Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Knitting nervously

As a present I got given a book and some knitting wool and I went for it to start knitting a swirl jacket. I love the way they look, I really, really, really want to wear it, and it looks lovely to knit and it's knitted in one piece and only one seam so no second sleeve syndrome. I started it this weekend.

Step one - cast on 569 stitches (yes, five hundred and sixty nine knitting stitches). I've done that, with some supervision from little bear.

Step two - purl row one, knit row two, purl row three. I've done that and quite enjoyed it.

Step three - join the round and knit it as a tube. Well, I think it's okay, but I suspect that I may have twisted it and that I may have added a stitch. Even with the extra long circular needle, it's hard to sort out whether it's twisted or not until after I have knitted several more rows. If it turns out twisted, however, and I have to unpick then I shall take it as a learning curve. I really, really want to wear the jacket. It may take me some time.


Mermaid's Purse said...

I hope you get to wear the jacket! I'm currently making myself a patchwork jacket but not quite sure how it's going to work out or whether it will "fit" lol!

Wannabe Sybil said...

If I ever get the jacket finished and worn I shall gloat on here over fourteen pages!!! WS x (bet your jacket fits great, btw and it's great to make something that's a 'one off').