Friday, January 26, 2007

Just Cast On For WICKED

I'm working from my stash and doing the mohair version - Plymouth Encore and Lane Cervinia Softer, (50% mohair, 50% acrylic) in Black (it is SKC...). Am I the only one who finds those crossover stitches like knitting yoga, only the advanced yoga where you are all pretzelled up? 3 repeats and my fingers feel like they need to hit the whirlpool. I don't knit tight, but maybe I'm doing something wrong. I skip the stitch, leave it there (on the left hand needle) knit the next stitch (to the left of the skipped one) and make sure that knitted stitch plus the unknitted skipped one end up on the righthand needle. My pics aren't showing the pattern well because of the black. Can anyone as they say, draw me a picture? Like in "What, do I need to draw you a picture?"

1 comment:

Susan said...

Okay, Donna, make sure you are knitting *Both* of the stitches. Knit the stitch to the left of the skipped stitch..Leave on the left needle, Don't pull it off yet. Now bring the right needle back into the skipped stitch and knit that. You should have two knit stitches (they will look twisted) together on the right needle but still connected to the left needle and carefully pull off onto the right needle.-exactly like how you would normally transfer a knitted stitch... You are simply knitting the two stitches out of order. Just remember to keep the first stitch (the one to the left of the skipped stitch on the needle until you knit the stitch you skipped) I hope this helps and doesn't confuse you further.
Sorry so wordy- Good Luck;)-Susan.