WIP Wednesday 06.06.18

Current WIP count: 7

I’m nearly nearly there with my top.

The border is finished on the sleeves, just got to sew the ends in, and I’m now working on the border round the bottom edge. I have added on an extra row in the hope of getting that length I want.

Now it’s finished I actually want to make another one. This time with cotton, and adding in more length from the beginning, and probably only using one shade. It’s such a pretty pattern I really want one that I know I’ll love wearing.

I’ve also cast on a basic blanket for the cat charity again, to use up some skeins I found during my stash sorting. I forgot how slow knitting is, so this will be a slow burner to work on while watching Suits or just to give my hands a rest from crochet.

Miles and miles of knit stitch. I can’t go wrong.

How’s this week going? What’s everyone else working on? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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New stitches: Tunisian knit stitch, and…?

Tunisian is so much fun, I decided to learn another stitch this week. Quite a few people mentioned the knit stitch after my last post, and I love the regularity of knit stitches, so I decided to give it a go.

Turns out it’s not as easy as the simple stitch (shocking, right?), and at first I made a whole swatch using…I don’t actually know if it’s a real thing.

For the knit stitch you’re supposed to pass the hook through the loop of the previous round, right here:

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I totally misunderstood the tutorial (it wasn’t great) and went through the space at the side of the loop, like so:

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Which meant that I had to increase one stitch every single row or skip one at the start, which gave me a very wonky-edged swatch. It did look pretty though.

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But considering I’ve never seen knitting like that in my life I figured I must have got it wrong. I frogged it, found a better tutorial, and had another go.

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Much better! That’s the column layout I’ve come to know and love, so I’m now officially adding the Tunisian knit stitch to my repertoire.

Does anyone know if my first attempt was a different stitch or did I just make a mess? What do you think of the actual knit stitch? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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