16
March
2004

Flashes of inspiration

I was musing on the Shawl Collar Jacket while waiting in the lunch line today and thinking about part of the pattern that is a two stitch increase — effected by adding a stitch before and after the one on the needle using the stitch below the one on the needle. (sorry if that’s unclear, it’s the best I can describe it) While it sounds complicated, it’s rather straightforward. But it ends up leaving a hole where this one stitch has spawned 3 and been stretched out. So I had the inspiration that I might make it look better by twisting it. I’ll work up a test swatch tonight to see. The hardest part is that I’ll have to figure out which to twist 2 rows before I use it. I think.