As mentioned in a previous post, I started working on a bucket list item, Viajante by Martina Behm.
Of course I made some modifications.
In section two.
Change the center double decrease from ever other row to every THIRD row. This will widened the shawl slightly faster. Less choking feeling when worn as a cowl.
Change the double center increase to
Double double center increase (4 new stitches). And then a rest row.
I did the double double center increase this way.
1 stitch before the marker, make 1, knit 1, YO, slip marker, YO, knit 1, make 1
But it was a bit too puckered. And I was too lazy to block it out.
So I changed the make 1 to another YO.
It has been a wonderful knit anywhere project. But as the thing grows that might change to only night time and road trip knitting. Oh, that means I should get some socks or hat on needles as purse knitting.
I am about to finish skein two, 860 yards done. Half way through the shawl-cowl.I will probably go back to the double center decrease every other row now.
I have not counted stitches. To be honest I don’t want to know how many stitches are on the needles. I do track how many rows I finish every night. The number of rows I can finish each night is slowing down to about 5.
Since this is mostly stockinette I am trying to practice knitting without looking at it. I saw Laura, of the Knitgirllls podcast, working on socks this way. Fortunately, my problem is not dropping stitches doing this. What I do is slip stitches once in a while. So this does require serious admiring, or inspecting, of the work.