Sunday, January 29, 2012

Quick hit

It's nighttime and the light is poor, but I wanted to show you one reason why it's good to pick a sticky yarn for stranded colourwork.

Sticky yarn

Am I right, or am I right? I knitted a mitten and blocked it last night, but in the cold light of day I was not very happy about the tip shaping. So I unpicked the kitchenered tip and unravelled the knitting to the beginning of my original shaping. My gauge is 11 sts/inch and it'd be a real pain to chase laddered stitches around, but I ended up not needing to—look how obediently my stitches are waiting to be picked up.

(This little tiled pattern is the palm; the back of the hand has a bigger checkerboard-with-motifs-inside arrangement on it.)

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