Alunissage (alunissage) wrote,

[knitting] Pinwheel berets, part 1+pi

As I sit here Kitchener-grafting/tubular casting-off/whatever you want to call it my most recent hat, the Manos red/green/yellow-orange one, I realize that it might have been an advantage to do the final row of p1, sl1 wyif with the purls being done backward, that is, bringing the yarn up under the needle instead of wrapping it over it. This would both make the stitches smaller (an advantage with this stretchy silk/alpaca I'm using) and make all the stitches twisted, which I think would be a distinct advantage during the tubular casting-off process since all stitches are still on the original knitting needle and it would be easier to access the appropriate loop of the "back" stitches.

This will mean nothing to pretty much everyone but me, and of course doesn't go here chronologically, but I was afraid I'd forget if I didn't write it down soon. And I do like the general principle and look of doing the ribbing this way even though I still have some issues to work out with it, so I want to be able to keep this in mind for next time. Or this time if I end up having to unravel that last row, which I sincerely hope will not be the case.

(n.b., 1+pi is not just being silly. This is the fourth hat I've done [in this style] and it's a short addendum...never mind that part 4 hasn't actually been written yet. Or that part one is actually taking two parts so far, the second one of which hasn't been written yet either. There, has that been amusingly stupid enough for you non-knitters to laugh at and therefore not consider this a waste of your reading time?)
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