Needlework crazy

Knitting

Knitting is a method by which thread or yarn is used to create a cloth. Knitted fabric consists of a number of consecutive rows of loops, called stitches. As each row progresses, a new loop is pulled through an existing loop. The active stitches are held on a needle until another loop can be passed through them. This process eventually results in a fabric, often used for garments. Knitting may be done by hand or by machine. There exist numerous styles and methods of hand knitting. Different types of yarns and needles may be used to achieve a plethora of knitted materials; these tools give the final piece a different colour, texture, weight, and/or integrity. Other factors that affect the end result include the needle's shape, thickness and malleability, as well as the yarn's fibre type, texture and twist.

Knitting tutorial

There are plenty of knitting tutorials on the Internet, like the one you see here.

How to do the triple purl

In this short video you can learn how to do the triple purl stitch. Notice how the same stitch is worked three times.

Some of my knitting pieces

Boy Sweater

sweaterThis is a 'sailor' style sweater that I knitted for my son when he was about two years old. I took the pattern from a Burda magazine. The boats are 'embroidered' on top of the finished knitted sweater.

Girl Sweater

sweaterThis is a sweater that I knitted for my daughter when she was a few months old. In the same way used for the boats in the previous sweater, the skater is 'embroidered' on top of the sweater. That is, it was not knitted as part of the front piece but instead stitched afterwards.

Man Sweater

sweaterThis sweater was the first Christmas gift I gave my husband even before we got married. I was able to knit it without him realizing it, and I was able to surprise him. He definitely was not paying attention to my knitting ;) The pattern came from a Burda magazine.

Man Sweater

sweater2I knitted this sweater as a gift for my brother but at the end it didn't fit him (bad planning!) and I kept it. The design was my idea based on the previous one. The texture of the yarn is softer for this one.