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Christina | AlohaBlu's Blog – January 2011 Archive (2)

How I made roving from hand-carded rolags

Aloha All!

 

So, I was on the computer this weekend researching drum carders (just to drool and see the various types, makes, models, etc ) and came across a very interesting question on some other knitting/spinning forum. Someone asked if you can make roving out of hand carded rolags. Hmmmmm - good question! I love hand carding, but the rolags are very short and I really enjoy long rovings to spin.

 

I had just carded 2 rolags that were waiting to be spun, so…

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Added by christina | AlohaBlu on January 31, 2011 at 4:30pm — 39 Comments

How I do short row heels

How I do short row heels . . .

 

Hello there! I tried to take photos while I was completing the heel for one of my sock projects, but some of the photos came out not-so-good, so forgive the quality. But I think I got the essence of it across. I'm definitely a visual learner so there are a plethora of photos!

 

Short row heels basically create a nice 'pocket' for the heel, rather than a gusset where you increase stitches then decrease them. With SRH, you just wrap…

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Added by christina | AlohaBlu on January 26, 2011 at 10:30am — 14 Comments

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