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booksinprogressmilano:

New Directions in Fair Isle Knitting

Patty Knox

Lark Books, 1986

119 pages

euro 40,00*

Collection of patterns worked in Fair isle 
The charming motifs include bumblebees, mushrooms, fruit, flowers and more 
There are patterns for all the family —- V-neck sweaters, sleeveless pullovers, round-neck seaters, cardigans, caps, mittens, scarves and more

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emilyonthewall:

Far over the Misty Mountains cold

***Now for sale (on commission) via my Etsy shop!***
(my intention was to make a free pattern, but some folks have expressed interest, but don’t really want to knit it themselves—so I’ve made purchasing it from me an option. I’m doing them all myself, so please forgive the steep price and slow turn-around time!)

If you downloaded this before April 19, there is a tiny error on Page 6 (there should be a squiggle in the “F”esque letter) I’M VERY SORRY BUT I NOTICED IT JUST NOW!!!!!!*** 
Edit: now available as a PDF download on Ravelry.

A lovely Tumbl-user, fuckthisimgoingto221b, reminded me that I never actually updated my “Song of the Lonely Mountains” knitting chart. So here it is!

I did end up changing it quite a bit (the original 45 stitches were just too thick). I finished knitting it when there was still lots of snow on the ground (after many mistakes with double-knitting), and have been wearing the thing for a few lovely months.

I made it with Illimani’s baby alpaca (I needed about 1.5 skeins in each colour), in colours inspired by Tolkien’s original illustration, and it is THE SOFTEST thing ever!

With the leftover yarn, I made a headband (a miniature version of this) that says To dungeons deep and caverns old. That chart is available here.

If anyone actually knits this, please please send me your WIP and/or finished pics! I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE THEM! That would make me so happy :3

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emilyonthewall:

Song of the Lonely Mountain (Misty Mountains Cold) Scarf Now For Sale on Etsy (made to order in the colours of your choice)!

The response to my scarf chart has been quite overwhelming… THANK YOU!

And now I suddenly find myself with *some* free time. So I thought I’d make the finished produce available for purchase, in case folks don’t (or don’t want to) knit… of course, I totally encourage having a go at it yourself, and will keep providing the chart for freeeee! Sorry that the price is so steep—materials are insanely expensive and it takes quite a long time to make :(

But just in case, I am forever

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myrddin-emrys:

Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.
Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.
What you’ll need:
circular knitting needles
yarn
small scales
You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.
Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!
(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)
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myrddin-emrys:

Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.

Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.

What you’ll need:

  • circular knitting needles
  • yarn
  • small scales

You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.

Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!

(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)

Read More

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why can’t someone just pay me an hourly wage to spend all day knitting and watching james st james’s transformations on youtube