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Math4Knitters, Crafty Living: Show 57

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Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
Twists and turns create a less smooth look for this transitional pattern.

Math4Knitters, Crafty Living: Show 57

This week, I chat with Brandon Thomas. We share our deep and abiding passions for all things Yarn Harlot, among other things. I'm also sharing part 9 of Gina's Afghan.

I just noticed that, sometime last year, I shot right past my 44th episode. With this show, I will have made 13 more shows on this site than I made on my own at home. I'd like to thank everyone who has made this possible. Thanks.

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
Oh, the joy of photographing unblocked knits.

Gina's Afghan, Part 9

This week's chart is a small, transitional chart between the first and second motif on this strip. I was working away on the first motif when I noticed that I seemed to be pretty far along. I counted my marker twists and found that I was already about half-way up the strip.

So, I charted out the second motif for the strip and found that it was also quite long...but not quite long enough. I needed a small spacer between the two to make it work out on the end.

Simply put, I charted out how many "extra" rows I needed, then made up this little motif to fill in the gap. If I had planned the entire thing out very carefully I could have added more rows at the beginning and end of the strip. I could have chosen different motifs. I could have made the motifs a bit longer or a bit shorter.

Instead, I took was could have been a mistake and made it part of the design. A win-win situation, in my book.


My chat this week is with Brandon Thomas, who goes by Vaniclion on Ravelry. I had a lovely time and I hope he did, too. Many, many links are below.