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Learn to knit without instructions

We’ll provide you with measurement tools and teach you how to turn any idea into a personalized knitting reality.

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Step One: Choosing the Model

Consider whether the model should be fitted or loose, light or heavy for colder days, and what type of neckline you prefer.

Step Two: Selecting Yarn and Needles Choose a yarn that suits your desired garment – wool or cotton, thick or thin. Additionally, pick needles that match the yarn and meet your knitting needs.

Step Three: Creating a Sample Craft a sample piece measuring 10×10 cm. This sample will serve as your measurement guide for the knitting project, providing insights into the number of stitches and rows per 10 cm.

Step Four: Model Measurement Instead of complex measurements, use a well-fitting garment as a model for your measurements. Record the model’s dimensions – width, length, height, and any other necessary details.

Step Five: Calculating Stitches for Width Determine how many stitches are needed for a 10 cm width. For instance, if the sample has 20 stitches per row and 15 rows per 10 cm, and you need 40 cm width, divide 40 by 10, then multiply the result by the number of stitches per row (e.g., 40/10 = 4 * 20 = 80). This means you’ll need 80 stitches for the width.

Step Six: Rows for Height Calculate the number of rows needed for the desired height or measure it directly on the knitted fabric. Compare it against the recorded height.

Adjustments for Waist and Neckline Similarly, adjust the sleeves by adding an eyelet on each side approximately every 6-8 rows.

Learn to knit without instructions: In summary, this is the general idea for planning your knitting project.

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  1. Alisa S** February 27, 2024

    The moment we’ve all been waiting… Look so nice

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