Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Purple Raglan....means....shaping fears
The Purple Raglan follows the practice ralgan. I'll keep you up to date as it knits along. This one will involve some shaping. I think this means I am pushing my knitting limits. It is kind of boring looking right now. I am going to have to knit some fun dishcloths or cowls betwixt and between rows of endless purple , or I'll go crazy.
Donna B asked for some help with the ball band dishcloth pattern from Mason Dixon. I have to say the best tip I have is to buy some highlighter tape! Print out the pattern and put it in a page protector. I highlight the row I am knitting, and move the tapes as I go. Helped me stay organized, as I could never really memorize the 12 row pattern. You begin with your main color for the first two rows, then you start Row 3 with another color, B. You knit a few rows with B and then switch back to A in another few rows. The A is always right there waiting for you at the right time and you just pick it up and start with A again when called for.
Does this help Donna? If you follow it word for word, it is a completely true pattern with no errata. Next dishrag for me might be a little fish dishrag. We'll see. I've only committed to purple Raglan for sure. And to watching the Cubbies every game I can, every inning I can. For as long.....as I can