With each new triangle, I’m liking my Wingspan more and more. I’ve said this before and will probably say it every time I show my knitting . . but I’m not a good knitter. My mind wanders and I forget where I am on a chart, even using those magnetic things that are supposed to keep you from losing your spot, or on written instructions, and that’s when no one is talking to me. With a few interruptions, I’m ripping back. Yesterday we were visiting with some nurses who knit, Vince had already had some meds and was feeling quite brave I suppose. The knitting nurses and I were talking about patterns and we agreed that we like easy patterns that don’t require a lot of attention. I said “I knit to relax” and Vince piped in “You must be the most relaxed person in the world because all you do is knit!” Huh . . did he notice he’s been having fresh veggies every night from a garden I’ve been tending? Does he notice he has home cooked meals, clothes to wear, fruit trees alive because I water them . . not to mention that I maintain a path through the clutter so he can get from his recliner to the bathroom and to the bed?? But, we all smiled and the nurses knew he could be in big trouble for that remark.
Wingspan is so easy! It may look a bit intimidating . . or it did to me, but it is one I can easily do while talking, put it down and pick it up and never have to figure out where I am in the pattern.
On the Ravelry projects some mentioned holes where the short rows are made without wrapping that stitch. This is the area where the holes are.
I’m going strictly by the pattern (no wraps) and am not finding the holes to be noticeable. They may be more so after I block it but I talked to Denise about it and she said since the holes are every 3rd stitch on those rows, it will look like a design element if there’s a hole so I’m just doing the S1 for my short row turns.
For the cast on stitches at the end, I’m doing a cable cast on and am real happy with the results.
I’ve just finished the third and started on the fourth triangle.
I have run into one little snag. This will be total Greek to non-knitters so if you’re not a knitter, or if you don’t want to do Wingspan, you might want to go do something fun! I suppose the non-knitters left a long time ago, don’t you think? 🙂
My skein is 100 grams, which is what is called for but since I have no idea what the yarn is, I don’t have a clue about the yardage. It’s a thin fingering weight so I figured it would have excess yardage. Not counting the initial cast on, or the knitted rows at the top, there’s 12.5 grams for each triangle. I was thinking if I used 12 grams per triangle, that should leave me enough for the knitted rows. After finishing the third triangle, I weighed the remaining yarn and found I had used 12.67 grams per triangle so I’m going to run short at this rate. For the fourth triangle, instead of knitting back to 16 stitches from the marker, I knitted back to 19 stitches from the marker, and instead of casting on 15 for the new triangle, I cast on 14. Not sure how much difference that’s going to make but I’ll weigh the yarn again after the fourth triangle is finished.
I would love to get 8 triangles instead of 7 but I surely don’t want to run short in the middle of a triangle.