Monday, 28 June 2010
Dropped stitch knitted throw
Here's a black knitted throw I've just finished, using the drop stitch technique from this 1940s knitting pattern. I used big, big needles and some chunky black, fluffy wool that has been lurking around for ages. It knitted up really quickly in garter stitch and then Lola and I had loads of fun dropping every fourth stitch and running ladders down to the end of the throw to create the lacy effect.
Final result? Brilliant. Thoroughly recommend this technique for impatient newbie knitters wanting to create something big and impressive in very little time.
Here' the problem with knitting in the summer: it's the hottest day of the year today, and I can't properly appreciate this throw until the autumn chill sets in. Luckily, cats are always an appreciative audience of knitwear, even when the mercury is pushing to the top of the thermometer.