September 24, 2013
I hope working through Section 3 went better for you than it did for me! I had a few false starts, but that’s what I get for trying to knit when I’m too tired to pay proper attention to the chart. Section 3 doesn’t have the same rhythm that Section 2 has, but you can see the pattern forming in your knitting. Which is what clued me in to the fact I’d messed up. I took some time during the day on the weekend when I was properly rested and got the section finished. In the evening I finished the last 4 rows of the shawl.
The two side panels and the centre stitch are all now one section, the repeat applies to the entire row.
Visual clues to ensure things are lined up:
There are several methods you can use for binding off loosely, but remember whichever method you use it’s going to look very loose and messy until the shawl has been blocked. That messiness — aka looseness — ensures that there is enough give along the edge to block the shawl edge into pretty points. If you bind off too tightly then you could have some difficulty with blocking the edge.
The method I decided to use is knitting two stitches together through the back loop.
k1, slip st back to left needle, *k2togtbl, sl st back to left needle, rep from * to end.
A couple of other methods for binding off loosely
If you’re interested in learning other methods this is a great resource
Now I need to finish binding off mine so I can take some photos of it blocking. There have been some helpful links on blocking in the Ravelry thread, if you’ve already finished and are waiting for some tips!
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Decorative Channel Island Cast-on
3 Easy Stretchy Bind-offs (p2tog bind-off; k2togtbl, k1 bind-off; Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind-off)
Tubular Bind-off for brioche stitch
Paired increase methods compared
Brioche stitch double decreases
How to Knit in the round using Magic Loop
How to Knit in the round using DPNs
Avoiding ears when binding off
Tighter purl stitches for neater cables and ribbing
Cabling without a cable needle
Understanding "continue in pattern"
Joining the body and sleeves on a seamless bottom up sweater
How to pick a garment without a model for you (specifically addresses finding garment patterns when your gender identity isn't represented and the styles you want to knit might not be sized to fit your body)
How does ease affect inclusive size ranges?
Identifying and fixing mistakes in lace knitting
Getting started with stranded colourwork
Understanding colour dominance
Working stranded colourwork over small circumferences
Decreases in stranded colourwork
Holding the yarn for stranded colourwork
Ladderback Jacquard (a neat way to deal with long floats)
Cabling without a cable needle
Cabling without a cable needle on the wrong side
How to knit cabled decreases
Closed ring cable increases and decreases
How to work brioche stitch in the round
How to begin your first large cross stitch project
How to finish a cross stitch project with an embroidery hoop frame
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