Friday, May 19, 2006
This small lace project was quick to knit and challenged me to learn a few new techniques. Very satisfying.
Pattern: Old Shale Washcloth from Fiber Trends Bathing Beauties
Yarn: Rowan 4 ply cotton (100% cotton)
Needles: US 4 dpns and 16" circular. Plus size F crochet hook for the cast on.
Time to Finish: One afternoon and evening
Emily Ocker's Cast On
I didn't find the instructions included with the pattern to be very helpful for this cast on, but this tutorial was. This type of cast on allows you to start a piece of circular knitting in the middle. It's pretty neat the way it works and after a little fiddling around I figured it out.
Picot Cast Off
This time the pattern instructions were all I needed to learn this technique. One thing I didn't plan on was how long it would take me to cast off 144 stitches. This cast off is very time consuming. I didn't time it, but I'm sure it was over an hour before all stitches were off the needles. It's worth the effort though.