The Editor Wants to Know! Slip a Knit Stitch the RIGHT Way

Editor Wants to Know! How do you use attached I-Cords?

The Editor Wants to Know! Why slip the first stitch?

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Editor Wants to Know! This time we’re talking about such a simple little technique that produces dramatic results, but unfortunately many knitters get this wrong.

My burning question is: What’s the point of slipping the first stitch in the row?

Well, one of the biggest reasons is to create a nice, neat edge, especially for cowls, scarves and other accessories. Slipping the first stitch of every row can also be helpful during the finishing process of a garment. Since slipping the first stitch produces a cleaner edge, it makes sewing that much easier too.

In this video I will show you why slipping that first stitch can create a beautiful clean edge in your knitting, as you can see in the Twisted Float Cowl below.

You can especially see the magic of slipping the first stitch in action on this cowl. This technique creates and attractive "braided" looking edge.

You can especially see the magic of slipping the first stitch in action on this cowl. This technique creates and attractive “braided” looking edge.

Slip stitch graphic

In the video below I show you how to correctly slip the first stitch in a row and why it helps create a clean finished look. This technique is used in the Twisted Float Cowl above, featured in the autumn 2016 issue of Creative Knitting

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The Editor Wants to Know! How to Make an I-Cord Buttonloop & Share Your Own Innovative Uses for this Versatile Cord!

Editor Wants to Know! How do you use attached I-Cords?

The Editor Wants to Know! How do you use attached I-Cords?

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Editor Wants to Know!

My burning question is: Have you ever tried working an attached I-Cord? If so, what kinds of innovative uses have you discovered for it in your knitting?

In the autumn issue of Creative Knitting, Designer Fiona Ellis shows you in detail how to work an I-Cord buttonloop, which is featured in her cardigan design, Intertwined Elegance. In the video below I show you how to make a quick attached I-Cord so you can get started making this gorgeous design!

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Knitted Knockers – How a Simple Gift of Love & Dignity Changes Lives of Breast Cancer Survivors

On Power Purls Podcast, episode 043, I’m chatting with Knitted Knockers Founder, Barb Demorest. In the episode, she shares her amazing story about courage and how by receiving a pair of Knitted Knockers from a friend, this became the pivotal moment that changed her life.

From this point forward, Barb was on a mission and began a movement that became known as Knitted Knockers to help millions of breast cancer survivors regain their dignity.

Through the help of loving knitters and crocheters, Knitted Knockers can provide these for free to women who are in need of them. To learn how to become a volunteer, click here.

Listen to Knitted Knockers on Power Purls Podcast!

Listen to Knitted Knockers on Power Purls Podcast!

A simple gift of comfort and dignity knit by a caring friend changed my life.

— Barb Demorest

If you’d like to learn more about how to help those in need of Knitted Knockers, you can visit them on the web at: KnittedKnockers.org.

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Support Power Purls on Patreon! Check out the details here to learn how to become a patron of the show… there are some pretty sweet rewards for getting in on this ground-floor level!

 

 

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Are You Ready to #KnitWithLena? Knitalong Starts July 29!

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Join us for a new knitalong!

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The Editor Wants to Know! Ask Me Anything + A Day in the Life of Creative Knitting Magazine

Editor Wants to Know!

Today’s the day to ask me YOUR burning questions!

Hey everyone! The tables are turned this week, and now it’s your turn to ask me your BURNING questions, LIVE on Facebook at 12pm EST today. Ask me anything about the magazine, techniques, yarn, etc. Plus… I’ll do a tour of my office so you can see how I develop a new issue of Creative Knitting from scratch.

Ask me anything!

Here’s your chance to ask me anything! Now it’s your turn to ask your BURNING question! Maybe you’re stuck on a technique, or want to know more about how an issue of Creative Knitting comes to life. Whatever it is, here’s your chance to ask!

Join me on the Creative Knitting Facebook Page to watch LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST.

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