Master Knitting Monday

I have six more swatches to show you today!  I told you I was on a roll! 😉

MK lvl3 Swatch #1 - attempt #2

Swatch #1 – redo

I redid swatch #1 to try to get a tighter cast on edge, and a better looking ribbing.  It looks better than my other one, but I may do this one once more to get it just right, we’ll see how I feel.

MKlvl3 Swatch #3

Swatch #3: double decrease

Swatch 3 is the double decrease of slip one, knit two together, slip one over.  I used the Cable Cast On and Sewn Bind Off on this one.

MKlvl3 Swatch#4

Swatch #4: ssp decrease

Swatch 4 is the wrong side decrease of SSP.  I used the Channel Island Cast On and Interlock Bind Off.

MKlvl3 Swatch#5

Swatch #5: p2tog tbl decrease

Swatch 5 is the wrong side decrease of p2tog tbl.  I used a Picot Cast On and a Picot Bind Off.  I’m not sure that I’m 100% happy with this one.  I think I’ll do it over to get a neater cast on and bind off – the picots are a bit sloppy in areas.

MKlvl3 Swatch#6

Swatch #6: yarnovers

Swatch 6 demonstrates yarnovers in different situations. I may do this one over again as well, to try to get my decreases to look a little neater, and to try to even the yarnover sizes up.

MKlvl3 Swatch#10

Swatch #10 – elongated stitch pattern

Swatch 10 is an elongated stitch pattern.  I chose ‘Seafoam Lace’ from the Barbara Walker treasuries, but I modified it a bit.  I’m not sure if I’m happy with it, so I may do it over again or pick a different pattern to use.

Anyway, I’m still plugging along at a pretty good pace!  Now I’m to the swatches that require me to write patterns for them, and come up with patterns, so it’ll be a bit more slow going from now on.  I’m really happy with how much I’ve gotten done in the last 3 weeks, though!

So, that’s what I have to show you this week.  Hopefully I’ll have lots to show you next week as well! 🙂

Happy Knitting!


About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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2 Responses to Master Knitting Monday

  1. Brandon says:

    Twisted Elongated stitches used to be my signature trick. The Seafoam Waves looks perfect. I will say, and this is absolutely no reflection at all on your skills, I do not care for that Picot Bindoff.

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