Episode 3: Knitting disasters
Welcome to episode 3 of The Ordinary Knitter. In this episode: knitting disasters, modifying patterns (these two things can be related) and how to avoid thumbholes. I went to ridiculous lengths to avoid thumbholes and achieved complete success!
Ft knitting patterns:
- To the Sea by Drops (link to my Ravelry project page)
- Little Houndales Wristwarmers (link to my Ravelry project page)
- Swirling Gauntlets (link to my Ravelry project page)
Ft knitting needles:
The HiyaHiya needles I bought from Brownberry Yarns (not ‘browberry’ as I mistakenly said) can be found here: HiyaHiya needles at Brownberry Yarns.
Just for a laugh, here’s the To the Sea jumper after its mishap:
What did I learn? Don’t tumble acrylic. One reason I made that mistake is that I’d researched aran for a jumper for DS and had found one that could be tumbled, so I just assumed they all could – wrong! Now I pay very close attention to laundry care labels, both when choosing yarn and when the garment is made and I’ve forgotten what the label said. Sometimes I use a magnet to stick them on the washing machine!