In this DROPS video we show how you can knit an I-cord back and forth on the needle.
An I-cord is a knitted tube. Often used for the handles on a bag or cords to tie on a hat, jacket or hood. We have another video showing how to make a small i-cord knitting from RS only, but with this one we show you how you how to make a larger one. You can cast on 4, 6, 8 sts or more, but it has to be an even number.
Knit every row back and forth like this: *K1, put thread in front of piece, slip 1 st as if to purl, put thread behind piece*, repeat from *-* on all rows. This creates a round string. When long enough knit sts tog 2 by 2 at the same time as binding off.
In this DROPS video we show how you can knit the magic loop technique.
This means you can knit a smaller tubular piece using a circular needle instead of double pointed needles.
The circular needle should be long and have a flexible cord. Cast on your number of sts and push the sts to the middle of the cord. Separate and pull out the cord in the middle of the sts. Slide sts to the needle tips each side, make sure sts don't get twisted.
Your working yarn is on the back needle and you start working the sts on your front needle. Draw out the back needle to work the front needle. When front needle is done, turn work and slide sts back to the other tip and work that side the same way. Continue in the round, make sure to always pull out the needle at the side where you have the working yarn.
This video has NO SOUND - you must read the pattern to be able to follow this video properly. You'll find a pattern where you can use this technique by clicking here: garnstudio.com/pattern.php?id=4230&cid=19
In this DROPS video we show how you can make a pompom.
Cut out 2 circular cardboard pieces with the desired diameter. Cut a big hole in the middle. Place the 2 pieces against each other and wind the yarn round. The more yarn, the denser the pompon. Cut the threads between the 2 pieces, be careful not to pull out the threads! Use a thread to tighten round the middle of the threads between the 2 pieces. Pull tight and tie hard. If the pompon is a little uneven, adjust the lengths of the yarn ends.
In this DROPS video we show how to do Tunesian crochet. Tunesian (Afghan) crochet is a technique that makes your work look knitted (for larger project you use a long crochet hook, called an Afghan hook).
Start with a row of chain stitches. Work first row by inserting the hook back into the second chain from hook, pull yarn through, then insert hook in next chain, pull yarn through and so on until end of chain row.
All new sts remain on the hook and at the end, there will be as many sts on the hook as the pattern required. Do not turn work, but now start binding off each stitch by first pulling yarn through 1 st, then yarn trough 2 sts at the same time until end of row. Make sure to have a constant number of sts everytime you pick up new sts. This technique creates a dense fabric in a grid pattern with a definite front and back side.
This video has NO SOUND - you must read the pattern to be able to follow this video properly.