I had to take a break from the poncho.
I’ve turned my attention, temporarily, to another pot holder. It is knit beginning with at provisional cast on and then in the round using both sides of the CO. I guess this is used for toe up socks, but I’ve not made any socks.
Colors: Lily Sugar 'n Cream Solids Black and Sunshine
Pattern: My own, [U]Diagonal Knit Square Potholder[/U]
CO: 44 stitches per side on two circular needles using Judy Becker’s magic cast on.
I had though I would do a linen stitch for a different look but just kept going in st st. So it will be like [B][U]the other one[/U][/B] I did but in Steelers colors. I am going with thinner stripes on this one.
About the third time I did this cast on (on the fist project) I realized I had been wrapping the yarn wrong on one of the needles and the stitches on that needle were all slanted like / / / / / left-hand threads. I frogged that CO and corrected how I was doing the CO. Then I searched for videos and see that most of them also wrapped the opposite direction and just worked that first row TBL.
So, I felt good about being able to “correct” myself when others just thought you had to work TBL because the CO method would “always” have the bottom (#2 or second) needle wrapped that way. :eyebrow2:
I just did another search, and about half the videos on YouTube show wrapping the second (top) needle in the / / / left-hand direction. I search at knitty.com and Judy Becker’s instructions and pictures show it this way. Now I know it works just fine if you bring that top needle in front of the top yarn(tail) to the bottom yarn. Pass the bottom yarn between the two needles, over the top and behind the top needle for a \ \ \ right-hand spiral. No worries about twisted stitches on either needle nor having to knit TBL.
Cat Bordhi did the wrap the r-h way on both needles, but it took too long to wait and I had to mute the vid. too. I started clicking the playback position bar to skip ahead a few clicks. And I remember being humored the first couple times I saw her video on Judy Becker’s magic cast on. Somehow her video has lost the magic.
:eyebrow2: I could blame Jan in CA but really I do agree that it is Cat’s fault for talking too much.
Oh, I really should join in my next ball of cotton for my potholder. I started with what was left over so now I’ll have two joins in the middle (one for each color). And I need to stop looking at that YKW blog. Funny that I find a st st potholder to be a relief from a crochet woven stitch poncho.
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