Hello and welcome to this first issue of the Knitting Know-How Newsletter.
In this edition:
How to Tink – Video demonstrating how to unknit (tink) one stitch at a time.
Intarsia Knitting DVD – learn how to do picture knitting.
And remember, if you have any knitting related questions, drop me an email and I’ll not only try to answer them for you, but I’ll also choose one or two to answer in the next Knitting Know-How.
I received an email from a subscriber a few days ago saying that she was starting to knit but was having difficulty trying to tink. I didn’t know what she meant! I hadn’t heard the term before so I emailed her back and asked her to clarify – I’d help if I could. That’s when she explained that if you spell ‘Knit’ backwards it makes ‘Tink’. So to tink is to knit in reverse – or to unknit. Taking back the work one stitch at a time.
Sometimes you notice a mistake very soon after you’ve made it and then you just need to take the work back a few stitches. Now if you try to pull the stitches off the needle, pull them out and pick up what’s below you can often find it’s dropped down another row too. Not what you want!
So it’s important to insert your needle into the stitch below before pulling the stitch to be tinked off the needle. And it’s important to put your needle in to the stitch below from the right direction otherwise the stitch will be twisted when you come to knit it back up.
This is not easy to explain in words so I’ve put together a short video demonstration for you.
Just to let you know about my new DVD – Intarsia101.
This is a step by step DVD course that takes you by the hand and teaches you intarsia knitting. In this DVD you’ll discover all the basics you need to knit wonderful intarsia designs – or even create your own:
- Create your own designs
- Create designs from pictures
- Work out how much yarn you need
- Winding butterfly bobbins
- Joining in new colors with no holes
- Crossing over colors at joins
- Finishing off the ends
- Repairing holes if necessary
To order your copy just click here: Intarsia101 DVD
Just a reminder – I would love to answer your questions in future Knitting Know-How Newsletters so please, add your comments and questions below.