Wool in my soup

I am a 67 year-old grandmother living on Vancouver Island. I have crocheted, cross-stitched and rug hooked, but I always had yarn on needles. Recently knitting has become my primary hobby!

Location: Canada

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

This is one of the reasons I have a knitting blog!

I wrote in my blog a few days ago about the over abundance of stitch markers used in knitting Clapotis. Well, Dicentra from Creekside Knitting blog left a comment on my blog and said that if I took away the markers and purled the stitch after the marker, that it would work. I did that and still did the WS in the same stitch pattern and it works!! Now I have tried to connect to Dicentra, but it just does not seem possible and I thank her now for this hint! A few stitch markers is okay, but 17 at one time on 101 stitches is way too many for me. The stitch that you purl on the RS is the stitch you drop and make the 'ladder', so changing it from a knit stitch to a purl stitch changes nothing in the end product, but makes knitting so much easier and pleasurable. I hope you can see the 'purled' stitch - it becomes a garter stitch, as you purl the stitch on both sides of the work!

Would I have thought of this on my own - probably not, so having someone point it out was again, one of the reasons I blog! Just reading other blogs has taught me so much and so I will keep on blogging and reading!


Blogger Brenda said...

I've made two Clapotis, but didn't know about that. What a great idea! I'm so glad you posted about it, on the off chance that I make another one.


6:13 PM  
Blogger margene said...

Isn't it wonderful when we have encouraging comments and tips given to us? Nice work.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

Peg, I'm wondering if I could possibly incorporate that idea into this confounded Elann cropped lace cardi? Probably not - I might wreck the lace pattern or something.

I'll be in your neck of the woods in late September. Any hints on good yarn shops? (Love the one in Campbell River, but think there might be also some unique handpainted or handspun goodies around V. Island?)

12:24 AM  
Blogger Dicentra said...

Heh, Peg. I'll have you know I "created" a blog identity so that I could post a comment here. :)) Eventually, I may get some entries going at Creekside Knitting, if I can conquer my digital photo software obstacles.

Glad to know that purling tip works for you. Of course I picked it up from someone's blog!

10:28 PM  
Blogger All the Way With Knitting said...

I think Jo might need those extra stitch holders ! Come to think of it you use safety pins ..hey Peg a Punk Clapotis .I am much more inclined to have a go myself now .

5:19 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

Angie, will you stop delaying the inevitable and GET ON TO SOCKS. You'll feel much better when you've surrendered, and think of all the new yarn you can buy!

Peg, I'll put my email address on my next posting this evening (once I've re-listed my yarns on eBay, I MUST get that done) and we can talk more about silk and seaweed and the Island...

10:15 AM  

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