Tuesday, 19 June 2012
I Went Hitchhiking
So did my arguments against garter stitch. Having bought the yarn Socks That Rock I knew I was getting the best out of it with garter stitch.
After casting on I realised that I loved both the yarn and the pattern. The colors stands out with garter stitch and I was surprised about how fun it was to knit this. I like a tight knit so I used a 2.5mm needle. I think the garments holds up better when it is tight.
I love it when I can change my mind and get a new insight. It often seems like we has these notions of things. We simply has to try out things before making up our mind. I never thought I would like garter stitch - but I had never knitted anything with it. I could have missed this fun project just because I thought it was not me.
Having problems remembering rows?
As I have problems memorizing stitch patterns with different rows, I used a trick I saw on another blog. I am sorry - I do not remember were I saw it.
BUT, I copied and pasted each of the eight pattern rows into a table and cut them out.
I made a hole in the small sheets and draw a string of yarn through the holes to get them in order.
After each row I simply flipped over to the instruction for the next row.
Pure and simple - and I never lost track of where I was in the pattern. I used a clip to keep it together in the project bag.
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Socks That Rock (Fire on the mountain) from Blue Moon Fiber
Other materials: Tassels and small beads
Ravelry link: Hitchhiking To London