Thursday, July 20, 2006
First Nine Patch
This is my first Nine Patch and my first mitered square. Somehow, the miter is one thing I never got around to doing. It's done now, imperfections and all. I followed the pattern exactly, and as you can see my corners don't look quite right. After some careful deliberation, I realized this is because it's done in garter stitch entirely and there's no way to get the stockinette-looking decreases this way. So I altered the pattern a bit by: when working the wrong side row (no decreases) I purled the 3 stitches involved in the decrease. This seemed to get it a more crisp "miter." Anyone else notice this? Other solutions?
sl1, k2tog, psso
Thanks for alerting me, Elizabeth! (I kinda like the way they look without the spoke, too, but then I like all kinds of miters, and the pattern SHOULD match up to the picture!)
I am going to have to try this pattern... looks too fun not to.