Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Knitting! sort of

No, you must not laugh... this is my first attempt at 1/12th knitting.... and probably my last.

The big holes are not dropped stitches they are created by (accidentally) knitting below the stitch.  As it is nigh on impossible see the thing, that is hardly surprising.  I was working with size 19 needles and a single embroidery thread!

I began working with what was described as a beginner's garter stitch shawl pattern - full of PSSO and YON and M1... not that any of the knitting codes phase me as I am a fairly skilled knitsmith, BUT they have to be joking as far as this stuff goes for a beginner.  I had ten attempts as I wasn't going to be beaten and then... I was beaten.  

I scrapped that and did a basic cast on, enough to look wide enough, and proceeded to knit one row and on the next row decrease one stitch at each end of the row.  I repeated these two rows until I ran out of stitches. Now that's what I call a shawl for a beginner. By guess and by God it made a small shoulder shawl of sorts.  Right scale for its size and a good scale for the fabric texture.  

I might come back to it and put a fringe on.  It will probably be OK for what I want it for, which is to hang on a hook on the back of the kitchen door as daisy's shawl for nipping back and forth to next door (home). It will only be a bit of screwed up something or other, looking vaguely like a shawl.

Just so you feel sorry for me and see how I suffer for my art, this is what my poor finger looked like by the time I had finished.  Those nasty thin number 19 needles are lethally pointy.

Pictures in Minis - Benetleys - Made by me


  1. no conocía tu blog, me quedo por aquí para ver como se cura tu dedo...

  2. Welcome Carmen,
    It is all mended now, thank you, ready to try again!