After making a number of 3-foot-square car blankets on circular needles, I started this 5-way pinwheel blanket:
It is nowhere near as big as a dinner plate yet and I’m feeling crowded on a 40-inch circular needle! This is weird to me because I easily handled the middle row (220 stitches) on my 5-skein blankets, on a 36-inch needle…
Is it normal to have to switch to 2 circs so early in the pattern?
Also, I found I needed to rip this pattern out about 10 times before I figured out I was reading it wrong – row 4 should be K3, *yf, k4, rep to last, yf, K1 – in other words the sum of the last stitch and the first stitches should be the same sizes as the middle segments, because, hey, need the same size! Doh.
Eunie Jang’s cast-on for odd numbers (use Techknitter’s for even) is a much better idea than Emily Ocker’s cast-on, and I wonder if alternating yo could be used instead of trying to knit into the front and back of each of the original 5 stitches (too hard for me!)
Ain’t surfing great? I’d never even heard of any of this before this project!