What does bias mean in knitting?
Bias knitting is when you are knitting something diagonally instead of side to side or up and down. As you can see in the photos here, the stitches in this swatch of knitting lie diagonally compared to their edging, so they’re an example of something that’s bias knit, a.k.a. knit on the bias.
What is the best size knitting needles for a scarf?
If you are a tight knitter, use bigger needles (size 17) or if you are a loose knitter, use smaller needles (size 15). Use whatever size needle it takes so that you make a scarf that is 4 inches to 4.5 inches wide (not wider). You can also adjust the number of stitches to keep your scarf within this size range.
How many balls of wool do you need to knit a scarf?
You may need approx. 5 or 6 50g balls of wool to make your scarf. You can choose any colour wool, even a multicolour wool. Have fun choosing!
What is bias stockinette?
A bias cut stockinette is most often used in post-op, under casts, to treat wounds or burns, or as outer wraps over other dressings. Bias stockinettes consist of a single layer of fabric, which better conforms to the shape of a limb. …
Why is my knitting slanted?
When the square or rectangle you’ve knitted develops a pronounced slant, and turns into a trapezoid, the problem you are having is called “biasing.” It’s a frequent complaint with chenille yarns, with cottons (especially when the yarn is a “single” rather than a plied yarn) and sometimes even with wool.