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If you have yarn and need a pattern, our “Pattern Picker” is the tool for you ! We're also offering up some general tips and techniques used in our patterns as well as pattern-specific hints and helpful ideas.

Occassionally a pattern requires a correction. A link to our errata page can be found here as well.

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Below are just a some of the wonderful yarns we knit with here at c2knits. Be sure to check individual pattern for exact gauge. Click on any of the yarns to see a sampling of the c2patterns you can knit with the selected yarn. You can also click on the individual patterns, once a yarn has been selected, for additional information.

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The Loop Stitch

The Loop Stitch is used on several of our beaded patterns. Watch our YouTube video to learn how to create the perfect beaded loop stitch!

Kaia Closure Ideas

Kaia is pictured with some great closures; choose one of these ideas or invent something wonderful for yourself!

Twisted cord tie
Cut 2 lengths of yarn that are about 6 feet long. Knot one end. Anchor this end and twist from the other end until it starts to kink. Keeping the strands under tension, hold the middle and bring the two ends together. Allow the cord to twist together and tie a knot at each end. Using a crochet hook, weave cord through placket, as desired.
Crochet loop for button(s)
Using a crochet hook, pull one end of the yarn through the sweater, work a crochet chain for as long as you need. Tie off the end back through the sweater and you're good to go! Make as many of these loops as you like, for as many buttons as you choose.
Zipper
See “Zipper Tips” below
Nothing at all!!
Just leave Kaia open or pull her together with an extra special shawls stick pin.

Zipper Tips

I just love zippers ...

Here are some great zipper tips to help you achieve clean, professional results for your new sweater.

Making Sleeves Longer

Using the same needle size as the body, pick up the sleeve stitches as directed. Be sure to place a marker on the needle (at the underarm). Work for a couple inches, then work a decrease round as follows:

Knit 1, knit 2 together, work until 3 stitches remain, knit 2 together, knit 1

Work this decrease round every three-four rounds (as desired). You can “do the math”: take a sweater that you love, measure it, divide it by your gauge etc. to figure out exactly how many stitches to decrease, OR you can do it my way and just try it on as you go. I like to hang a locking stitch marker or safety pin on each decrease to make it easier to match up with the second sleeve. Sometimes I just don't want to count. Note: when going from a capped sleeve to a short sleeve, you may have to work decrease more often, so be sure to try on, try on, try on!

Depending on how tight you want your sleeve, you may have to work several k2tog at the underarm (in your first round after picking up the sleeve stitches).

Trixie, Joy and Mya Skirts Knitting Tips

After casting on, if you work for an inch or so before you connect to start working “in the round”, it's much easier to connect without twisting. That just leaves you with an inch to seam up when you're all done! (If working the lace Mya, remember when knitting flat to purl the wrong side row.)

Zoe Tee Knitting Tips

Zoe is designed to fit loose and comfy. Reduce the underarm cast on stitches by half, if you would like a closer fit.

Twisted Cord Beading Tip

Cut 6 lengths of pearl cotton that are 2.5 times the length of cord you want. Knot one end. Anchor this end and twist from the other end until it starts to kink. Keeping the strands under tension, anchor a weight in the middle and bring the two ends together. Allow the cord to twist together and tie a knot at each end. Make 2. Weave cords through holes, drawstring fashion and tie a knot at each end. Slide some beads on 1 piece of thread randomly before you twist, for a beaded cord.

Small End Wraps Beading Tips

C/O 6 row 1: K1, (S1B, K1( til end row 2: K1, Kf&b til last stitch, K1 (10 stitches on needle) row 3: K1, (S1B, K1) til end row 4: Knit all stitches row 5: K1 (S1B, K1) til end row 6: K2tog til end row 7: K1 (S1B, K1) til end Bind off. Attach by weaving ends together w/small crochet hook, then knot ends and pull inside. Use a bit of glue if necessary to secure any loose threads. (repeat rows 3 & 4 if you need a larger wrap)

Tassel Beading Tips

Use size 1 or smaller needle for best results C/O 6 row 1: K1, (S1B, K1( til end row 2: K1, Kf&b til last stitch, K1 (10 stitches on needle) row 3: K1, (S1B, K1) til end row 4: Knit all stitches row 5: K1 (S1B, K1) til end row 6: Knit all stitches row 7: K1 (S 60-100B, K1) til end row 8: K2tog til end Bind off. Attach by weaving ends together w/small crochet hook, then knot ends and pull inside. Use a bit of glue if necessary to secure any loose threads. If you want a larger tassel, cast on more stitches, repeat rows 3 & 4 more times and if necessary, put a small amount of scrap yarn in the ‘ball’ to plump it up a bit.

Adding Beads to Fiber

ind the floss around a business card or a small piece of cardboard of similar size. It's a lot easier to work with if it's wrapped around something like that rather than trying to wind it into a teeny ball. Start by adding three strands of beads. You'll be sliding the beads down the fiber while knitting, so it's best not to add too many at once. When it's time to add more beads, you can cut the fiber (at the beginning of a row) add three more strands then tie a knot and begin knitting again. Transfer beads to fiber as follows: Tie a loose loop knot in one of the bead threads. Put the end of the knitting fiber through the loop in the beading thread. Tighten the beading thread loop and slide the beads from the thread to the knitting fiber. Repeat with desired number of threads. When you need to add more beads or change color, do so by cutting knitting fiber, string more beads tie a knot and continue knitting.

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