False Start

A couple of days ago I cast on for Vinca from the new Twist & Shout by Miriam Felton. By the way, the instructions and supplemental files that detail specific techniques are excellent. I’ve already learned a new cast on, one that I wanted to learn in the past, but never took the time.

So anyway, on to my mistake and why I had a false start. I thought I could magic loop this pattern like I do everything else. Here’s the lesson I learned:

Vinca

At the point where you switch from one half of the stitches to the other it’s nearly impossible to get even stitches. So, I have a column of stitches that has a BIG yarn over one one side and a TINY yarn over on the other. If you click on the photo it will take you to Flickr where you can see a larger version. Notice how the stitches that run horizontally across the photo look fine? That’s what the stitches running vertically should look like.

When I was only a few rows into the pattern I thought that I could block out the difference, but as I went further I could see that starting over with double points would be the best choice. This is not a problem with the pattern – the pattern does state to use double points. Other than this technical issue I think my yarn and needle size are fine. Can’t wait until lunch when I can go to my LYS and get some double points!

2 Responses to “False Start”

  1. Anne Says:

    Good tip – and good to know. I love that pattern too, so I’ll be sure to have DPNs on hand when I start mine!

  2. Terri Says:

    Good to know. Vinca is calling loudly.

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