Monday, 16 May 2011

Dropped stitch thanks

Knitting's done and the stitch I on my jumper has been fixed and I've also learnt how to retrieve a dropped stitch thanks to knitting guru Robbie Burton from Textile Arts School.

I was shown differently to the video below but the theory is the same.

Knitting this morning,

 Knitting this morning, who's coming along? 9.30 in the Gardentown food court. Coffee, food, conversation and knitting if you like.

Monday, 2 May 2011

(RS) K1 * sl 1, K1, psso, K3, yon, K3, yon, K3, K2tog; rep from * to last st, K1.

I found one on the internet someone else has done.
(RS) K1 * sl 1, K1, psso, K3, yon, K3, yon, K3, K2tog; rep from * to last st, K1.
(WS) Knit

A neat pattern for a trendy scarf and simple enough too, but do you think I can manage more than two rows without making a mistake? Not on your life. I forget to yon or psso or I knit my slip stitch and next you know I have an extra stitch or two or three. It's driving me crazy this one. I've started and restarted several times. At the moment I'm just keeping on going until the pattens is so ingrained into my thinking that I can do it in my sleep then I'll start a proper one.

I've even taken to undo it for practice which means knowing the pattern backwards as well.

This may be easy for some people but I'm finding it terribly difficult for now. I'll  be seeing my knitting guru on Tuesday and see if she has any suggestions.

Anyhow when I have something worthy of photographing I'll show what it looks like.