The size of our stitches in width and height is determined largely by the size of the needles we use. But there are some neat tricks that can be employed to make stitches bigger, to elongate them, either across an entire row or in isolation on a stitch-by-stitch basis. In this update's tutorial, we'll look at some simple techniques for making stitches longer and discuss when you might choose one technique over another. In the next update, we'll look at how elongated stitches can be slipped, twisted, crossed, wrapped and threaded to create fabulous fabric.
An Unexpected Yarn
Open up some new doors by combining custom-made fabric yarn with traditional spun yarn. You'll learn to make your own out of cut fabric and learn how to apply knit edgings to any garment, accessory or home decor item.
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