DIY One Piece Oversized Knit Giant Cables Sweater Tutorial and Pattern from inpsiration & realisation here. I’ve only knit a one piece sweater once - an Icelandic pullover with circular needles. The others I’ve knit have all been in pieces: front, back and then sleeves. Detailed pattern and instructions for this sweater at the link. For more knitting DIYs (if the link is crochetclouds or rockmosaic the links are broken - message me and I’ll try and find the new link) go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/knitting
DIY Three Strand Knit Cable Headband Tutorial from Concreate here. This is a clear how-to cable tutorial using 8mm or US 11 needles and she tripled the yarn (instead of one strand she used three while knitting). *For lots more knitting projects (including more headbands) go here: http://truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/knitting
DIY Roundup of Inspiration and Tutorials for Cords and Wires from inspiration & realisation. This is from Donatella’s Weekly DInspire Yourself Series and this week’s theme is making cables and wire interesting and a focal point rather than trying to hide them.
So, after searching forever for a tutorial or pattern for a knitting needle case for interchangeable needles, I finally decided to design my own. I knew it needed to have separate pockets for the cables and somewhere to keep the needle pairs so this is what I came up with! The pocket accordion velcros to the front of the first needle pocket flap and that one has velcro keeping it secured to the needle pocket in back. That one is sewed to the case itself and has an extra pocket behind it. I also put in a small pocket for tiny things in the back of the last cable pocket.
(Pocket no longer sounds like a word to me.)
The whole thing is made out of felt, with the outer case reinforced with that plastic mesh people sometimes cross stitch on. It’s a simple design but it’s working out perfectly! I’m super proud of it.
Sorry about the ‘SkillzMcFly’ url stamped all over the pictures. I was having fun with that font and I went overboard. I love that it looks like those plastic labels though!
Truebluemeandyou: I posted a roundup of knitting needle cases’ tutorials here, but this puts all of them to shame. Clever design, so functional and great looking!