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Wristlets – knitting a pattern

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I have never really been one to knit a pattern. By that I don’t mean I only makes squares, but that I have only ever do straight stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl the reverse) or some form of ribbing, usually K1 P1.  At some point I possibly did garter stitch, or knit every row, but that is it.  I’ve only ever made socks, a sweater for DD, and one cute little baby-sized onesie for my niece.  I can do shaping, I can follow a sock pattern, but it’s all plain old boring knitting. to and fro or round and round.

But then I saw this YouTube video.  I watch a lot of them, on things I have no innate ability for, in the hopes I might work up the courage to give it a go and have it turn out OK.

It helps that this one has the pattern written out, because occasionally she will say I purl one… when it looks to me like she is knitting, or vice versa, but usually I can see what’s happening anyway.  The point is this is a multi-row pattern and I was actually able to follow it and produce something similar.  Bearing in mind a few things – like the fact I had scraps of yarn, so I added the ribbing at the top edge as well as the bottom, and the body is actually two yarns held together, cause I had worsted weight for the ribbing and two baby weight yarns for the middle, and these are for my DD, who has a much smaller hand than I do – I think they turned out OK.

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Stretched out you can see the pattern a bit better anyway! OK, so granted this isn’t the most complex pattern, but the experience of knitting it makes me want to have a go at socks with a pattern.  Really, there is nothing that will make you want to venture into something a little more interesting than knitting mindlessly, round and round and round, in a boring solid colour, knit, knit, knit, Afterthought heel socks (so not even the heel-turn to break up the monotony) two at a time on one circular needle, for really big feet. I swear when I get  doe these socks will be the net size of a baby sweater….

Must be love…

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3 thoughts on “Wristlets – knitting a pattern

  1. I have appreciated your submit. Thank you for sharing your insights. I am often seeking for new ideas and methods to progress my enterprise.

  2. Hi MA
    4 th trying to comment so hope it works this time.
    Anyway great work going on there and as I’m not related to you I had a good look.
    Have a fab christmas.. Eat cake drink sherry and if you can rest and enjoy the company of your family
    Janet …. Here goes

  3. The wristlets look great, I’m sure your daughter will love them!

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