Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Wednesday's WIP Out :: Green Tea Leaves Part 2
She's coming along. Autumn blew in on ANZAC day and I resented not spending more time on knitting this cardi. You can see that I am on the first sleeve which is knitted in the round. The red yarn is just a marker, it was holding my stitches while I completed the cardi's body. I love that this cardi has no seams! I am knitting it on smaller than recommended needles as I didn't have the right ones. This means that the yoke doesn't look as it should and hopefully it will still fit me!
Using the wrong sized needles isn't the only error I have made due to my lack of experience. I have run out of yarn. Sadly, Bendigo Woollen Mills have run out of this dye-lot and I am on to the next. Thankfully it is almost a dead match. So I have learnt not only to read the pattern properly but to remember that Bendigo Woollen Mills do run out of dye-lots quickly!
I have also discovered that I haven't been doing M1 stitch accurately. I stumbled across this fact when thumbing through my knitting bible looking up another stitch. I was not twisting it before knitting it. Oh well. Explains all the holes I was getting in my garments thus far.
I am looking forward to trying out this increase technique too. I discovered this after I made my increases under the sleeve so I will have to try it out next time.
Ok so I am going to knit like the clappers and get this on for Monday. What do you think my chances are?