Friday, April 28, 2006
Practice washcloth finished
The yarn is Lily's Sugar and Cream in the beige ombre whose name I can't recall because I lost the label--my bad. I used size 10.5 needles because I like a soft washcloth.
The practice washcloth is finished. The main goal of this project was to teach myself how to do a k1f&b increase and a ssk decrease. However, I have not learned to do the ssk correctly. I was slipping the stitch knitwise and it should have been slipped purlwise. No matter...at least I learned the basic idea.
The pattern is basic:
Cast on 3 stitches.
To increase: on each row k1, kif&b, k to end--repeat row until cloth is the width you want.
To decrease: on each row k1, ssk, k to end--repeat until 4 stitches remain on needle.
To bind off: k1, ssk, then just bind off the row as if the first two stitches were just normal k's.
Now, I can move onto my first adventure in circular knitting with double-pointed needles.