I’ve been knitting away for weeks on a reversible cowl, sort of like a ring-shaped scarf, and it looks like I’ll finish just in time for warm(ish) weather – starting this week, I’ve seen crocuses and second-year pansies that sprouted and started to bloom again, and there are rumors of robin sightings.
Well, the timing doesn’t matter much. Some people say it will get cold again in about eight months, and besides what really interests me is finding out what kind of strange shapes and designs you can make out of long fuzzy string.
Not that I managed to get through this experiment without mistakes, two in particular – the big oops and the little oops. The little one was too annoying to live with, so I ripped it out and fixed it. The big one? Fairly noticeable, obviously wrong, and it can stay just the way it is.
The Little Goof
For those of you who knit, two-sided knitting is done almost exactly the same way as basic knit one – purl one ribbing. The differences are that you need two yarns, and you alternate yarns for each stitch. (Well, except when the pattern says not to.) What happened was that I only moved one of the pair of yarns to the back of the fabric for one stitch, leaving the unused yarn running in plain sight in front of the new stitch.
(So what we really have here is a double-sided, reversibly patterned, knit and crochet cowl. Maybe I should throw in a bit of cross stitch too. Or some welding.)
The Big, Permanent Goof
Hmm. Maybe I should have thrown in a couple of sideways hearts to keep the upside-down heart company. Too late now.
Let’s see, what can I knit wrong next?