Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Our next Knit Along will start on Monday, November 15th!

This pattern is very adaptable... you can make it as large or small as you'd like so you can choose to make it into a dishcloth, or a placemat, a baby blanket or even a rug... depending on what yarn and needles you use and how long you keep knitting it. I will post enough parts to get you roughly to the size of a dishcloth and after that, it's up to you if you'd like to go farther with it.

We will not be working with a lot of stitches, so short needles work really well, I'm actually using 2 short double pointed needles just because of their length, nothing to do with them being double pointed.

You will want to use a needle size that's best for the type of yarn you're going to use. So for example, I'm using Bernat Handicrafter Cotton with size 4.00 mm needles. If you are wanting to use something like sock yarn, you will want to use smaller needles, and if you are going to use a bulkier yarn, you will want to use larger needles.

As for the colour, that's totally up to you guys! I think a variegated would look pretty as well as a self-striping yarn. The good thing about this pattern is that you can change colours whenever you want, so if you've got lots of scraps leftover that would be good too.

I will be posting this kal a little different from past ones. Instead of posting daily rows, I will be breaking the pattern up into parts and I will be giving you a couple of days to complete each part.

I chose to use this pattern for our next kal because it is something very unique, creative, versatile, and a wee bit of a challenge. Don't let the challenging part discourage you from trying it out though... With the help of the designer's easy-to-understand instructions, it'll be a breeze!

As always, any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at ramavasc@yahoo.com

Take care and thanks for knitting along with us!


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