Sunday, August 30, 2015

Useful Goodies for your Cascada Shawl

Here are some helpful tips and tutorials to get you through knitting your very own Cascada Shawl.

What Yarn to Use?

Well that's easy! Use Knit Knerd's Hand Dyed Yarn. [End commercial here.]

German Twisted Cast-On

This is a fabulous stretchy cast-on, and just about as easy as the Long Tail Cast-On.

You can do one-stop shopping here, with a video and written tutorial: New Stitch a Day Tutorial.

I like Craftsy Tutorial (but I'm partial to written tutorials - scrolling ahead is faster than fast-forwarding a video).

I-Cord Bind off

This is an excellent trick for your bag of them. I love the way an i-cord bind-off looks, especially in finer yarns. I am including a written and video tutorial. The written instructor uses ssk and the video instructor uses k2tbl – you can decide which you prefer. I used ssk and think it looks pretty snazzy.  For a 2-stitch i-cord, you'll have to adjust the tutorials. 

I Cord Bind Off Video

Let me know in the comments if there are other techniques you want help with! And most of all, Happy Knitting!

1 comment:

  1. I found this video to make the German Twisted(aka Old Norwegian) Cast on a little easier!