Wednesday, 27 July 2011

WIP Wednesday #3

I have nothing to report on the granny square blanket - I got bored. How do you make those HUGE blankets?

I'm still looking for a pattern for that hideous knitting challenge wool.

I found some plain wrist warmers the other day that I loved:

I think the wool needs a plain pattern or it will just mess with my head. What do you think?
I need some size 7 DPNs for the pattern and I dont have any so havent got started yet.

I'm not entirely sure what all this means either yet so maybe this WIP wont actually become a WIP for a while. Sorry. :(

"Next round, needle 1:  Knit 4, slip next 4 stitches to a piece of waste yarn, CO 4 stitches using the backward loop method, knit to end.  Continue knitting in the round until entire piece measures 11 inches.  Bind off.
Thumb:  Place 4 stitches from waste yarn on a double point.  Pick up and knit 4 stitches around thumb opening using another double point.  Using a third double point, pick up and knit 4 more stitches around thumb opening.  12 stitches.
Join. Knit in round for 1.5 inches.  Bind off."

I'll message Leslie at and see if she can transtate it into beginners terms for me. What is binding off????
Hope all your WIPs are going better than mine :(
Pop over here: tamisamis to see some other WIPs


  1. Binding off is casting off your stitches. Just as when you bind off at the end of your knitting. You are creating a hole for the thumb sts to be picked up around later.

  2. oooh thanks. I think its one of those patterns i'll have to work through to understand. I just cant picture it.


  3. Yep, Chris is correct. You'll pick the stitches up later for the thumb.

  4. is binding off the same as casting off? Once you've cast off how do you pick the stitches back up?
    Will just have to give it a go.



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