I found a jumper with a two-toned effect that I wanted to replicate. I tried six different ways of combing two industrial yarns to create this effect. The sixth way was the best.
The weaving brush cast on method is quick and easy. It is leaves a ragged edge but you can stretch or draw this up. Useful when doing a quick sampler or tension square.
Knitted swatches (or samplers) are smallish pieces of knitting that provide an example of your knitting. They are very simple to create and are a perfect starting point for a beginner. It is quite fun to see all the different things you can do. . Test that your machine etc works correctly Ideal for beginners to practice new techniques and shapes. Show what your yarn will look like at different tensions Compare different types of yarn Experiment with different colours and stitch patterns to get inspiration Create a library of swatches that you can refer to for future garments Produce ideas that you can show to your clients . Swatches…
There are a vast range of knitting machine to choose from, most secondhand, some new. It can be difficult to decide which machine is best. First you need to decide what you want to knit.