Since some of you might be waiting for your yarn to arrive, I think we should wait a few days to start our KAL.
Do you think that Saturday, April 7th would be a good day to start?
In the meantime, we can talk about our color choices, and help each other learn techniques we will need for the hat.Joining in the Round
- Shandeh's VideoUsing circular needles for knitting in the round
- Shandeh's VideoUsing double pointed needles for knitting in the round
- Shandeh's VideoReading a lace chart
- Video by Bernat
Here are the stitches we need to learn/use for the hat:K1tbl
(knit one stitch through the back loop) - Shandeh's VideoK2tog
(knit two stitches together) - VideoK3tog
(knit three stitches together) - Shandeh's VideoK2togtbl
(knit two stitches together through the back loop) - Shandeh's VideoM1
(make one extra stitch, using the bar between stitches) - Shandeh's VideoP2tog
(purl two stitches together) and P3tog
(purl three stitches together) - Shandeh's VideoSl1
(slip one stitch knit-wise) and Sl1P
(slip one stitch purl-wise) - Shandeh's VideoSl1, K2tog, Psso
(slip one knit-wise, knit two stitches together, then pass the slipped stitch over) - Video by BernatSsk
(Slip two stitches knit-wise, then pass back purl-wise, then knit through back loops together) - Video by BernatYo
(wrap yarn over - or bring yarn forward over needle) - Shandeh's Video
Luckily, there are several videos for our techniques that were already created by Bernat. I made the "join in the round" video back in 2007. Just recorded the rest of them this month.
Here are some more videos I made, that show our project in progress:Round 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q34eCLpGMuoRound 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZdIBRLdbQAPlacing Markers for Lace Pattern: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtzHmAEIuKwKnitting Charted Design with Markers in Place: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj8wfOZLpq8