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« on: May 06, 2007 08:56:35 PM »

I've made very few amigurumi because I don't like the patterns, so I decided to start designing my own. I've been practicing my amigurumi while trying to answer questions through trial and error, but here are some questions anyway:

1.) Is there a 'guideline' for increasing/decreasing for each row, or is it just WYSIWYG when designing amigurumi?

2.) Is there a way to begin or end to create a (blunted) point?

3.) What are the pros and cons of working in spirals or rounds?

4.) If planning embellishment (embroidery, etc) is it better to work from embellished end of the shape first or end there?

I haven't tested these questions yet (tomorrow's work) so I'm throwing these in too:

5.) Any special techniques or tips for changing colors, and planning color changes?

6.) Is there a structural or visual difference between working in both loops of a stitch, or only the back/front loop?
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007 09:12:13 PM »

For increasing/decreasing, I do it like I would for a hat if Im making a sphere shape: row 1, increase in every stitch, row 2 increase in every other stitch, row 3 increase in every 3rd stitch...

to create a blunted point: chain two, sc however many you want to start with in the secon chain from the hook and join. Pull the "tail" tight to make sure the hole is closed, and increase as needed.

Spirals v rounds: with rounds you'll have a seam, while in a spiral you wont. Howevr, when you change colors in a spiral itll be obvious because one stitch will be one color, while the one next to it will be a different color.

For embellishment, I dont know... All I know is do embellishments before you stuff Wink

changing colors in sc: draw up a loop like normal, but yo and pull through both loops with new color

front loops v back loops v all: if you work in back loops only, youll have an obvious ridge. working front or back loops only is usually used when creating a "ribbed" effect
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2007 07:17:47 PM »

1.) Is there a 'guideline' for increasing/decreasing for each row, or is it just WYSIWYG when designing amigurumi?

I am just learning about amigurumi. What does the abbrviation WYSIWYG stand for?
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007 07:19:09 PM »

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=WYSIWYG
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