Sunday, June 4, 2017

Knit Up and Dye Episode 35 - Never too hot to cast on!

General discussion about what I've accomplished with my knitting this week, show off an upcoming pattern, discuss acid dyes and a full demonstration of garter tab cast on for triangular shawl. Come improvise a shawl with me! (Directions below.)

Theme Music
Bob Log III - "Throw the Hammer Hard"
Used with permission - Thank You BOB!!!
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Featured projects:

How to Eat an Elephant Blanket
Formula/Notes on my Ravelry project page
Feel free to email me for notes if you don't do Ravelry.

Improvised Triangle Shawl with Garter Tab Cast On:

With Needle one to two sizes bigger than your yarn usually recommendes, cast on 3 stitches.
Working in Garter Stitch (knitting every row), work 6 Rows.
Turn tab 90 degrees and pick up 1 stitch in each of the three garter ridges.
Turn tab 90 degrees and pick up 3 stitches along cast on edge.
You should have 9 stitches on your needle.
Turn work, K3, Place Marker P2, Place Marker, P1, Place Marker K3. This was a wrong side row.

From this point forward, here are the rules:
On a right side row, K3, Slip Marker, Increase (yo), work to next Marker any way you want, Increase (yo), Slip Marker,
K1 (this is your center stitch), Increase (yo), work to next Marker any way you want, Increase (yo), Slip Marker, K3

On a wrong side row, K3, slip marker, work to 1 stitch before next Marker any way you want, P1, Slip Marker,
work to next Marker any way you want, Slip Marker, K3

Change colors, change patterns (always keeping the first and Last 3 stitches as Knits) and have fun.

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Love you all! Sheep know nothing... It's never to hot to knit!
And, I'll see you next week.

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