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Knitting graph's, color charts for borders in 2 colors animals, flowers, designs
hen your knitting work is almost finished, sometimes you think;
it needs a little bit more.
When you add a border, it can make all the difference to your work. It doesn't have to be a big motif,
small motifs can change the whole appearance of your garment.
Plenty of finished knitting projects never use more than a single color of yarn, but there are many ways to work
in multiple colors. Some yarns are dyed to be either variegated (changing color every few stitches in a random
fashion) or self-striping (changing every few rows).
More complicated techniques permit large fields of color (intarsia, for example), busy small-scale patterns of
color (such as Fair Isle), or both (double knitting and slip-stitch color, for example).
No more plain ribbing at the bottom of your sweaters. A variety of border patterns from simple to advanced.
The borders can be grafted (or bound off) together, then sewn to the sweater or cardigan.
I have also a lot of
crochet borders, if you like to crochet.
What is so magical about Pattern knitting
The knitting becomes like a puzzle where one has to make sure that all the pieces, in this case stitches, are in the
right place to create the desired finish.
When you look at a pattern and you've picked your colors, how's that going to look?
Sometimes I will neglect everything else just to see how that pattern looks.
You know, what form's it going to take, but how it's going to be . .
It's something that you worked at and you're completely satisfied; it's self-assuring.
The knitter becomes so engaged in the pattern she is knitting that it can be consuming to the point where other
daily activities are put aside until she sees how the garment will eventually look.
This challenge becomes important when one is in the home for extended periods of time, or has limited opportunities
available to work on something stimulating.
Patterned knitting becomes a mechanism to challenge one's mind and one's skill in the face of isolation, whether it is
geographical, social or due to age.
The other important aspect of patterned knitting is that it takes more time than plain knitting to cover the same
amount of space. It helps to fill or pass more time.
Once again, one can see how the knitters are deliberately knitting to pass their time.
Patterned knitting is an intentional choice the knitters make to fill their time; they require more than just the motions
of knitting. Knitting is used to manage time as a part of an effort to manage their "selves."
For the knitters, knitting is part of a strategy for maintaining mental cohesion in the face of experiences
(e.g. isolation and age) that might threaten mental focusing and relaxation.
"You're more relaxed and your mind gets a chance to refresh". Another reason why women knit is that it allows
them to relax and take their mind off of the worries, anxieties, and tribulations of everyday life.
Border patterns, knitting graph's, color charts
Knitting graph's, black and white charts, knit with your own favorite color yarns
More knitting graph's, color charts for borders
Perhaps these motifs are to big, for your taste. Then try a tiny little motif. Great for baby clothes too.
Teeny-weeny baby-sized knitting motifs, perhaps you can personalize it, for a baby-boy or baby-girl.
Flower motifs, floral motifs, ladybugs, rabbits, butterflies, and many more. Scroll down for these patterns.
Wonderful Norwegian knitwear to enjoy and inspire.
beautiful ladies sweater
from Marukin's com
Small knitting graph's, color charts for borders in 3 colors animal motifs, flower motifs
border, Mouse teeth.