WIP Wednesday 31.01.18

Current WIP count: 7

Eeeeeh it’s creeping up again! But I don’t need to start anything new right now so I can get on with finishing what I’ve got.

This week I’ve just been plodding along with my Tunisian scarf

Still loving the feel of this yarn, I definitely need to make something for myself using some!

I’m currently trying to work out whether I could do a knit stitch section for the middle and then finish with simple stitch again, or if that would look weird. I guess I can always try it and frog if I don’t like it.

What do you think? And what’s everyone working on this week? 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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