This is such a nice project. A well placed markers and the whole thing is mindless. Sort of. That doesn’t mean I didn’t make a big goof while
knitting talking at the shop, but life goes on.
The rayon solid I bought for a song at the TKGA conference last year. The Koigu was a gift from the ladies at Koigu when I visited them with Vogue and Co. in Canada a few years ago. Because Steve was on the trip, I swagged two skeins.
I’m very proud of the color combination. First instinct is usually black which always works, but rarely is stunning. The wine color is really a bit deeper than this and looks great with the Koigu colorway.
I’m weaving the ends in as I go, but ends never bother me. I leave at least 6 inches of yarn and they thread into the needles and weave up easily during a TV movie. For travel, I figured out how much yarn each pane requires and precut some so that I would not have to have two balls attached. You know that means chasing at least one while in public.
How did I figure it? and without ripping out anything? Well, I measure off two lengths of yarn and tied a loose knot. A length is from my nose to the end of my outstretched hand. Then I knit until I arrived at the knot. I measured one more length, tied a new knot and knit until I was through with the pane. I discovered that three lengths gave me plenty of yarn without a huge waste.
I have knit 33 panes or the 85 called for in the pattern. Being vertically challenged, the 85 count may be a bit too long for me. I will continue to knit until I like the length or run out of Koigu.
It is so nice to knit without any pressure. I find I am knitting slower, but that’s okay. I’m sort of dreaming the needles along.
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