Remember the knitting kit I had? I didn’t forget about it. In fact, I have been attempting to follow the mock cable knit pattern for quite some time. I made 7 attempts at the pattern ,( attempts meaning getting past the first 5 rows of ribbing…) but every time I either dropped a stitch, or got to the row where it reads “Tw2B”. LOL. I need to figure out what that means, and/or watch someone do this stitch. I can’t seem to figure it out on my own with written instructions, and I cannot locate a video tutorial online, so I am considering attending the local knitting circle’s next meeting to get
After my last failed attempt, I decided to adjust the pattern to cast on only 18 st instead of 32, with hopes it will fit petite Blythe, (the originial pattern is for a male Heidi Ott doll). I did the 5 rows of ribbing, then started the mock cable stitching, and dropped the Tw2b to save myself. I later (stupidly) realized that this stitch is what changes this mini knitting from a ribbed sweater to a mock cable. Ribbed sweater is still ok. A little large for this size doll, but we are starting new trends over here ok?
I knit up as far as I felt needed for the legnth and then started to cast off to shape the arm holes. Here is where (obviously) the pattern threw me off because I had adjsted it and it sent me into a mess!….So, needless to say, I will be starting an 8th attempt soon. I do not think I can work through this one. But before I unravel it again, I wanted to share with you how far I had gotten, so that you can rest assured that I am atill trying! Practice makes perfect right? 😀
You can check out my original post about my knitting adventure here.
Until next time! 😀