From a blog called The Urge to Preserve comes a neat way to piece together a jacket made out of woven triangles.
I happened across this Knifty Knitter page from Anke in the Netherlands once before–and then I lost the link. It took a few searches before I found it again. Much of it is in Dutch, but she does include some translations. I think her patterns are really lovely. In particular, I like the blue sweater (scroll down) and the white purse (on the top).
There were a few people on the Yahoo groups who wanted to know how many rows I had to knit when I made the mittens (below) with the flat stitch. Here’s my conversion from the One Loom Mitten. Please follow her pattern and just use these numbers in exchange if you want to try the flat stitch. This makes a medium-sized mitten:
Cuff: Cast on. Knit 16 Rows, bring bottom row up and put original stitches on pegs. Knit off. (This is just like making a brim on a hat.)
Bottom section of the body: Knit 12 Rows.
Thumb: Using 6 pegs, knit back and forth for a total of 29 Rows.
Top section of the body: Knit 18 Rows.
Decrease (Note: I leave the loops on the pegs when I decrease this way):
- Using the first peg of your thumb (let’s say it’s Peg 1), knit to Peg 12.
- Knit from Peg 11 to Peg 1.
- Knit from Peg 2 to Peg 11.
- Knit from Peg 10 to Peg 3.
- Knit from Peg 4 to Peg 10.
- Knit from Peg 9 to Peg 5.
- Knit from Peg 6 to Peg 8.
Now, you need to knit Peg 8 to Peg 12 and start the decreases on the opposite side of the mitten. Do the same decreases as above by change the numbers to 13-24.
NOTE: My decreases were a little choppy. If you find a smoother way to do decreases, please let me know. You can always follow the gathering method from the original pattern.
Bind off: I used a flat panel removal method to take off the mitten. Turn it inside out and stitch it. Also, stitch the sides of the thumb.
Now, knit the second mitten!
It always bothered me that the hat