Attaching Your Glissade Waist Band

Attaching Your Glissade Waist Strap Stitches

[NOTE: This technique is used in the Glissade Shrug. The technique described below illustrates the attachment of the waist band to the body of the shrug.]

You will be attaching your waist band to the bottom edge of the shrug. You will be working from the bottom left corner of the shrug across to the bottom right, picking up 1 stitch in each stitch at the cast on edge, and approximately 2 stitches for every 3 rows along the ribbing.

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In order to create a clean edge where the chest band and the shrug meet, I recommend picking up sts one row below the cast on edge.

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1. USING YOUR RIGHT HAND NEEDLE, PICK UP ONE STITCH FROM THE SHRUG.

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2. PLACE THE PICKED UP STITCH ONTO YOUR LEFT HAND NEEDLE.

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3. KNIT THE PICKED UP STITCH TOGETHER WITH THE FIRST STITCH OF YOUR CHEST BAND

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4. *s1 wyif, k1, repeat from * until 1 st remains, s1 wyif

Daisy Stitch using Knit Stitches

Daisy Stitch using Knit Stitches

[NOTE: There are many tutorials illustrating Daisy stitch using purl sts. However, I much prefer Daisy Stitch worked using knit stitches. This method is used in the Daisy Lady and Daisy Girl patterns. It is referred to as the 3k3 stitch.]

1. Insert right hand needle into 3 sts as if to k3tog.

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2. WRAP YARN AS IF TO KNIT.

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3. DRAW YARN THROUGH BUT LEAVE THE STITCHES ON YOUR LEFT HAND NEEDLE.

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4. YARN OVER.

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5. INSERT YARN INTO THE SAME 3 STITCHES.

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6. K3TOG

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Smocking Stitch

Smocking Stitch

[NOTE: This stitch is used in the Daisy Lady and Daisy Girl patterns and referred to as the smock3. The smock3 stitch uses the smocking stitch technique to create a smocking stitch of 3 stitches. However, this technique can be used to smock a larger number of stitches as well.]

1. Insert right hand needle from front to back between the 3rd and 4th stitches on the left hand needle.

[NOTE: If you would like to work a larger smocked stitch, insert needle between 2 stitches on your left hand needle as is appropriate for that stitch. For example, if you would like a 7-stitch smock, insert the needle between the 7th and 8th stitch.]

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2. Wrap yarn as if to knit.

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3. Pull up a loop.

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4. Place the loop on your left hand needle.

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5. k2tog (knit the new loop together with the first stitch)

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6. knit 2

[NOTE: If you have chosen to work a smocking stitch with a larger number of stitches, then knit until you have worked all the stitches up to the edge of the loop placed in step 1.]

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Wrap & Turn : Knit Side

Wrap & Turn : Knit Side

1. Work to specified stitch (shown here as the 2nd stitch from the right on the right hand needle). Slip the next stitch purlwise (shown here as the 1st stitch on the right hand needle).

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2. Bring yarn to the front.

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3. Slip stitch from right needle back to left needle.

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4. Bring yarn to the back.

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5. Turn work so purl side is facing you.

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How to Make a Pom Pom

How to Make a Pom Pom

1. Hold two pieces of your pom pom maker together. 

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2. Wrap yarn around the two pieces of the pom pom maker on one side. 

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3. Wind yarn back and forth until the maker is completely covered in several layers of wraps. 

4. Repeat Step 3 on second side. Cut yarn. 

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5. Close pom pom maker. 

6. Insert scissors between two sides of pom pom maker and cut yarn around the entire outer edge. 

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7. Place a length of yarn (approximately 12” long) between two sides of pom pom maker. 

8. Tie length of yarn as tightly as you can. This will slip two sides of pom pom maker apart. Double knot. 

9. Remove pom pom maker. 

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10. Trim the wonky bits. 

11. Fluff and Ta-Da!