Kitchener Stitch

Kitchener Stitch

When in Canada over the holidays, my seestor, a knitting whiz, had a close look at our products and made some suggestions/recommendations for improvement. One thing she recommended was to bind off the tops of the monsters using kitchener stitch instead of a three-needle bind off. Kitchener stitch looks seamless so I decided it might be a good thing to teach the knitters. They are always quite keen to learn more, so Rony and MatKeo, who usually work from home came in for a day of training. It’s been a bit of a headache for some. Rofi caught on right away and slowly the others are catching up. I think by the end of the day they’ll be semi-pro at it. We’re also going to start knitting the mouths into the monsters instead of gluing on felt mouths. That or we’ll start stitching them on. The glued on version is not ideal as quite a few of them end up getting frayed...

Knitting Advice on Stripes Needed

So we’re starting a new and very wonderful pattern from Danger Studios, a stripey monster with a baby monster, Daphne and Delilah. We’ve done some stripey things in the past and had a lot of problems getting it right. I studied the tutorial on how to stripe at Tech Knitting (which is excellent and if you knit, it’s really helpful) and explained it carefully to the knitters. They always take what I’ve taught them and within a few hours, do it better than I could ever hope to do it myself. Except for the stripes. I have no idea what we’re/they’re doing wrong or how to correct this. So I’m posting some photos here of what they’ve knit so far. If you’re a knitter and can offer any advice on how to improve what you see below, fire away. The one above is Tyna and I think it’s a jog, plain and...

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