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Knitting with Strickliesel - instructions and creative ideas

  • Knitting instructions for the Strickliesel
    • Material and accessories
    • Prepare Strickliesel
    • Knitting with the Strickliesel
    • Instructional Video
  • Creative ideas for the Strickliesel
    • Knitted lettering with wire
    • Knitted flower
    • Potholders and doilies
    • Knit sleeve
    • Knitted headband

Knitting is in fashion, as is knitting with Strickliesel. The colorful, knitted hoses of Strickliesel are ideal for decorating and crafting. This manual work is not only very easy and easy to do by hand, but is also versatile. We've put together the basics of how to knit with the Strickliesel and creative ideas in this guide. With the pictures and a tutorial video showing you knitting with the Strickliesel step by step, not only will your kids become knit fans.

Whether you yourself or your children want to knit with the Strickliesel, this manual is very easy. On rainy days you can already put one or the other meter of knit hose behind you, so quickly and easily you can work with the Strickliesel.

Everything you need to know about knitting will be explained below, and we'll show you great, creative ideas for knitting hoses.

Knitting instructions for the Strickliesel

Material and accessories

You do not need much to knit with a knitted fabric. All in all, the purchase of wool, if you want to create meter-long knitted hoses, the "most expensive" item.

The small wooden cylinder with 4 eyelets is available in stores for less than 5 € to buy, as well as the matching knitting needles, which are usually in a set to do so.

Note: For those who want to use a mechanical Strickliesel, there is also Strickliesel with crank to buy. The device makes almost everything by itself and you can quickly knit many yards. However, in this guide, we introduce you to the manual approach, which is much more fun by far.

It is also suitable for knitting conventional knitting needles, but which are usually too long and therefore rather unwieldy. The needle size must be in any case match the thickness of the eyelets and the wool. In a conventional Strickliesel, as well as in our instructions, you get along with a needle of a thickness of 3.0 completely.

The wool or yarn you want to use should therefore not be too strong and too thick. 4- or 6-thread sock wool or 50 g wool with a running length of 125 - 210 m are the most suitable for this. The wool should be colorful in any case.

Prepare Strickliesel

For starters, the Strickliesel must be equipped with the wool thread. To do this, thread the end of the wool from top to bottom through the triangle. The ball is thus at the top.

Clockwise, the thread is now placed around the outside of the first eyelet. Then thread the thread inwards and diagonally to the right to the adjacent knitting loop on the right side. Run the thread around this eyelet as shown in the first eyelet on the outside. This process is now repeated on the other two eyelets.

Now lay the thread at the first eyelet at the point where you started.

Knitting with the Strickliesel

Now you can start knitting.

Put the thread for knitting around the index finger of the left hand once - for left-handers this is the index finger of the right hand. Thus, the thread can be stored stable and handy. The Strickliesel keep you knitting with your thumb and the remaining, three fingers.

The loose thread, which is not yet firmly on the eyelet, we call the following thread. This is now placed first on the loop, which is already on the eyelet, and just like the loop out in a clockwise direction outside.

Insert the knitting needle into the loop from above and pull it over the thread. The stitch is therefore removed from the loop to make a new one from the thread. If you have done everything right, now lies the stitch of round 1 in the middle on the inside of the eyelet and on the eyelet is a new one.

Now continue knitting from eyelet to eyelet in a clockwise direction. If you want a tight knit hose, tighten the thread after each stitch. But then the stitching becomes more difficult. For a loose knit pattern, let the thread run smoothly, but be careful that the construct does not become loose.

When the knit tube has reached the desired length, the thread is cut off and knotted with the stitches remaining on the eyelets. For this, the cut thread is guided through the stitches with the needle, NOT through the eyelets. Thread the wool end through the stitches on the outside of the edge. Subsequently, the knit hose can be completely removed. Finally, tighten the knots well.

Color change can be achieved by simply knotting the end of the thread with another wool thread or yarn. You can hide this knot well inside the knit tube when you are at the point.

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Creative ideas for the Strickliesel

The knitted hoses are versatile, practical and suitable for decoration. The sturdy, fetching threads can be formed with a knitted wire, used as an artistic wrapper or even as a twine. Here are some creative ideas.

Knitted lettering with wire

Give the knitted rope a special shape. For example, create knitted logos that you can integrate into your home for decoration.

For this you have to knit a craft wire into the hose. As soon as the hose comes out of the knitted fabric at the bottom, simply push the beginning of the wire down into the hole in the middle. Of course, the wire should not spit out below. Knitting is a bit more complicated as you always have to carry the rolled up wire with you.

Note: If you think about pushing the wire into the hose at the end, be sure that it does not work to the end. If the hose is quite long, threading could be difficult.

Knitted flower

For this variant you need two knitted hoses, one long and one short. The long hose again contains a wire. Lay this hose once in serpentine lines on the table. The number of curves divided by 2 gives the number of petals. If you want a flower with eight leaves, you need 16 curves.

These curves are sewn together at the lower end in such a way that the beginning and end together. Pull everything tight enough, then the flower forms by itself.

For the flower stamp, roll the short tube into a snail and sew it tight. Then bring the individual petals into shape - done!

Potholders and doilies

Of course, you can also form a surface from the knitted hose. Roll the tube on the table into a snail. Sew the insides together. Start sewing on the outside. Let the end of the hose protrude by about 3 cm. This is not sewn, because it is a loop for hanging. Now sew from the outside inwards until all rows are firmly connected.

Ultimately, only one loop has to be formed from the protruding end and these are sewn - the potholder is done!

Small, knitted doilies can also be used as coasters

If you want to create a round, knitted doily, just leave the part with the loop.

Knit sleeve

Knitting with the Strickliesel various covers for pens, cables, glasses or even bottles - such knitted covers are colorful coats for almost any object with an elongated shape. For objects with larger diameter, Strickliesel offer with several eyelets. Vierösige Strickliesel suffice for the knitting of cable and pencil cases.

Knit a normal hose with the Strickliesel. If this has the desired length, the opening at the end must not be closed. To do this, pick up a crochet hook and crochet 4 warp stitches with the thread, one through each of the four stitches.

To crochet a crochet stitch means to go through the stitch from below with the crochet hook, to pick up the thread and pull it through. This forms a loop. Through this loop you now pull the thread again. The thread is knotted with the stitch. Repeat for all other three stitches. The hose can now be taken from the Strickliesel.

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Now you can put the pen in the hose and in no time he has a colorful, knitted coat.

Knitted headband

Headbands can also be made with the knitted hoses. For this knit three tubes of the same length. Weave all three together into a thick tube. The ends of the tube are then sewn together. Finished is the specially knitted headband.

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