This is an excellent book for beginning knitters who already know how to knit, purl, and cast on/off. If you know these basics, you can figure out the more. A Treasury of Knitting Patterns book. Read 49 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Book by Walker, Barbara G.
I was pretty worried about a different shape in this context back in January. I will get on another kick soon enough, promise. The best thing about making the same general shape again, is that I just counted up the number of rows in the last couple of hats… 60…so I knew how much of the Traveling Rib Pattern pg. I am not going to give any details of how this hat was done, because I am pretty sure neither I nor anyone else will ever want to recreate it. I did cast on stitches and I can see a hat in travelling rib alone that may be ok.
Travel is not real to me unless I actually have my feet on foreign soil. I think we will probably book a hotel for the first night in Hanoi though, because we arrive at 6.
I believe that because there is so much space between the cables, the staggered decrease is not shown to best advantage. This served two purposes. I use Barbara Walker's books more than any others in my library. Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Swap want. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!.
I am thrilled to be travelling with my husband again. It has been 10 years since we took the kids on the 6 month trip and that was the last time I had him as a travelling companion for anything more than an excursion. I think I will just knit lace, since it is time consuming. I just have to remember to put in a lifeline in case the needles get confiscated at the airport.
I just googled yarn shops in Hanoi so I can replace the needles if that particular horror happens. All ready for Netflix and knitting! For the knitters: For this hat, I did a Coin Cable, pg to start. I cast on stitches because cabling always draws the work in significantly. I made a design decision I regret, which was to stagger the cabling, even though this meant I had to leave 3 purl stitches between the cables.
The Coin Cable stitch has a 6 row repeat with only one row having the cabling. I thought staggering the cable every second row would be good, making me need a multiple of 3 cables.
I believe that because there is so much space between the cables, the staggered decrease is not shown to best advantage. I was concerned about this at the outset, but I had to leave at least 2 purl stitches between the cables because the stitch called for 2 purl stitches on each side of the 5 stitch cable, and if I only left these, it would mean a cast on of 7 x I knew leaving only one purl in between would have probably worked to show off the stagger, but I am pretty anal about following the Barbara Walker pattern stitches to the letter at least for one repeat, because adjusting them would put me on a slippery slope I cannot allow myself to get on.
In retrospect, I think lining the cables up together and doing the twisting row in every cable at once would have been better.
Coulda, shoulda, woulda. I needed to reduce down to , so I could have 5 repeats of each. I decided to do these cables together because they both use knit 1 back on every knit stitch. I know from bitter experience that it is REALLY easy to forget to do this once in a while, but I figured that if every knit stitch in the hat was a k1-b, I could remember, and muscle memory would be less likely to kick in.
Also the matchy-matchy thing. Note to self: I need to remember to photograph things before I rip back, so I can show you why I do it. I found that the transition was messy the first time I knit it, because I just went right into the new cables with no rows between. I ripped back to the end of the cabling and did two plain garter stitch rows, starting with a knit row, then a purl row, before starting the cabling.
This cleaned up the transition somewhat. You move 4 stitches over behind three stitches on the second row of the stitch, then every 10th row after. I waited to the fourth row. With the ripping back once in a while, I got pretty good at getting the stitches reoriented correctly. Easy to make a mistake on this because when you have knit in the back of a stitch and unknit it, the stitches are screwed up and twisted.
I started the decreasing on the hourglass cable. I decreased once on each side of the cable 10 stitches per round in total , every other round. The first decreases were done by purling the stitch I had to move out of the cable together with the stitch beside the cable, keeping a constant 2 purls between the two kinds of cable. This happened for 3 decreases, and brought the stitch count down from to For the next decrease, I knit the first stitch of the hourglass cable together with the first purl inside the cable through the back of both loops at the leading edge of the cable, then I moved the last purl outside of the cable, and purled it with the next stitch, like the previous 3 decreases on this side of the cable.
This left me with 4 knit stitches in the cable. Next time, I slipped the first two stitches onto a cable needle and held then in front and knit through the back of the loops of the stitches on the front and back needles together, crossing them and reducing the number of stitches from 4 to two.
Next time I only decreased once per cable, with a k2tog-tbl at the top. Next time it was p3tog on top of the cable.
I switched the decreasing to the ribbed cable after this, and k3tog-tbl on the middle three stitches of the cable. After this, I did a k2tog-tbl a k1-b and a k2tog to bring the cable down to three stitches. The very next round I did slip 1, k2tog psso. Then a round of p2tog, cut the thread and drew it through the loops. I gotta say, for me the whole process of making hats is mainly about getting to the top, so I can figure out how to make a pretty decrease.
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