This eliminates the problem of thread getting tangled up on pins as you stitch onto
the background fabric.
TIP: Sew a decorative stitch onto
ribbon, and then add it to any project for extra embellishment.
ROUND 2: With the new color, work to the color-change marker, temporarily remove the color-change marker, use the right needle to pick up the stitch below the first stitch on the left needle and place this lifted stitch onto
the left-needle tip, knit the first two stitches together (the first stitch on the left needle together with the lifted stitch from the round below), return the color-change marker to the needle (effectively moving it one stitch to the left), then knit to the end of the round--the stitch lifted from below will completely cover the original stitch of the new color.
5mm Crotchet hook Rib cast off: Slip every other stitch onto
another needle, so that you have the purl stitches on one needle and the knit stitches on another.
When the pattern calls for a bead placement, insert the hook through the bead, pull the next stitch through the bead, replace the stitch onto
the left needle and knit it.