Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Stitch tutorial - Magic blanket stitch

I'd like to share a very simple but pretty stitch called 'magic blanket stitch' with y'all.
This stitch is also known as blanket stitch-lightening.


Step – 1 : Thread the needle with two color threads and come up at 'a'. Make a blanket stitch with color A under the needle as shown.





Step – 2 : Make a second blanket stitch with color B under the needle as shown.








Repeat step 2 but alternating the threads A and B until end.





                                                                        It looks like closed blanket stitch,isn't it?
Hope you like this stitch tutorial.

Happy stitching!
Anita

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

blue roses

I've finished the blue roses,buds and leaves..yay!
                            
                           

                            


There is an outer frame so lots more stitching to do in this piece..
Crocheting the final round of the knitted aster doily..                          

There are more than 600 stitches on the needle and I've knitted 97 rounds.The finish line is so close..am so happy.
Have a wonderful week!
Anita

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Stitch tutorial - Fancy laced running stitch # 2

Another lovely addition to the stitch tutorial series :-) This stitch can be used as a border,neckline,cq seam etc...



Step 1 – Work five non aligned rows of running stitches.






Step 2 – Thread the needle with a second colour and come up under the first stitch of the bottom row as shown.





Step 3 – Pass the needle starting from the bottom row through all the diagonal stitches as shown and pull.




Step 4 – Pass the needle under the previous stitch in the top row and through all the diagonal stitches as shown and pull.


Step 5 - Pass the needle under the previous stitch in the bottom row and through all the diagonal stitches as shown and pull.





Repeat steps 4 and 5 until end.




Step 6 - Thread the needle with a third colour and come up under the first stitch of the third row from top as shown.





Repeat steps 3-5 until end.




                                                                

Hope y'all like this tute. Have a fun weekend!
Happy stitching!
Anita