Knitting again
Tuesday October 07th 2008, 10:07 am
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Knit

I am Kathy pattern, yoke, Nina, main bodyknitting again: one row across, rest.  The hand’s doing reasonably well.  What is coming off my needles as I go is so compelling to me that it’s hard to make myself take those breaks.

One of the things I did in Wrapped in Comfort was to give the stitch count for each lace pattern within each shawl, so you could swap out other ones if you want to just use the pattern as a template, or so you could do so many repeats across and make a scarf for a faster project to test-drive that lace pattern.  What I’m doing right now, just because I was curious how it would play out, is, I did the Kathy’s Clover shawl through the yoke. That’s a 10+1.  Did the increase row.  Then I flipped the page to Nina’s Ann Arbor; that’s a 20+1, and 381 for the Kathy divides into 20+1 with no group of ten left dragging.  It worked.  This also gets me a slightly smaller-around finished product than if I’d just done the Nina’s, 381 stitches vs 421.

My record is two of these shawls in a week.  One is a more leisurely pace. We’ll see how well I keep it up, but fingering weight yarn and size 9s, it really won’t take long.

(Edited to add: Knitpicks has books on sale, and you can get it there for cheaper than the used copies on Amazon.  Just sayin’.)

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Oh, it’s so beautiful. I’m impressed that you can do two shawls in one week.

Comment by Joansie 10.07.08 @ 10:54 am

Yippeeeeeee! You’re knitting again! Glad the hand has healed enough to permit it. Lovely color.

Comment by Paula 10.07.08 @ 11:28 am

Ouch…I just taught math all morning, but YOU made my head hurt with all those numbers! Take it easy on the knitting…we don’t want to lose you again.

Comment by Ruth 10.07.08 @ 12:28 pm

Beautiful! The color is incredible. No wonder you’re having trouble resting!

Comment by Channon 10.07.08 @ 2:33 pm

Yes, that’s the most incredible color! I love it.
Glad you’re knitting again! Isn’t it awful when you can’t knit.

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 10.07.08 @ 6:39 pm

Lovely color and thankyou for the tip on knitpicks;)The easy flame scarf I was knitting on Saturday at the bookstore is done. I blocked it and it is ready to be sent to grace with some other presents for her birthday:)I just posted pictures of it on my blog.Hugs Darcy

Comment by Darcy 10.07.08 @ 11:41 pm

I’m glad your hand is feeling better enough to knit — that’s great news! (And thanks for the Knitpicks tip, I’m off to check it out.)

Comment by Jocelyn 10.08.08 @ 11:59 am

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