Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rachel's Knitting Room

November 2010 Mystery Knit Along

Thursday, November 18, 2010

PART 4 - Working the Spiral
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Things You Need To Know:

• Throughout this pattern I refer to ridges rather than rows. A ridge in garter stitch is two knit rows.

• Where possible, all outside first stitches are slipped to help with the joining. I haven’t put this in the instructions so as to simplify them and it’s not disastrous if you forget.

• w&t (wrap and turn) is worked like this:

Bring the yarn forward, slip the next stitch purlwise, take the yarn back again, replace the slipped stitch on the left hand needle, bring the yarn forward again and turn the work.


You’ll now be working in rounds so you need to mark the start of the first round with a safety pin after the last ridge worked. I know a spiral doesn’t actually have rounds but, for the purposes of shaping this thing, we need to impose rounds on it!

So, having put your safety pin in, continue as follows:

*Work one 8 stitch ridge (K8, w&t and knit back)

Work one 10 stitch joining ridge (K9, sl 1, pick up and K1, psso, turn and knit back.

Repeat from * until you get back to your safety pin.


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1 comment:

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I really love how this project is turning out...and it will allow me to use up all this extra yarn I've had lying around the house ;) :) :) Oh I'm almost at the "safety pin" starting point. However, I think I may have forgotten to alternate rows somewhere and accidentally did double of the same row...because their is an ever so slight wavy fold thingy in there somewhere. Is that right?...or is it supposed to lay flat all the time, no matter where I am in the process? Either way...I'm having a lot of fun with this. Thank you for hosting these every month :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)