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Tunisian stockinette
November 8, 2009 at 11:48:06 PM
 
I adore Tunisian stockinette!  It looks deceptively like knitting, though it's thicker and warmer.

Has anyone else tried it?


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Re: Tunisian stockinette
November 11, 2009 at 2:24:15 AM
 
I've tried Tunisian stockinette, but it was years ago.  It does turn out thick.  ...I just had a thought.  Do you think that stitch would work to make a small throw rug?


 
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Re: Tunisian stockinette
November 12, 2009 at 1:51:26 PM
 
What a terrific idea!  Yes, I think if you used a chunky yarn (a rug yarn would be great for this), it would create a gorgeous throw rug!

If you try this, I hope you'll post a photo of the finished result.  Smiley


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Re: Tunisian stockinette
February 2, 2010 at 9:03:44 AM
 
I learned to crochet when I was about 5 years old.  Mom was a super crocheter, great tension and fast. Bought my sister and I each are own set of hooks, which I still have and I'm old.  I haven't done much crocheting in the last few years so there is so much more for me to learn and refresh myself on.  I will surely look up thiis Tunisian stockinette as I always wanted a stitch that resembled knitting.  Thanks, I just joined and already learned something I always wanted to know.  Thanks so much.


 
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Re: Tunisian stockinette
February 3, 2010 at 2:10:30 AM
 
Calico,

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I learned to crochet when I was about 5 years old.  Mom was a super crocheter, great tension and fast. Bought my sister and I each are own set of hooks, which I still have and I'm old.  I haven't done much crocheting in the last few years so there is so much more for me to learn and refresh myself on.  I will surely look up thiis Tunisian stockinette as I always wanted a stitch that resembled knitting.  Thanks, I just joined and already learned something I always wanted to know.  Thanks so much.


I love your avatar!  (Does it just look like your kitty has a blue and a green eye in the photo, or does s/he really have two different colors?)

I'm sure that picking up crochet again will be no problem at all...for a long time, I did no knitting and wondered if I could still do it...when I picked it up, my hands remembered!  Smiley

Tunisian stockinette is a wonderful stitch.  Since it's not really knitting, the process of forming the stitches makes it so much thicker than knitting would be.  You'll need an afghan hook, though, as it's a variation of Tunisian crochet, which also uses this particular hook.  I worked in front of the TV, IIRC, as it's repetitive, though it was still relaxing.

I'm not sure if there's a video for it, but you could try the Multimedia section and do a search for Tunisian stockinette.  Smiley

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calico message #6
Re: Tunisian stockinette
February 3, 2010 at 4:06:37 AM
 
Melanie,
I love cats all cats and I currently am owned by five previous ferals.  Now they are all cuddle bugs.  I spend a lot of time on cat health research and finding homes for feral cats.  That and jewelry and now back to crocheting as I always found it relaxing.  I think I need more time in a day to do all I want to do. Wink

I did google tunisian stockinettte and found a couple videos.  However they didn't say what size hook but did suggest using a big hook to loosen the very tight stitch.  I only know crochet hooks by number or letter, when you say afghan hook is that a special named hook for is there a number or letter for it?

Thanks for the help. 


 
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Re: Tunisian stockinette
February 3, 2010 at 9:02:54 AM
 
Calico,

Afghan hooks come in the same sizes as regular hooks. The difference is that afghan hooks are longer--14 inches, I think is one length they come in--and they are straight all the way down. They don't have that flattened spot in them like regular hooks.  Some afghan hooks are what's called 'flexible', which means part of the length is like an afghan hook and part of the length is like the cable of a circular knitting needle.

Denise--a brand of interchangeable knitting needles--has come out with a set of interchangeable crochet/afghan hooks. This set has several size hooks that can be connected to several different length cables.  I just saw the set in a Patternworks catalog that I got in the mail yesterday.

Marilyn

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I did google tunisian stockinettte and found a couple videos.  However they didn't say what size hook but did suggest using a big hook to loosen the very tight stitch.  I only know crochet hooks by number or letter, when you say afghan hook is that a special named hook for is there a number or letter for it?

Thanks for the help.   



 
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Re: Tunisian stockinette
February 3, 2010 at 11:08:31 AM
 
Calico,

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I love cats all cats and I currently am owned by five previous ferals.  Now they are all cuddle bugs.  I spend a lot of time on cat health research and finding homes for feral cats.


