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« on: April 30, 2005 01:49:21 AM »

i dont know if this counts as a finished project but....



and i know you are probably like...'nah! that's totally knitted!'

and i'll be like, no way dudes! i hate knitting! this is done in the tunisian knit stitch... and although it's not the best looking thing, i think it looks pretty good for my first shot at tunisian (i just worked on it real hard today)

the back of it looks ucky. when i dropped a color, i just left it there, and when i had to pick it up again, i just brought it over.... so there's 'lines' of yarn on the back where i did color changes.

ps-- thanks to Amie at Next Stitch for your awesome tunisian tutorials!!
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2005 02:46:38 AM »

Tunisian eh? I'm intrigued by its likeness to stockingette...
Do you have any links to good online tutorials? This seems like fun.
Is that the corner of a scarf? The bottom on the beginning of a hat? Or just a test at Tunisian?
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2005 05:44:27 AM »

Check out my FREE video tutorial videos online...

http://www.nexstitch.com/Tutorials.html

And you're correct.  It looks just like Stockinette knit stitch but it's crochet!!!  Tunisian is a lot of fun and you can do just as much with it as you can knitting.

Viva La Crochet!
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2005 06:31:21 AM »

it started off as a test to see if i could really put a picture in there, but i think i'll turn it into a scarf as i have tons of that hideously purple yarn... i'm sure it looks great w/ skulls on it...

and do check out those tutorials at nexstitch...

it wont look like it at first, but if you keep following the directions, after your first couple of rows you'll be like....oh dude! that's awesome!

i finished another scarf in tunisian knit stitch for another friend who doesnt like the texture of single crochet.... i'm super excited b/c i dont think he'll realize that it's not crochet until i tell him! Smiley

amie... any hints or tips on starting new colors in tunisian?

thanks!!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2005 07:12:13 AM »

Very nice.  So, this faux knitting stitch... is it stretchy like knitting?
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2005 09:15:25 AM »

hmmm....

the scarf that i made i used chunky yarn... and it seemed pretty strong....

this purple skull one... i used sportweight yarn and a very large hook.

i'm not an expert... any comments amie?
looking at her website, a lot of her tunisian stuff looks very pretty, feminine and would be form fitting. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2005 02:15:30 PM »

"...any hints or tips on starting new colors in tunisian?"

I adhere new yarns in the same manner as I do for regular crochet, making sure to pull a new color through in the last YO before the next stitch that requires the new color.  I also make sure to weave in the loose ends as I work.

"So, this faux knitting stitch... is it stretchy like knitting?"

It's more stretchy than regular crochet for sure.  It's been awhile since I've knitted, so I don't know if I can make the best comparison in that regard.
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