In this week's show, I chat with Natasha, also known as GrittyKnits, and introduce a stitch pattern of my own that I'm calling Bipartisan Stitch with a pattern for a 10-inch afghan (or anything) square.
I'm trying out using the calendar as a kind of random number generator. Since this show is publishing on the 31st, I started with 31 stitches. This is a simple knit-purl stitch that, I think, looks more impressive than it deserves. After I made it square, I picked up stitches and knit a garter-stitch border to make the whole thing 10 inches by 10 inches. I haven't chosen what I will do with it, but I do plan on creating a pile of things in similar yarns and seeing where they take me. I hope this will be a semi-regular series on this show, but, who knows.
I have a lot of new designs percolating away in my head. However, I was asked by my dear twin sister for a version of Tertian. So, I knit a Tertian for Lisa in a different size, yarn, and sleeve shape than I used before. I will write that up soon and share it with you. I also discovered at least three mistakes in the Tertian pattern. Two are relatively major and the rest are just annoying. If you decided to knit Tertian before I have corrected everything, feel free to wish doom on me or just message me on Ravelry and I'll help you deal with my terribly-written pattern.
So, good concept = score 1. Bad, rushed writing because I was too excited about my concept = score 0. Bad, bad Lara.
I had a great time talking with Natasha Sills about learning to knit, spinning, and the books that launched her.
Nom Yarn (Such a cute name!)