Although I’m not brand new to knitting, I’m a new user to this forum with some comments and a question about making a point for a tie.
But before I ask my question, I’d just like to comment that from what I can already tell, compared to another great online resource, it sure looks like there’s a lot more lively conversation going on in here!
Hopefully I can ask a question once in a while and get a response instead of a bunch of reads without ever getting a helpful reply from anyone, as with “the other place”. That being said (and as an FYI for everyone) I do understand it’s a two-way street and so I’m always happy to help out with advice when I feel I can make a worthy contribution.
As I continue to challenge myself with new projects (whether they be knit or crochet, knit being my first “love”, having later expanded into crochet); I find myself doing two “firsts” a tie, and on double-points yet.
Using Tami J. Park’s Prepschool pattern at knitty.com, a link for it can be found here within the free patterns section. I found that Tami’s adult pattern was off by just one decrease round and was easily able to adjust for it during the decrease rounds prior to working the narrower, flat end with just 2 working needles. This is the stage I’m presently working.
With what seems like MILES to go. I’m at about 19 inches and have about 37 to go with these teeny, tiny size 2’s (guess who, until recently never worked anything under 7, 8, 9?).
Unfortunately, I was unable to obtain the yarn she was using (a good yarn shop nearby had only 1 skein left), but have been working the project with Sockotta without quite the dramatic look of Tami’s son’s tie (yet still, I envy it). I doubt I’ll need the 2nd skein that I picked up though? Oh well, maybe another tie later or a life-saver if I’m wrong.
Now for my question…this pattern starts with a cast-on and creates a straight edge, as opposed to a pointed tie point. I’m wondering if anyone has any suggestions (or links to same) about what I can do to make it pointed without creating a ridge that might happen with picked up stitches?
Particularly, I was wondering if I could somehow use some sort of Norwegian sew and cut method to eliminate the excess folds that would happen with my original idea. I thought that perhaps I could fold under the flat end (like wrapping the box corners of a present) and sewing it that way…but I’m wondering if that folding won’t cause too much bulk and the tie will have a very puffy appearance when the wearer is viewed from the side. I’m thinking it might also create a problem when blocked, washed or otherwise cared for (like a quick ironing).
Here’s pic’s of the project as it is so far. A 2nd/3rd pic shows the front and back idea of what I mentioned in the paragraph above. Hopefully I’ll be able to post them all here in one shot.
Any/all help, comments or suggestions is appreciated! Thanks for wading through this million word message!