Thursday, September 28, 2006
Moral Support Needed!
I've started what will be only my 5th knitting project- the Nina Shawl. It seemed simple enough, but those fair isley checks have got me feeling up tight! It seems like such a struggle to knit this way. The rows seem crazily loose, and it seems like when I make a stitch it pulls up the slack of the stranding. Any fair isle experts out there? Is this what it's like? I've never felt like I wanted to avoid my knitting before, but the fair isle is causing that! Please help my like this process (and feel comfortable about it) just long enough to get to the very long stockinette part!! Then I'll get a nice rest before I have to do it at the other end...
anastacia at intergate dot com
Dish Towel in the Nina Shawl Pattern.
Kelly, who posted on this site, gave this suggestion for using Barbara Walker's slip stitch check to substitute for the fair isle check. I thought it was so good, I have included it on my site. If you can't find it, let me know.
And thanks, Cathy, for putting the link on your blog; from the look of my visitor stats, plenty of people appreciate finding it there!