Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Yarn as props...

Okay, so, finished the second-of-six panels of the Unnamed Sweater. Started on the third. Yay!

Since this is a pretty basic pattern, I figure I need to chart it out (such as there is). I'm trying to figure out how to say "Okay, so, the ends-of-rows that are on the button band side, that people will actually be able to see? You want to make them look nice by carrying up your final stitch so it looks like a row of knit stitch going up the side. You kinda knit into the back (from the right) of the last stitch, then, when you turn your needles to go back, slip it purlwise so the yarn isn't twisted. Don't actually do anything else to that stitch; then keep going right along."

There's got to be some way that gets said in Knittese. I *know* I've done it on some project before, and was given instructions. I guess I'll just have to figure out which, and what. Drat. Ideas, anyone?

Anyway, here's how it looks, courtesy of the tinyresolutioncam on my cellphone. The second shot is the vague hope that you might be able to see the colorway.

In "Knitting is Invading the World", one of the chi-chi high-fashion shops in Georgetown (on M Street, yet!) had some non-knitted clothing in the window... but used balls of yarn, giant needles, and crocheted afghans wrapped around pillars as window jazz. See?

In other-other news, I'm still about 10k words behind in NaNoWriMo. On the upside, I've been writing, so it's still only 10k behind, instead of 20,000, which is how many I was *supposed* to have written (total) as of yesterday. *Sigh!*

1 comment:

  1. Isn't the direction you are looking for "slip the first stitch as if to purl." I have never heard about knitting into the back of the last stitch of the previous row to accomplish this. But then, I think you have been knitting a lot longer than I have, so you don't need to go by me!



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