Thursday, August 18, 2011

Continental Purls and G+ BB KAL

I knit Continental.
If you knit Continental then you know that tension with purl stitches tends to be looser than your knit stitches.  Recently, on G+, there was a discussion of different knitting styles and several versions of the purl stitch came up in connection to the Continental style of knitting.  Norwegian purl (my favorite - can't wait to practice this one!), allows the knitter to keep their yarn in the back of their work for both knit and purl stitches!  Another version of the purl stitch that is quick, but has the working yarn brought to the front.  This version causes the knit stitches on the other side to be twisted, so the return row should be knitted through the back loops to untwist those stitches.

Now on to the KAL!  I'm working on the G+ Bashful Butterflies KAL and my little shawl is coming along nicely!
Ready to Cast On!
I bought Madelinetosh Pashmina in the Rosewood colorway...

Then started knitting it up with  US7/4.5mm needles which is producing a very nice fabric!

Chart A Completed
I will keep you posted as I continue with this KAL, but I've been rather slow with this one since I have such a demanding 3 year old at home...