Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Progress!

The Knuck decreases are done on Knuck 1, and I did the textured rib cuff, and.... wasn't thrilled. Never one to leave a pattern absolutely alone - I decided on a modified version of ribbing, a cabled rib. I had 48 stitches in my round (I did the man size for my apparently biggish hands - hey, they DO grow them bigger in Texas!), and 48/6= 8. I did 8 2x2 cables with 2 purl stitches between, with a cable cross on every fourth row, and I'll likely make them longer than the pattern calls for, and cast off in pattern. Because I like a challenge. I'm just glad I know how to cable without a cable needle! I'll have a progess pic once I've got more than one repeat done, so you can actually.... you know, see PROGRESS. All told, though, I think the fit will be much better with the cabled, ribbed cuff, b/c I did the textured cuff, and it was TIGHT, with the crocheted bind off - which was SUPERtight, and let's just forget crab stitch ever existed, shall we? B/C I'm a lefty and... yeah. Just forget it ever existed.

Pictures soon. :)
Miss Knotty

3 Comments:

Blogger Beth said...

Oooh...I was thinking about a fancy rib for my knucks too - I can't wait to see pics.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Katie - The Knitting Mama said...

I'll bet those cables will look really nice!

5:05 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Is cabling without a needle that... obvious? I assumed you had to do some amazing pyrotechnics. I'm surprised to see that the lesson you link to just has you cross/twist the stitches and put them back on the left needle. Wow, I guess I can do that too!

I'll be interested to see what ideas people have about colorwork. So far I'm thinking emblem on the back; emblems on the back and front (overkill?); racing stripes down the sides.

10:42 PM  

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