On Saturday July 23, 2011, in Sticky, by natalie

Natalie Ford Knits. A lot. Often at night. Maybe I should call this Nocturnal Knits?


Provisional cast-on

On Thursday September 10, 2015, in Uncategorized, by natalie

This post is a copy of a post I made in the closed Yahoo Group, MonthlyDishcloths after a number of people asked me how I do the provisional cast on in my photo and mentioned in another post I made there:

I have been asked by a few of you in private email how I did the provisional cast-on in my photo:

Well, there are a few on the site that Janet recommends and that I have used in the past as well, knittinghelp.com:

and a number on youtube.com (where I learned most of my knitting after knit and purl).

This is the crochet chain provisional cast-on that I used this time:

but I also like this one which also uses wast yarn and a crochet hook:

Here is my “Yarncrafts” YouTube favourites playlist which shows many of the videos that I have used in the past and that I use again and again:

The other stages in my use of a provisional cast-on for this cloth are unravelling the crochet chain, catching the live knit stitches from the cast-on end of the cloth onto a knitting needle and then grafting the start and finish ends of the cloth (with no bind-off/cast-off and so still has live stitches on the needle) using Kitchener Stitch which can also be found on knittinghelp and youtube.


Silvermist Squares

On Thursday September 10, 2015, in Uncategorized, by natalie

This post is a copy of a post I made in the closed Yahoo Group, MonthlyDishcloths after a number of people asked me if the cloths were one of the KALs and, if so, which one. No, it is not a KAL in the group. It is a cloth that I had seen in someone else’s photo album on the Yahoo group and had then tracked down on Ravelry.

My photo on that closed group (for those that are members):

My Ravelry project for that pair of squares (photographed one laying on top of and slightly off-centre of the other):

The pattern on Ravelry (Silvermist Bath Set by Rosemary (Romi) Hill – “This pattern is available for $4.80 USD”):

My blog post:

Hope that helps!

The link to my post about it on the group (for those that are members) is as follows:


[Ravelry FO] Monthly Dishcloth 1st September 2015 KAL

On Thursday September 10, 2015, in Finished Objects, by natalie


I love these pinwheel patterns!


This pattern has taken more than one ball of yarn and so I either need to make it in more than one colourway or find a colour that I have more than one ball and start again.

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I knit 8×4+1+4=37 sts instead of 21 sts so as to make a cloth.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/845246002195594/permalink… (closed FB group).

ETA: I need to start putting my planning thoughts into the Ravelry project descriptions, and so my natalieford.com and LJ blog posts. Here I saw the pink sample that was posted in the closed FB group with the stitch pattern rows and the detail that it was called the Fishtail Lace stitch pattern and I just knew it had to be knit in orange. It is only in the last few minutes, though, that I have realised that it looks like goldfish tails (or koi carp).

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