The first successful attempt at knitting and purling in the same project is now finished. Having knit the cloth I knit the beginning and end of the final row together with the beginning and end of the first row creating a couple of short sleeves, which will allow A to wear it as a shrug with her spin dress.
Next up is a blanket and/or pair of socks, but I can’t find the tutorial or diagram that made sense to me before. The only cast on that makes sense to me is the e cast on which doesn’t seem to be recommended for 1×1 ribbing. Any ideas?
If you are curious, this is Uluru from the Queensland Collection. (If you aren’t curious, it doesn’t really change.) Having used this yarn several times, I’m still enchanted with it. It doesn’t do for many garments, because it is a complicated mix of texture and color while being cotton, acrylic, poly mix, but it is lovely for shawls and little girl dresses.
Having never used this for anything other than crocheted lace garments its stripiness was surprising. The texture and fiber content lend themselves to learning because the color variation clarifies stitches and the texture helps to hide mistakes. It also grips the needles nicely, which is something I’ve had trouble with in the past. This wasn’t a problem even on my size 6 metal needles.