sometime ago I purchased grasshopper sock kit I have made a couple of patterns but I cannot for the life of me figure out the chart for the Braid pattern could someone please write this pattern out in longhand for me I woud be most grateful
I'm working on the Craftsman Afghan--with delight, I might add; the yarn is so soft--and I'm stumped by how to graft Chevron Panel 1 to Chevron Panel 2, i.e., live stitches to edge stitches. I know how to make a seam with edges and I can successfully complete a Kitchener stitch, but I can't find directions for joining live stitches to other-than-live. Suggestions?
When I made the afghan (and it turns out very beautiful and unbelieveably warm, although a little too small to be called an afghan; I would call it more of a lap robe. But it's still wonderful), I just did the way I would if I were picking up stitches along the edge. Only instead of picking up live stitches, I just grafted directly to the place where a stitch would go, as if the space you would pick a stitch up from is actually a stitch. Or, you could actually pick up the right number of live stitches along the side edge, then graft those, and the seam would be a little wider. I hope this makes sense. I guess the pattern is designed this way because sewing two edges together in a seam would be too narrow to look right, and crocheting the two edges together makes a big ridge. Grafting it is the right width, and it lies nice and flat. I hope you like this afghan/lap robe. I love mine, and I've actually ordered yarn for another one in different colors!
Thanks for the tip, Jenny. Knitpicks also responded to my query; they suggested using a whip stitch to join the panels, which works okay. I think I'll try your method for the second join. (Will this afghan be finished in time to give it as a Christmas present? Stay tuned!)
I have a question about the Treasured Neckerchief Pattern. The pattern states "Carefully graft both halves together, working so that RS shows as St st". My brain isn't working tonight, do I graft with right sides together or wrong sides together?
Hi, I making the Craftsman Afghan and I'm having problems with the grafting part, How do I graft the pieces together I went to tutorials and the way it describes grafting its with kitchener, where both pieces are in the needles, in this case only one piece has live stitches and the other piece doesn't please help.
I just asked the same question! Puzzling, isn't it? Knitpicks wrote back and advised using a whip stitch (which I then had to google--it turns out to be what I've used for years to hem curtains and skirts). But if you look at Jenny's reply to my question (above) you'll see that you can also create "live" stitches by picking them up along the second panel, then graft as you would for kitchener.
Thank you for your answer but I still don't understand, I whip stitch will I still do it with the live stitches or should I just bind off and then whip stitch, please breaking my head here. How can i not understand this.