Please note — the pattern PDFs have now been deleted and the full pattern will soon be released for sale.
This week I have thoroughly enjoyed following the progress of the many people who have now joined the Lanthir Lamath knitalong. It seems that every day more folk add themselves to our number having somehow stumbled across the design in Ravelry. I particularly enjoy seeing how helpful everyone is, sharing hints and tips for the more challenging stitches. Thank you for making this such a pleasure! :0)
And so we have now reached part 3 of the pattern, for which some of you have been waiting nearly all week having flown through part 2. Part 3 takes us into the hood and introduces two new celtic knot designs, one for the hood borders and one for the back of the hood. Those of you who are not knitting the hood will just knit the border elements following section 1 of this week’s pattern, written especially for you! It is a 16-row repeating pattern and the 7 repeats will take you to the point where the hood will end and the hoodknitters will rejoin you. As there are two more weeks of hood pattern releases after this one that means that those of you not knitting the hood have 3 weeks in which to work those 7 repeats! How will you do it? All at once and wait 3 weeks for your next bit of the pattern? Or will you pace yourselves and do one repeat every 3 days? ;0)
Although rather special to look at the hood in fact only involves two stitch techniques that have not yet appeared in the pattern; the m1a and the m1t increases. As given they are made on right side rows in exactly the manner shown at the Knitting Help website (top of this page). However, in the following wrong side row each increase is knitted in such a manner as to add an extra twist to the loop. While conventionally these increases only have a single twist I found in my swatching that the double twist helped to embed the increases more invisibly into the surrounding knitting.
So, are you ready for some more fun? (That’s the link to the pattern folks!)
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