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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Knit With Me 5

Caterpillar Stitch Horizontal

Well I'll be honest, I didn't whip through that last pattern with my usual gusto. It was not the sort of pattern you can knit when you are a bit brain dead. Back to something a bit simple this week.

This is knit over multiples of 10 so I'm casting on 40 stitches
Row 1: *K4, P6*
Row 2 and alt. rows: P
Row 3 and 7: K
Row 5: *P5, K4, P1*

By now you may have at least 4 squares made. You may want to consider sewing the blocks together as you go so that it isn't a daunting task at the end. Doing this now will also create a random piece of work.
I love having the company as we knit along here and I am thankful for all your comments and suggestions.
Toria left some advise in the comments of Knit With Me 3 and suggested sewing together with a running whip stitch with right sides together. Will have more exciting photos next time.
Funkbunny (Knit With Me 4 comments) has also raided her local op shop for some wool and that's what we're talking about. Heirlooms for tomorrow from today's cast offs. I know Julie in Geraldton (Aust) is also creating a memory rug too.

3 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see them all finished and sewn together :0)

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  2. HI Tanya,

    Thank you EVER SO MUCH on your great feedback - I know EXACTLY what you are talking about. I balance it between worth my time and value of the product. I was very dubious about the work for these journals... So why I posted and asked. I have other items I have NO worries about so have not even asked for an opinion. I am working on children's belts at the moment - something I know is seriously lacking and I can do at a GREAT price. I value handmade stuff more than I value what I buy at Target/Kmart/Myers. SO I am prepared to pay a but more - personal knowlage service about the product rather than "I just work here syndrome" - your thoughts are right and I have so appreciated your input.

    BTW my email address is scrapilicious@aapt.net.au - please email me so I can email direct : o )

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  3. Glad to hear that you too had to think with that last pattern. I needed to write the pattern repeat in long hand to be able to just pick it up and come and go...
    good to finish that one though.
    I was thinking I might start sewing them together...
    how many patterns are in the book? I am really enjoying these blocks...nice little challenges to increase my knitting ability.

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