Stealth KnittingMonogamy in knitting is over-rated. I know you all expect me to whiz through that Renaissance tunic in no time flat, but alas, there's been some stealth knitting on the side. Yes I'm cheating on the tunic. Seems to me that the current trend in knit-blogs these days is FairIsle Knitting... and I've also caught the bug. Now this multi-stranding business is not easy, and it also involves alot of frogging. I've been trying to translate the Herringbone glove pattern to English and I think I've finally figured out 50% of it. Here's a shot of my second attempt at the herringbone pattern: Update: Here are some helpful links if you choose to knit these gloves as well.
I'm practicing the two-handed technique with help from this great tutorial, sans the weaving part. Right now I'm just letting the yarn "float". There's still some tension problems, but I'm excited to be "multi-yarning" (you know I so totally made that word up). I've managed to translate the pattern until the increasing for the thumb part, and still a little stuck with knitting the fingers. A little help? So I know you want progress pics of the tunic.. and I will happily oblige. I've completed the back and front of the sweater, even did the 3-needle bind off for the shoulders already. I figured I might as well work on the collar while I'm at it and then start the sleeves. As you can see (or not) from the picture, my purl stitches are pretty uneven because the lower body is knit with recycled yarn that was frogged from a disastrous project. Will blocking help even the purl stitches? And which method do you wonderful gals recommend? I've already tried on the sweater, and it hugs me nicely, but the nasty uneven sts are giving me migraines. Steam blocking? Yes? No?