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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / washcloth - self-designed! pointlessly complex! on: September 10, 2006 05:46:48 PM
Really, I just like trying out stitches.  Haven't yet found the patience for a big project.  So this guy is cotton and a little more elaborate than many of the knitted cloths out there, but has a really neat texture.  I CO 43 stitches and used US size 8 needles.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/xiguli/236273076/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/xiguli/236273077/
This combo of slipping stitches and bringing the yarn forward or back comes from my beloved Reader's Digest Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting & Crochet Stitches, p.72, "Speckle Rib I."


http://www.flickr.com/photos/xiguli/236273079/in/photostream/
The edging is a k1, p1 seed-stitch, but the knits are done into the backs of the loops.  That makes the stitches twisted, and therefore a bit tighter.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/xiguli/236273080/
And here's the back.  I was pleasantly surprised by the nice ridges that showed up.

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2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Sloppy Scarf! on: August 26, 2006 05:35:25 PM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/xiguli/225594866/

This whole scarf barely made a dent in the Baby Bee Sweet Delight - Pomp yarn I bought at Hobby Lobby last weekend.  The cobwebby lace is about as mindless as lace can get.  I normally knit with a very tight gauge, but that's impossible with this kind of stitch (and on larger-than-recommended needles - US 13).  It's all loose loops and curly edges--hence, "Sloppy Scarf."  And it took just two nights of not-at-all-intensive work.

I'm already thinking of a million ways to alter this, but here's my basic pattern.  I CO 14 stitches -- row1: k2, **Y fwd, k2tog, k1, rep from ** to end -- row 3: **k1, Y fwd, k2tog, rep from ** to end, k last 2 stitches -- and purl on the even rows.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/xiguli/225594869/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/xiguli/225594870/
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