So, this is a “technique” I accidentally discovered one time when I forgot to bring my current yarn to the yarn store so I could properly match and accidentally got yarn that was a little too thick for my purposes. Given that it was a cheap acrylic and I wasn’t about to go back to the yarn store (see: thirty minute T ride each way), I was kind of stuck. So I tried seeing what happened if I just…split the yarn, and knit with only two of the plies (out of four).
One of my friends gave me two skeins of this gorgeous silk; I mean, just look at it, doesn’t it just look so beautiful?
After a fair bit of time of not knitting, I’m finally picking it up again. This is a baby blanket I started…oh, I don’t know, about a year ago. Because I’m making this for people who probably won’tthis, it’s cotton and not wool.
Cotton, of course, is a completely different material than wool. The original pattern called for a seed stitch border, which I swapped out for a four-stitch cable, and the cotton border didn’t want to stay flat, despite the fact that I increased the stitch count by 10% right before the first row.
Just a sneak peak, but here:
Can you figure out what’s so strange about these socks?
…..I have like fourteen things in drafts, and can’t figure how to write anything for any of them.
So instead, I cleaned the kitchen, the bathroom, did some knitting, and skeined and washed some yarn.
Pictures of socks; now back to trying to write 😀