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Tuesday, January 17, 2006


just a few mods to the celtic poncho pattern. the pattern has you bind off the stitches for the neck opening, then knit up both sides of the neck, cast on the same amount of stitches , then continue for the other half of the poncho (i hate that word, must think of something else to call it).

instead, i placed the stitches that would have been bound off on a piece of yarn, knit the 2 sides of the neck as in the pattern, then did a provisional cast on for the cast on stitches.

don't know if there is any advantage to doing it as written in the pattern, but i hope mine will look neater.

almost forgot, on the 2 sides of the neck, the pattern says to just knit stockinette if you don't have enough sts for a whole cable repeat. instead, i did i slight mod of the cable pattern, and continued the cables. keep your fingers crossed for me!


Blogger Erin said...

Looks great! I can't believe how far you've gotten already!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Scoutj said...

Wow! That is beautiful!

5:52 PM  
Blogger melanie said...

So, you're more than half way done already? It's looking mighty fine, and it will look way better with your changes.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous karen said...

Your changes should make the neckline stretchier, which is a benefit for anything that gets pulled on over one's head! A bind-off at the neckline constricts the neckline. You are not only a super-fast knitter, but a thinking knitter!

8:26 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

I can't wait until the non-poncho is finished. The cables really pop and the color is great. I can't believe how fast you knit.

8:15 AM  
Blogger jenknits said...

That's looking great!

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Susan said...

I think it's more of a Serape than a poncho. I don't like poncho either.

Beautiful work and the Black Water Abbey yarn looks nice!

7:01 AM  

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