• Rib Magazine

    In the Ravelry pattern database out of the 473 710 registered knitting patterns 283 758 or about 60% have a value for the gender property, with the following distribution by value: Out of 94 223 sweater patterns 79 848 have the gender property set, with the following distribution by value: So only 1 out of …

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  • Sequence Knitting, simple methods for creating complex fabrics

    Sequence Knitting

    When we were in Berlin last month we dropped by at Wollen Berlin. My eye fell on a particularly beautiful book: Sequence Knitting by Cecelia Campochiaro. I didn’t dare buying it by fear of having overweight luggage on the return flight, so I added it to my wish list. And guess what I found under the …

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    I can’t align the increases with the decreases!

    We’re still knitting Christmas balls, and no, they won’t be ready for this year, they’re for next year. Last week we’ve elaborated a little bit about a few types of increases and decreases that might be suitable for knitting a ball. This week we’ll try to match increases and decreases. Visually the same Let’s start with the …

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  • Increases and decreases

    As promised last week, we’ll dive a bit deeper in the different possibilities of increases and decreases. This will be a bit more technical than last week, but that’s because it’s actually real content. First we’ll talk about where to place increases and decreases. Then we’ll list the different types of increases and the different …

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  • 10 different ways to knit a ball

    Do you also feel that clickbait titles are nothing but a source of disappointment? I read a catchy title, I’m eager to learn something, I click, and I get to read the most simplistic series of commonplaces. So I won’t list the 10 ways to knit a ball. Instead I’ll make a short analysis of …

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  • Knitting Balls

    So I wanted to knit balls. Christmas balls, that is, using my own Mergelland yarn. The famous Arne and Carlos wrote a book about it. I’ve bought it and tried the pattern using 4 mm circulars. Quite obviously they’ve used different yarn, so the ball I ended up making would require an XXL Christmas tree. …

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