Pattern Specific Tutorials

Here you can find links to pattern specific tutorials, including:

Paper Lanterns Shawl

  • How to work the Dip Stitch and the 1/1 LC and 1/1 RC stitches without a cable needle
  • How to make the tasseled fringing

What's New Pussycat

  • How to add the Nose Bead

Upstream

  • How to work the Dropstitch
  • How to work the Picot Bind Off

Paper Lanterns Shawl - How to work the Dip Stitch, 1/1 RC and 1/1 LC without a cable needle

This tutorial walks you through the 4 rows of the dip stitch pattern used in the Paper Lanterns shawl.

Row 1: Dip Stitch Row (time in video - 0:36)

Sl1 wyif, change to the contrast colour yarn , k2, ssk. Dip Stitch: Insert the RH needle into the stitch 4 rows below the next stitch, this will be the last row of the 2 stripe down. Drop the next stitch from the LH needle and unravel down to the held stitch. Wrap the yarn around the RH needle and draw a stitch through the held stitch and the 4 loose strands (handy tip: keep the held stitch to the right of the dropped stitches as you pull the stitch through as this will ensure it sits at the front), k5* repeat these steps to the end of the row as per the pattern. For the last dip stitch of the row you will use the kyok stitch from a previous row

Row 2: Purl as per pattern

Row 3: Working the 1/1 LC and 1/1 RC without a cable needle (time in video - 3:57)

*1/1 LC - Insert the RH needle into the back of the 2nd stitch on the LH needle. Wrap the yarn around and pull a stitch through. Take the RH needle into the front of the 1st stitch on the LH needle and pull a stitch through. Drop both stitches from the LH needle. K1.

1/1 RC - Insert the RH needle into the front of the 2nd stitch on the LH needle. Wrap the yarn around and pull a stitch through. Take the RH needle into the front of the 1st stitch on the LH needle and pull a stitch through. Drop both stitches from the LH needle.K1*

Repeat these steps as per the pattern to the end of the row. On the contrast colour rows you will finish with a 1/1 LC before working the kyok.

Row 4: Purl as per pattern

Paper Lanterns Shawl - How to make the Tassel Fringe

Turn the work to wrong side facing. We will be starting from the last stitch that was just cast off along the garter edge. Take both the joining end and the finish end of the first contrast stripe yarn and knot them together, but don’t pull the strands tight as this will distort the edge. They will form part of the fringing so can be kept fairly loose. Repeat this for all of the loose ends of the contrast yarns.

Cut all of the loose strands to about 3” / 7.5cm

Take a small piece of cardboard measuring roughly 3.5” / 9cm by 2” / 5cm, hold it so that the smaller edge is at the top and cut a small slit.

Step 1: Choose a yarn and catch the end of it in the top slit, wrapping it around the card lengthways 3 times. Cut the yarn.

Step 2: Slide the loops off the card from the bottom and use your index finger to catch the top of the loops of the tassel so you don’t lose any strands. Catch the rest of the strands in your left hand.

Step 3: With the tassel still in your left hand, pick up the crochet hook and insert this under both strands of the 1st slipped stitch on the edge of the shawl.

Step 4: Slide the loops from your finger onto the crochet hook and pull the strands of the tassel through the slipped stitch, leaving a small loop.

Step 5: Catch the cast off end of yarn A in your left hand and hold this with the tassel. Use your fingers to pull all of the strands in your left hand through this loop. Gently tighten the knot.

Step 6: Follow steps 1 and 2 to make another tassel.

Step 7: Insert the crochet hook into the 2nd edge slipped stitch of the next contrast colour

Step 8: Slide the loops from your finger onto the crochet hook and pull the strands of the tassel through the slip stitch, leaving a small loop.

Step 9: Catch the stray ends of the contrast colour in your left hand and hold these with the tassel. Use your fingers to pull all of the strands in your left hand through this loop.

Repeat steps 6 to 9 for the remainder of the contrast colour tassels. Cut each tassel to about 3” / 7.5cm. 


What's New Pussycat - Adding the Nose Bead

This tutorial show how to add the nose bead to the What's New Pussycat pattern.

For more details of the pattern please visit the pattern page HERE

 

 

 

 


Upstream Shawl - Drop Stitch

To work the drop stitch

1) Follow the pattern to the point where you make the drop stitch

2) Drop the next stitch off the needle and unravel to the previously made yarnover

 

 

Upstream Shawl - Picot Bind Off

This tutorial shows you how to work the Upstream Shawl Picot Bind Off

Set Up: Bind off 4 sts as follows:
• K2tog-tbl. Slip the stitch just made back to the LH needle purlwise – repeat 3 times
Step 2: Cast on 3 sts using the knitted cast on
Step 3: K3, k2tog-tbl. Turn work
Step 4: P2, p2tog. Turn work
Step 5: K2, k2tog-tbl. Turn work
Step 6: P1, p2tog. Turn work
Step 7: K1, k2tog-tbl. Turn work
Step 8: P2tog. Turn work
Step 9: Bind off 6 sts as per the instructions in step 1
Repeat Steps 2 – 9 to the last 4 sts. Bind these off as per step 1. For the last st, cut the yarn and pull this through to close.