The Rules of Number Knitting

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The Rules of Number Knitting

The Rules of Number Knitting: Is it 4 or is it 8? This rare, out of print book can be purchased as an ebook here:    

Introduction To Number Knitting in the Author's Own Words

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Introduction To Number Knitting in the Author's Own Words

Reading the Introduction of the 1952 modular knitting book: "Number Knitting: The New All Way Stretch Method"

The author discusses how far frustration with knitting led her to develop her own method of modular garter stitch knitting that was fun, cheaper, and more creative than simply following the strictly written patterns of her day.

How to Knit Modular Squares

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How to Knit Modular Squares
The most basic unit of modular knitting is the square. In this video, I explain how to make a chain stitch edge, how to cast on from an existing unit, and how to join units together at the sides. Follow along and learn the basics of this technique!

My Go-To Cast ons for Number Knitting

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My Go-To Cast ons for Number Knitting

One of the distinctive features of Number Knitting is the chain stitch outline that borders each stitch. This is accomplished by having a chain stitch selvedge, but the cast on method is, I feel, equally as important. There are various ways to accomplish this. The cast on method in the original version of "Number Knitting" is a knitted on cast on. But I feel that it needed a bit of improvement in order to get the perfect chain stitch edge. There are three different methods that I use to get this lovely chain stitch edge. Check out the videos below...

The Genius of Number Knitting and Why I Just Can't Stop!

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The Genius of Number Knitting and Why I Just Can't Stop!
Number Knitting is like an old friend, offering in a singular knitting method: a challenge, quiet insight, and soothing rhythm after a long day. As a very experienced knitter, I find the patterns in Number Knitting continuously interesting because of their ingenious construction. Some are top down, some or bottom up, some start at the bottom front, go up and over the shoulders, and end at the bottom back. There are even corner-to-corner (C2C) patterns for sweaters and afghans! Some shawls start at the center and work out. Some start at the outside and work in. The variety is endless. Yet, they can be knit without having to follow detailed line-by-line instructions.

Shaded Square Scarf

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Shaded Square Scarf

This scarf uses divided squares and center triangles. The calculator blow will maximize the size of the shawl while ensuring that you don't run out of yarn. It is a great use for mini skeins. Enter the following: The weight of your yarn for one of the colors Your gauge, and (after making a sample swatch) the grams per square inch of your sample.

Seamless Cocktail Coat

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Seamless Cocktail Coat

This jacket is made from the top down. The cast on edge with its three points become the neckline and sleeve openings. The bind off edge with its two points become the waistline center back, and bottom points of the jacket. Enter your chest measurement and gauge below to calculate the number of stitches used in each panel.

Evening Blouse

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Evening Blouse

  This glamorous evening blouse pattern original came only in a single size. Because the sizing up is done proportionally, people with a long and slim body type may want to lengthen the sweater by adding rectangles along the lower edges. Enter your chest measurement and gauge below to calculate your box number.

Host a Number Knitting Hands On Workshop

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Host a Number Knitting Hands On Workshop

"Number Knitting" is the original modular garter stitch method. and was actually patented in 1948. Number Knitted designs are drafted flat, on graph paper, and influenced by fashion and dressmaking techniques of the 1940-50s. They are classic, classy, and exciting to knit! Join Kelly Vaughn as she teaches the exciting modular knitting method. 

Hosting a Number Knitting Presentation

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Hosting a Number Knitting Presentation
“Number Knitting” is the original modular garter stitch knitting method and was actually patented in 1948. Kelly Vaughn has spent the last six years working to revive the book and republish it for modern knitters. By hosting a Number Knitting an event at your yarn shop, you’ll see the original book, plus Kelly’s new and improved charts. You’ll learn more about Mrs. Bellamy and what inspired her knitting method.

Diamond Design Pullover Sweater

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Diamond Design Pullover Sweater

Diamond Design Sweater for Women

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Diamond Design Sweater for Women

This pattern is one of many in Number Knitting that uses gauge shifting. The pattern in particular, takes full advantage of this method, as it uses five different sizes of needles! Using larger needles at the bust and smaller needles at the waist allows for subtle, yet highly effective shaping, which keeping the same number of stitches. Upon attempting to knit this pattern, it became apparent that the original needed some improvements. I increased the depth of the armhole Added a bit more room in the neck. The original length was also quite short (crop top), so I added some length to...

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