Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Just For Fun

The ACRYLIC!! 'just for fun' kit I bought at the Knitters Fair on Saturday was a quick and easy two-hour knit. Perfect for lazy, Sunday evening knitting after a busy, busy weekend.

Without the 12mm needles called for, I subbed in 10mm and it seemed to work out nicely.

The pattern is a variation on the typical, triangular, garter stitch, dish-cloth- style shawlette. This pattern starts with 10 stitches. In Row 3, those stitches are doubled, then in row 5 they are increased by 33%. After that there is a increase at each end of every row.

You cast off when you run out of yarn or you can't stand it any longer. And my trick for a loose enough cast-off is to do a KF&B every tenth stitch in the row preceding the cast off row. This increases the stitch count by 10% making for a nice, loose, cast-off edge.

My ACRYLIC!! 'just for fun' shawlette is either a dust cloth

or

an artistic, stylish topper for my black coat.

Point of view matters.

4 comments:

Joansie said...

LOL.......the key word is "either" but not "both.

Anonymous said...

Bet your young grandaughter would love it!

gina c

NMjewel said...

Why not BOTH? Multi-purpose objects! :-0

Laurie said...

LOL! When I first saw that picture, my first thought was, "Yup, she's gone and done it - she's knitted herself a dustmop!" LOL! What kind of yarn is that, anyway??? I need a new dustmop. ;-)