My Rock Island shawl is in timeout after I had to frog a bunch of rows of the edging.
So I started this
I haven’t gotten too far yet.
A few things:
1. Tubular cast on. I cast on using the long-tail cast on approach every chance I get. I had the option to do that here, but the suggested cast on was the tubular cast on. I think it’s supposed to have a nice finished look. I am always intimidated by a new cast on. I balked at first, but then I decided to go for it.
It was no big deal. At all. Pretty fun actually, and it does look very nice.
2. The sweater is navy blue, so when I knit at night, it’s like knitting with my eyes closed. I should admit to myself that I need to put some reading glasses on and work under a spotlight. The fact that I can’t see what I am doing half the time when I knit in the evening leads to number 3.
3. I keep making mistakes despite the fact that this is an easy pattern. No lace to be found. It’s a welt stitch (knit two rows, purl two rows, repeat) and a double moss stitch.
So I knitted part of a round that I should have purled. I figured this out on the next round, so I had to unravel down and fix the stitch to make a purl. I can not wrap my poor brain around how to fix the unraveled stitch and make it a purl. I maneuver and re-maneuver, and I just don’t get it. I always end up making a knit stitch. Makes me feel like a dummy.
I went to youtube for help and learned one of the most awesome things I have learned in my knitting career:
Turn the knitting to the opposite side and fix it as if it is a knit stitch. It will then be a purl stitch on the other side.
That’s just pure genius. It was an exciting and happy moment. I feel like I should have figured this out on my own. I really should have. In any case, it worked and yay!