zondag 13 maart 2011
Finally knitting and zippers are getting friends
For many years I considered zippers and knitting like beings from different planets. And in most cases I still think those two shouldn't be combined. But since I have softened on this issue: Zippers ARE very handy. But what a hassle to insert them. My, my. You need large amounts of "Fingerspitzengefühl" and it often seems that you can only tackle it using magic to not end end up with a wavy zipper, a too tight zipper, or a zipper where right and left side aren't matching. Once I was battling with an unwilling project I took to the "Readers Digest Knitters Handbook" better known as "The Montse Stanley" for advice, and the instructions started with a simple sentence that seemed to come right out of my heart, and made me laugh at the same time. It said: Try to avoid zippers.
But: Finally there is hope! Somebody came up with a genious approach. With this simple method it even becomes possible to knit in a zipper. Watch this Knit in you zipper tutorial! Personally - I can't wait to try!
Labels: knitting techniques