Friday, February 24, 2006

So much to knit, so little time...

I cast-on my Sweaters from Camp KAL project which is the Northwest Sunset Fair Isle Vest . This is my first Fair Isle project so it has been slow going. I have been practicing to figure out which "hand hold" technique will work best for me. I am a Continental knitter (picker) and tried holding one strand in my left hand and the other strand in my right hand. HATED IT!!! I settled in holding the background color on top (over) in my usual Continental hold in my left hand. The second strand (color pattern) is on the bottom (under) also in my left hand but I drop it when not in use, i.e., I pick up the wool and throw it then drop it. This is working very well for me.

I cast-on using the German Twisted Cast-on (sometimes called Elastic Long Tail) and completed 12 rows of the ribbing (k1,p1) and a few rows of the color pattern. The German Twisted Cast-on provides elasticity and puts a purl bump on both sides to prevent rolling of the edge.

Janet released FLAK Part 6 this morning. So much to knit, so little time.

4 comments:

Annie said...

I know exactly what you mean! I just printed out the instructions for part 6, and I haven't even done part 5!

Beautiful vest. I'm impressed with how much progress you've made already.

vanessa said...

terri, you are a natural:-)

AnneB said...

Those vibrant colors match your personality!

Dipsy D. said...

Wow, the vest is already coming along so nicely, I absolutely love the colors!
I know what you mean about having to find out which "hand held" technique to use - I guess the one you chose will work perfectly!