We're setting a start date of February 1st and the KAL will go for six weeks ending on March 8th. This is a fairly easy knit but will take some time because of the small yarn. We do have some kits put together on our website for easy color choices or you can mix and match yarns for your own custom look. I've already chosen my yarn as those of you who follow us on Facebook may have seen.
|Tosh Prairie in Worn Denim and |
Malabrigo Lace Superwash in Volcan
Of course you can choose other yarns and we'll be happy to give you any advice you may need.
To help you along I've filmed a new instructional video on how to do a M1L (make one left) and M1R (make one right). In it I show you how to do both M1 increases and I also show them done both English (throwing) style and Continental (picking) style. It will be edited and up on our website soon, but in the meantime, I've created some written descriptions for you complete with pictures!
Here is a description of each:
Make One Left (M1L) to do this increase you will need to have at least one stitch on your right hand needle. Look at your knitting between the two needles. See the little bar between the two stitches? With your left needle pick up this bar going from front to back. Now, knit the loop you now have on your left needle through the back loop just as you would a normal knit through the back loop.
By knitting through the back loop you are adding a left twist to the increase, making it invisible. Without the twist you will get an eyelet much like a small yarnover instead of an invisible increase.
Perhaps an easy way to remember this is:
M1L - pick up front to back, knit in the back - front, back, back
M1R - pick up back to front, knit in the front - back, front, front
Next time I'll take about lifelines, what are they and how do you use them.
Have fun and I hope you'll join us for the KAL!