Are you all having a good weekend? I hope so! As promised, my new pattern “Shetland Winter Warmers” is now released (hurray!). From this pattern, you can make a pair of convertible gloves and a matching cable peek hat.
This pattern features two new knitting techniques. The first one has already been introduced to you guys a couple of weeks ago which is “How To Knit Perpendicular“. Today I would like to share the second one which is “How To Make Chain Stitches Without a Crochet Hook”.
So why is this technique important?
- You may not have a crochet hook at the time π (I am like that all the time).
- Making chain stitches with fingers allows you to create tight chain stitches (i.e. you can adjust the tension).
- Tight chain stitches are sturdy and they are useful for making loop buttonholes (i.e. on top of the flap of the convertible gloves). They can also be used for some sort of cord because the tight chain stitches are very strong.
So this is how you do it:
The following is how to join the end of the chain stitches back to the top of the glove flap:
As usual, there is a video tutorial for this (Caution! My voice may sound very sleepy: I made it really late at night, so I apologize before hand for sleepy voice).
Have a good week!