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Post by Adrian on 24th May 2010, 8:23 pm

budburst12 wrote: You'll very often stumble across video clips showing you how to do it.

Now that is an awesome idea

Would anybody be interested in sourcing knitting stitch video links and posting up a new thread?

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Post by MrsC on 24th May 2010, 9:36 pm

Not got time to do so at the moment Badger, but will agree that there are loads of videos on You Tube that have saved me quite a few times, especially when I was teaching myself to knit socks!

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Post by budburst12 on 25th May 2010, 10:25 am

Good idea Badger! I'll give it a go getting this started...
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Post by budburst12 on 15th July 2010, 2:53 pm

I'm knitting a blanket for my little lady which will be made out of lots of little squares all sewn together. Basically it's a way of using up old yarn and it's a good way to try out new knitting styles! I'd really like every square to be different, but am starting to run out of ideas. Does anyone know any nice patterns they could share?

So far I've done a couple of bobble styles, a simple lace (4 holes arranged in a diamond shape) and I've played around with alternating stocking stitch and garter stitch to make shapes (most of the turquoise ones in the photo).

Any other ideas for knitting styles I could use?

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Post by Lakshmi on 16th July 2010, 6:43 pm

basket weave?
not sure if feather & fan would work on such a project...

let me see if I can find piccies of what I am talking about:

basketweave

Feather and Fan


relatively recently, I made a rattle for a baby in the shape of a cube,
with all the sides of the cubes with a different yarn and/or different
texture and one of the sides was like the side of a cube with six "dots"
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Post by Lakshmi on 16th July 2010, 6:48 pm

I also like to knit hearts or diamonds or similar easy little patterns into a plain square.
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Post by budburst12 on 17th July 2010, 6:28 pm

Thanks Lakshmi, they both look great! I'll add those to the collection..

Love the idea of making a knitted cube rattle. hmm, if all else fails and I get fed up of blanket knitting, I could always do that instead! Smile

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Post by Lakshmi on 18th July 2010, 11:11 am

and there are a few things you can buy that are cheap as chips that will make sure the rattle is safe for your little lady.
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Post by budburst12 on 19th July 2010, 9:29 am

oh yeah, what kind of things?
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Post by Lakshmi on 19th July 2010, 8:04 pm

what they call "stockinette" at the foam shop. resembles vaguely the things they give you in hospitals to put around an arm or a leg.

And also toy stuffing (BIG bag for GBP 1.50)

and the plastic casing inside "Kinder surprise eggs". the thing that protects the little toy thingummy.

so you buy a Lindt golden rabbit and take the bell. clean, put it in the cleaned plastic casing, then stuff in the middle of some toy stuffing (make sure it is the one resistant to tears - the one that works best I thought was the left over from sofa stuffing) and then sew the "stockinette" around the lot a few times. and put inside the part sewn cube.

finish sewing the cube. job done!
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Post by budburst12 on 20th July 2010, 9:38 am

Ah, lovely, thankyou! Very Happy

Wouldn't have thought of pre-wrapping the stuffing - can just imagine it now - Josie delighting in pulling all the stuffing out through the gaps in the knitting!

Seems a good excuse to buy a lindt golden rabbit too - knew I should have kept that bell at easter time, but I can squeeze down another for a good cause!
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