HOW TO: Twisted Yarn Over – Increase without a hole

In my TRAFUL Easy Vest, I use Twisted Yarn Over increases to shape the armholes on the back. If you’re not sure to know what a Yarn Over is, please visit the post about it here.

Twisted Yarn Over: Increase without a hole

In this case, you need to knit your YO through its back loop (or back leg). This is called “twisted knit” and closes the gap or hole created in the previous row by making the yarn over.

Below I show you a series of photos that will guide you step by step.

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HOW TO: YARN OVER (KNIT YARN OVER)

A YARN OVER (YO) is the simplest method to make an increase. It consists simply of interposing your thread (yarn over) between two consecutive stitches, and working into it on the next row, creating a new stitch.

When you are working a knit row, the YO is simply made by moving the yarn under the right-hand needle then over it towards the back of the work. Look the step by step photos:

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Zig Zag Seed Blanket Pattern

My NEW Zig Zag Seed Blanket Knitting Pattern is suitable for beginners. It will guide you to produce a blanket with a very interesting texture with only KNITS and PURLS!!

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It includes 2 measures:

  • Stroller / Baby size: 30.75” (78 cm) x 35.5” (90 cm)
  • Crib / Throw size: 45” (114 cm) x 60” (152 cm)

Of course, you can modify these measures very easily by adding more repeats of the Zig Zag Seed Stitch Pattern.

You can find it in my Etsy Shop or in my new Ravelry Store.

To make the crib size you need to work back and forth in a circular needle with a long cable (to accommodate all the stitches). If you don’t know how to do this, you can look my article about it here: How to Knit Back and Forth in a circular needle.

Happy knitting!

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HOW TO: Knit back and forth on circular needles (Flat knitting on circular needles)

When you want to knit something very wide (let’s say, a crib size blanket, or a big adult poncho) there is simply no way to accommodate all your stitches in a straight needle. There is nothing more useful in these cases than using a circular needle with a long cable!! Of course, you will not weave your work in a circular way, but BACK AND FORTH in a flat way. Let me show you below how it is done.

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HOW TO: INTARSIA – BUNNY BABY BLANKET PATTERN

Hi there!

I have a NEW blanket knitting pattern cute as a bunny 🙂 With a pompom tail, because any knitting baby project looks lovely with a pompom, right? You can find it in my Etsy shop and in my Ravelry Store.

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Is an easy pattern for beginners who want to start knitting projects with more than one color 🙂 It includes abbreviations, and charted and written row-by-row instructions to make this lovely blanket in 2 SIZES: Stroller / Baby Size and Crib size.

For this pattern I use INTARSIA technique to work with different colors. Below, I share with you an explanation of this technique (which I also include in my pattern).

INTARSIA

Intarsia is a knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colors. Unlike other multicolor techniques the yarn is not carried across the back of the work; when a color changes on a given row, the old yarn is left hanging.

  • When you’re switching colors, you’ll need to twist the colors together in the back so that there is no hole. When you arrive at a point where the color changes, you need to bring the new color up underneath the old one (to prevent holes) and start knitting with it.

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WS: Grey color being brought underneath cream color yarn. The next p stitch is knitted in grey.

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RS seen from back: Cream color being brought underneath grey color yarn. The next stitch will be knitted in cream.

This is how the bunny part of the blanket looks once finished knitting, but BEFORE weaving the ends:

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It’s super important to close any gap in the fabric when you weave in every yarn end. Otherwise, you could end with a hole like this:

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I hope all this info helps with your next INTARSIA project.

Have a lovely day, and HAPPY KNITTING!!

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