the separate needle 5. Put the slipped stitch on the left needle 6. Knit the 4 stitches on the separate needle 7. Knit the st on the left needle. Follow the photos then knit 6-8 rows/rounds then start the cabling again.

I used this stitch pattern for the AULON hat:

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Tutorial: Knitting Intarsia in the round

For some of my handpuppets it's neccessary to knit intarsia in the round. Intarsia is a colourwork technique where the yarn is not floated in the back of the knitting as in fairisle techniques, but each section is knit with it's own thread. Intarsia is often used where the pattern calls for bigger sections in one colour when stranded knitting would create a thick fabric. Usually intarsia is knitted flat. Knitting back and forth you always have the threads in the direction you want to have it. When knitting in the round you knit in one direction only. So here is the problem. Given you have 2 sections and knit section 1 and 2 and want to continue with section number 1, the thread of section number 1 is still at the end of the section - not where you need it. In fact you can't knit intarsia in the round UNLESS......

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Der "du machst doch Handarbeiten, oder?"-Effekt hat mir eine Riesenladung Stickgarn von einer Freundin gebracht. The "don't you do needleworks?"- effect got me lots of embroidery floss in lots of colours from a friend. Meine Lieblingskreuznahtvarianten My favorite herringbone stitch variations neue Sticharten ausprobieren aus meinem Stickbuch, das genauso alt ist wie ich ;) testing stitches from a book the same age as I am ;) ...

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