Excellent!  There are a couple of ferals in my neighborhood that I'd like to rescue, but my little princess needs to be the only one in the castle.

Quote:
That and jewelry and now back to crocheting as I always found it relaxing.  I think I need more time in a day to do all I want to do. Wink


LOL, so true!

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I did google tunisian stockinettte and found a couple videos.


Yes, I did a search for Tunisian stockinette videos in our Multimedia area and was disappointed to find there were none.  Sad

I did find this...not sure if this is what you saw:
http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/02/learn-to-crochet-tunisian-stockinette.html

It's a simple video, but I like the idea that she demonstrates the bind off.  Smiley

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Re: Tunisian stockinette
February 3, 2010 at 11:12:23 AM
 
Marilyn,

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Afghan hooks come in the same sizes as regular hooks. The difference is that afghan hooks are longer--14 inches, I think is one length they come in--and they are straight all the way down. They don't have that flattened spot in them like regular hooks.  Some afghan hooks are what's called 'flexible', which means part of the length is like an afghan hook and part of the length is like the cable of a circular knitting needle.


Thank you for that terrific explanation!  Smiley

Quote:
Denise--a brand of interchangeable knitting needles--has come out with a set of interchangeable crochet/afghan hooks. This set has several size hooks that can be connected to several different length cables.  I just saw the set in a Patternworks catalog that I got in the mail yesterday.


Oh NO...something else I have to get!  Enabler.  Grin  Seriously, my afghan hooks were all flooded and I think this would be the best way to replace them, rather than buying them piecemeal.

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Re: Tunisian stockinette
February 15, 2010 at 11:54:47 AM
 
I have always like Tunisian, in fact, I nagged Kristen Muench to bring in the Pony Hooks and have sold them for several years. 12 sizes of double ended Straights and another dozen of Circulars 

More recently (like last month) Clover introduced mid range sizes of bamboo that includes a few learning projects right in the package (as well as on their website)
G - 4.00mm
H - 5.00mm
I - 5.50mm
J - 6.00mm

Clover is stressing the "in the round" sort of technique, but there are also 100's if not thousands of stitch patterns for both single and double ended stitches -

I have more info if you like

Wheat





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Re: Tunisian stockinette
February 15, 2010 at 8:46:35 PM
 
Wheat,

You enabler, you!  I must be psychic...I see an order in my future!  Grin

Seriously, as I think I mentioned before, I lost a number of afghan hooks and double-ended hooks in a flood, and I want to replace them.  Glad to be able to get them from you!  Smiley

Yes, please do give more info!  I certainly want to know!  If there's anything new or interesting out there to help me enjoy this great craft, I'm all for it.

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Wheat message #12
Re: Tunisian stockinette
February 16, 2010 at 8:34:48 AM
 
Quote:

You enabler, you!


I prefer the term "Accessorizer" meaning I supply things people need and will use "in conjunction with"

Meanwhile,here is where  where we have "most" of the Afghan/Tunisian "stuff" - I am still working on notions suggestions.

Love to hear what other people think

Enjoy the process

Wheat





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Re: Tunisian stockinette
February 16, 2010 at 3:09:43 PM
 
Wheat,

LOL...you accessorizer, you!  Grin

I love the double-ended hooks with the flexible cable!  I never had any of those, just the straight double-ended and single-ended hooks.

Have you made anything in the round?  Obviously, I wasn't able to work that way with the plain old straight hooks.

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Wheat message #14
Re: Tunisian stockinette
February 17, 2010 at 6:21:58 AM
 
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Have you made anything in the round?  Obviously, I wasn't able to work that way with the plain old straight hooks.



Yes I have made "in the round" projects - and these "can" be done with straights, it is just not as simple.

Clover included several patterns for small articles done "in the round" using their new "shorts" aka/
Takumi Bamboo Double Ended.

Those patterns are a good way to learn the basics of double ended and in the round technique.

HTH

Wheat


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Re: Tunisian stockinette
February 17, 2010 at 11:25:07 AM
 
Wheat,

Thanks!  That's very helpful...and leads to another question.  When you're talking straights, is it correct to say you're talking exclusively about the double-ended straights?  In other words, it is absolutely not possible to accomplish Tunisian in the round with the old single ended afghan hooks?

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