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How to center a diagram

The middle of the chart is placed like this (the stitch with arrow) in the middle of the front/back piece or mid sleeve. It says in the pattern that you need to continue working the front piece acc... (Read more)

Posted on 08.12.2015 under Get started!

Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

You can inc/dec on every 3rd and 4th row/round/cm alternately to get a smooth inc/dec in f.ex a raglan, in a V-neck or if you would like to shape your work, we sometimes write: Increase or decrease ... (Read more)

Posted on 09.10.2015 under Get started!

How to increase/decrease evenly!

How to calculate where to inc/dec when pattern says "inc/dec evenly" - You can use this lesson's tips both in knitting and crocheting: Increase evenly: The pattern tells you to increase a number of... (Read more)

Posted on 14.09.2015 under Get started!

How to measure your tension/gauge

It`s important to check your tension/gauge: Make sure that the measurements on your project will be according to the pattern. Always make a little knitting swatch. If it says in the pattern th... (Read more)

Posted on 24.08.2015 under Get started!

How to read a schematic drawing

You will find the schematic drawing for each garment below the patterns. It will have all the measurement for each size we have in this pattern. If you follow the pattern and keep the tension/gauge th... (Read more)

Posted on 24.08.2015 under Get started!

How to make a chain ring with a slip stitch

When you have learned to make a chain-row (ch-row) you sometimes need to form a ring according. This you can do with a slip stitch (sl-st). Look here! Figure 1: Make the number of chain stitches s... (Read more)

Posted on 20.08.2015 under Crochet lessons

How to start to crochet

Have you never done crochet before? It`s not a problem, just follow this easy instruction and have a look at the pictures above - then you will be on your way! Figure 1: Hold the short tail under ... (Read more)

Posted on 18.08.2015 under Crochet lessons

How to make chain stitches (ch).

Have you learnt how to make the first slip stitch on your crochet hook, is it easy to continue with chain stitches (ch). Look here! Figure 1:Place the yarn with the long tail (the working yarn) ov... (Read more)

Posted on 18.08.2015 under Crochet lessons

How do I read the diagrams that come with the patterns?

Please read the diagrams as follows: Begin in the lower right-hand corner and work towards the left. In some patterns, an arrow under the diagram indicates the starting point for this particular patte... (Read more)

Posted on 13.08.2015 under Get started!

How can I get help with a DROPS pattern?

Each individual pattern contains a “Comments” section where you can post questions, get answers in your own language and also read what other knitters have commented on the pattern. If there have ... (Read more)

Posted on 13.08.2015 under Get started!