Come realizzare un Coprispalle Incrociato

OCCORRENTE: (per una taglia 42)
200 gr. di filato, messo doppio, colore a scelta, Ferri n. 4

Maglia Rasata.
Punto Fantasia (si lavora su 9 m. + 8 m.) lav. come da schema, tenendo presente che:
| = 1 m. dir.
_ = 1 m. rov.
= 1 m. acc. sempl. (pass. 1 m. a dir. senza lavorarla, 1 m. dir., acc. la m. passata su quella lavorata a dir.);
/ = 2 m. ins. a dir.;
O = 1 gett.
Ogni quadretto dello schema corrisponde a 1 m. e a 1 ferro. Le m. dei ferri pari si lavorano a rov.
Terminati i 4 ferri dello schema, rip. dal 1° ferro.

Cm. 10 x 10 lavorati con i ferri n. 4 e con il filato messo doppio a punto fantasia sono pari a 20 m. e 22 ferri.

La striscia misura cm.19 x 166. Avv. 40 m. con i ferri n. 4 e con il filato messo doppio. Lav. 2 ferri a m. rasata, quindi lav. a punto fantasia, lavorando le prime 13 m. dello schema, poi rip. le 9 m. del rapporto e le ultime 4 m. dello schema. A cm. 166 di alt. tot., intrecc. le m.

Appoggiare la striscia sulle spalle, incrociarla sul davanti e passarla sul dietro. Cucire sul dietro il punto di incontro delle estremità della striscia.

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Federico Scatizzi

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Uncinetto: il tappeto rustico

Questo tappeto, realizzato con il cotone grezzo e con un punto molto semplice, è di grande utilità per la vostra casa.

Cotone povero:

  • g 700 color ruggine
  • g 550 color beige;
  • uncinetto n° 5.


Punti impiegati

  • Punto tappeto.
  • Maglia bassa.
  • Punto gambero.

Col colore beige avviate una catenella di 134 m. e lavorate per 130 righe col p. tappeto, alternando i colori ogni riga.

Rifinite intorno l’intero tappeto con 6 giri a maglia bassa con il cotone color ruggine, lavorando 3 maglie in ogni maglia d’angolo.
Terminate con un giro a punto gambero.

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Book Review: The Knitter’s Book of Wool by Clara Parkes

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Book Review: The Knitter’s Book of Wool by Clara Parkes Bow

[A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review].

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I have long loved yarn in all its various forms, but a recent step into spinning has got me thinking more deeply about the raw material that turns into that object of desire. To learn to spin is to learn about fiber, and this book is a wonderful reference about that most wonderful fiber: wool.

The first two chapters introduce the main character and describe its transformation in yarn; however, as a new spinner, I’m most excited by Chapter Three. The third chapter provides profiles of the fiber from 37 different sheep breeds along with essential stats like fineness, staple length, and crimp, and color pictures of washed, unspun locks. What a great resource! As someone who has recently been buying fiber more often than yarn, this is information I really appreciate. Adding to overall usefulness quotient, there’s a chapter devoted to wool blends, articles on washing wool and moth control, and really too much more to list.

And, if all that information weren’t enough, there is a chapter of patterns for hats, socks, shawls, and more. There are some good, basic patterns as well as some stand-outs for me, like the Lillia Hyrna Shawl and the Tibetan Clouds Beaded Stole [designed by new Portlandite and Twisted employee, Sivia Harding].

I believe I will refer to this book often as my love of knitting morphs into an obsession with spinning.

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Characteristics of Cashmere wool

The finest Cashmere goats are animals with characteristics very different from each other.

For example, we can say that the cashmere fiber produced can be very different, depending on the age of the animal: the younger, the higher the fineness. Another aspect that varies is the color of cashmere, from cream to gray, the brown to black. All this is because up to now have not yet been made selections based on genetics.

We are just at the beginning of this type of selection, and in fact such a practice has just begun at the European farmers, U.S. and Australia. For now, the selection of the goats is made on the basis of a particular characteristic: resistance to cold down to a temperature exaggerated for humans but not for the Capra hircus: less than 30 ° C. To reach these temperatures and produce, therefore, a high-quality cashmere fiber, the animal must necessarily have a strong and resilient fleece, but above all it must have a dense undercoat and very hot: The most subtle and end that we already know, and called “duvet”.

Probably, if in the future will be conducted genetic selections or even genetic manipulation of animals that produce this precious wool, perhaps one that will already see in other fields of agriculture and livestock, which exponentially increase the productive capacity of farms, but at the same time will produce a significant reduction in both the selling price of the same quality of wool produced. For now however, must benefit from the current standard of quality cashmere.

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What is Cashmere?

Kashmir is first the name of a province of India. Cashmere, or cashmere, is a textile fiber made with the fur hircus goat, which takes its name from the region of origin of the animal that produces it.

Hircus goat wool is very soft and silky to the touch and also smooth, which gives even more value, and gives him a feeling warm and soft, protecting effectively by changes in temperature, thanks to the “duvet“, that the sottomantello more subtle, like a hair that naturally has just that purpose, and serves to protect the goat from the temperature by adjusting heat his body .

The goats live in mountainous regions and highlands of Asia. Today, only small amounts are not material cashmere fiber produced by the Indian province of Kashmir.

Other producing countries are mainly China, Iran, Mongolia and Afghanistan. The climatic conditions of extreme changes in temperature between day and night in these areas, encourage the development of hair called just duvet. This fluff has the peculiarity of exception, like all animal fibers (but this more than anything else) to thermo-regulate the animal’s body in relation to the external environment, protecting both the low or high temperatures.

The region of Kashmir, which as we have said is a province in India, the export wool cashmere in Europe since the beginning of 1800.

While the thinner end of the down duvet sottomantello and is called, that is, the lower layer soft and woolly, the thickest part comes with the hair stiff and coarse outer coat is called jars. To pick it up, make a manual combing the coat during the season of the suit, which occurs in the spring. Production per animal may be on average between 100 and 200 grams of fine hair.

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What can be produced by the Cashmere

So far there has been talk of wool, that is the raw material, and its generic characteristics. Now we want to see what can be produced with this raw material. Things are really many. From knitting accessories (such as scarves). The cashmere gives a very special feeling to the touch and pleasing. Needless to mention the proverbial softness.

However, leaders so special and enjoyable to wear, they also need special care. We must have as its objective the duration of these animals, since they cost a bit ‘more than the traditional leaders, and the best way to stretch the cashmere garments, is to treat them with care, or more precisely with the “right” care .

For example, washing a knitted cashmere quality and must be done by hand in cold water, and water must have a temperature below 30 degrees. Use a mild soap, and leaves no residue.

It should be rinsed very well, pressing lightly, and if you should spin in the washing machine, you must first put their heads in cashmere in a laundry bag or other container, if necessary a pillowcase pillow, and only then can spin .

If they are guilty should try to remove stains as quickly as possible to soak at least 10 minutes and then gently rubbing the stain, without “shock” the fabric. Drying is then a “rite” important. Woe to expose leaders to direct heat. If you extend a chief (mesh or other), do not pull anything, but place it gently on a rack so as not to force its form.

If you wish to iron your shirt, cashmere, remember that you do not have to lean over the iron, but you can simply supply a jet of steam on the mesh itself, and then let it cool thoroughly before folding it.

Another tip: between uses another of your garments in cashmere, keep them still at least a day, this will increase the length and allow the “wrinkles” and regroup crease without having to do more. Put your head always in a place that is cool and dry, so after this season will be ready to face a period of time (obviously the summer).

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