Can I tell you how much I love this technique?
This is such a cool way to get plaid into knitting.
Click on the images to read the pattern for knitting placemats that include a woven plaid element.
This cool knit plaid placemat pattern is from the book:
Knitters who don’t know how to crochet often see crochet patterns and wish there was a way to convert them. The same is true for crocheters who don’t know how to knit. Those who know how to do both like to choose one over the other for the inherent “look” that each offers. This book gives them the option, as instructions for each project are given in both knit and crochet.
Margaret Hubertdesigns for yarn companies and book and magazine publishers including Crochet, Interweave Press, Quick and Easy Crochet, Crochet Fantasy, and Belle Armoire.
I started to play around with this technique. I grabbed one of my long skinny scarves that was knitted on some big needles and some yarn that was fairly thick and flat and just experimented. I kind of like how it's coming out, I am not sure how much I am going to do or how I will secure the ends but it certainly changes the whole look and feel of the scarf.
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What is your favorite knit thing? Is it something you made or was made for you?
My crazy scarf. It is a thin long scarf made from all scraps of yarn with the tails at the changes left on and just knotted together to secure. It is made in all red and black with a hint of white yarn. I have made them for friends in other combos and it allows me to play with lots of different yarns.
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