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It has been such a fun week following the progress of folk in the Lanthir Lamath knitalong. Most of all I loved hearing of the little kick of joy many of you reported getting when you mastered the centered double increase. Kim’s project notes say it all, only four words appear there at the moment: ‘I kicked cdi butt!’!! I was also amused by the pleasure my US friends get from hearing my British accent on the tutorial video. I wonder if to my British friends it was very obviously a Yorkshire accent? I expect so!
Anyway, without further ado here is this week’s pattern portion. No tough new techniques this week, just more frequent cabling than in last week’s portion. If any of you want to work on twisted stitch cabling without a needle then I recommend the videos MtMom has loaded onto Youtube. The cables in Lanthir Lamath are very suited to cabling without a needle as none of them involve more than two stitches. It is worth mastering this way of doing cables as it makes a massive difference to the speed of working in cabled projects.
One thing to be aware of with cabling is that it usually looks messy at first, so please don’t worry unduly if your knitting doesn’t look as neat as usual in this project. One tip I can share is that as I knit I ‘tidy up’ previous rows by pulling excess yarn from any loose stitches into the surrounding stitches. In combination with blocking I find this makes me much happier with the finish of my cabled knits.
The scarf is getting more overtly celtic in style now with the introduction of a celtic lattice knot. This isn’t it though, as the celtic feel increases even more next week. So, as with all good cliffhangers, I will end this post by saying.….
To be continued… ;0)
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