How to tie English Rubber Band

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It is said that the self-sewn thing is successful if it does not look sewn by hand. But things related to hands should look like handmade-in this their exclusivity and value. But quality hand-knitted is simply obliged to be neat. And in beginners knitters it is not always good. However, there are types of mating, which even inexperienced masters are removed literally the first time. These include the English elastic band. The fabric associated with this pattern is smooth (loop to the loop), neat and corrugated. How to tie an English elastic band so that "the mosquito of the nose is not up to the top"?

To learn it is very simple, and use such a drawing can be when knitting a variety of things: scarves and hats, sportswear, jackets and pullovers. Especially successful are the children's things, connected by an English rubber band: voluminous and dense, but at the same time light due to a lot of holes, as in openwork patterns.
So, the English gum: How to knit this simple, showy and very popular pattern, which, besides, can be of different kinds?

Traditional or classical English elastic band

First, you need to link the sample to calculate the number of loops. When knitting an English gum it is especially important, because the canvas is very lush and easily stretched.

In the classic English gum, the front and purl side of the canvas look exactly the same. To obtain this effect, the first row of the string, alternating one face and one wrong loops. In the second row after the cut-off, one face, one straight, one purl. Please note: Facial knitting over facial (on the figure), Purls-Above the purl, the scum-between them. All subsequent series (and even, and odd) knit the same: make the scum, remove the face, wrong with the scale of the previous row of the reverse.

Semi-English or semi-patent elastic band

In a semi-English elastic pattern from the front and reverse side is slightly different. From the face-more smooth, with the wrong-more relief.

We dial an odd number of loops (plus two kromokno).
First row. Knit front loop, make a straight scale (spoke to itself), the next loop remove Unprojazyanna (working thread remains behind the work, that is the back of the loop). In this way we bring the whole range to the end. Note that in this series, the working thread remains on the reverse side of the canvas (behind the hinges) all the time.
Second row. We begin to knit it with a straight scale (a spoke to itself). Then one loop, (that which in the first row was obverse) remove not stinging (as well as in the previous row of thread-at work). Further removed a loop and a scale of the first row is projazit with one obverse loop. And so knit the whole second row: one scum, one loop shoot, loop and scum together front.
Third row. His knitting is similar to the second row: we have a loop and a second row of scum together with a front loop, make a straight scum, remove the loop without tying. Make sure that the thread always remains at work.
Then knit all even ranks as the second, all odd-as the third.
Colored English elastic Band

For reception of two-sided and multicolored cloths use circular spokes or long straight with two working ends (as Nosolsy). It is clear that for this eraser need two balls of yarn of different colors.

For knitting of Colored English gum (for example, dark and light thread) with vertical stripes it is necessary to dial an odd number of loops. The principle of knitting is the same as in the classic English elastic band, only all the odd rows knit a dark thread, and all even-light.

The first row (dark thread): One facial, one scum, one shoot.
The second row (light thread): One scum, one shoot, one face together with a scale.
The third row (dark thread) move the binding on the opposite side, knitting: the scum together with the loop, as one purl, one scum, one shot.
The fourth row (light thread): One scum, one shoot, a scum together with a loop, as one purl.
The fifth row (dark thread): Move the canvas to the other side, knitting: the scum together with the loop as one face, one scum, one shoot.
Next we repeat knitting from the second row.
To get a colored English elastic band with horizontal stripes, Knit Classic version: Two rows of one color, two rows of others. In this way you will get narrow strips (the width in one loop of an English gum). For wider strips it is necessary to tie in one color more, but necessarily an even number of rows. By the way, for color strips can be used not two, and much more colors, and strips can be made different widths. Economical masters manage from the remains of multi-coloured yarn to knit directly the exclusive gizmos!

Useful tips

1. If you combine the English elastic band with other patterns, do not forget about the different density of the resulting canvas.
2. The things connected by an English elastic band can be strongly stretched after washing. Therefore dry them, only having decomposed on a horizontal surface.
3. Do not use an English rubber band to finish the edges of the products (sleeves, shelves, neck).
4. The thicker spokes you use for knitting, the more will stretch the English gum.
5. Note that thanks to the corrugated structure of the cloth clothing, knitted by an English rubber band can emphasize both the merits and disadvantages of any figure.
6. Before knitting the English rubber, make sure to tie the sample to correctly calculate the necessary number of loops. Otherwise you risk getting the thing on several sizes larger.
Try this way of knitting, invented neat British-the result will pleasantly surprise you!

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