It feels like such a long time ago that I knitted this for my daughter.
In fact it was only in March, but time has been a funny thing this past year, seemingly standing still and thundering past simultaneously.
Recently time and life have been falling back into a more familiar and comforting rhythm. I've decided to take full advantage of this by catching up on things I'd let slide...this dusty blog being one of them.
So, without further waffle here is how I knitted Poppy's Grey Loop...I wouldn't dare call it a pattern, It's just a bare bones 'how to'
I hope it suffices...
Yarn Used : Rowan RYC Extra fine Merino 3 balls (I had some leftovers)
Needles : 5mm - US 8 Circular (I used an 80cm)
Tension : I just liked the fabric and kept knitting :)
Cast on 210 sts, pm and join in the round. (Please double check for twists, I had to re-do this a couple of times whimper)
Work a few rounds in garter stitch (to do this in the round - knit 1 round to marker then purl 1 round to marker, and so on...)
I worked 4 rounds and it does flip...which isn't a problem for me on this piece like it would be on the hem of a cardigan.
However if you detest the flipping...I would suggest working more rounds and possibly using a smaller needle for this part only) I have no idea if this would eliminate the flip, but have a go and improve away...:)
Errata It is now glaringly obvious that I made a mistake of epic proportions on possibly the most simple 'pattern' ever written. That is quite a feat, and not one I'm proud of!
As I think I mentioned, I wrote this after the loop had been finished for a while, and looked at what I'd done, rather than referred to eloquent notes on scented paper (I'll post a pic of my 'notes' one day, for your amusement and general boggling)
Ok, if you follow the eyelet section as written above, you'll have a large hole at the marker. I'm guessing what happened was as I was knitting, my marker slipped under a YO and a 'deliberate' mistake was born.
Some people on Ravelry have just worked either row one or two exclusivley with fab results! If you prefer this to following the random methods of an idiot, It will look great :)...either way I hope you have a F/O you can love and snuggle in. xxx
Rnd 1: Yo, K2tog to marker (remember to slip the marker)
Rnd 2: K2tog, Yo to marker
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 one more time, then work round 1 again.
Work 5 rnds in stocking stitch (knit every round)
Purl 1 rnd
Work 5 rnds in st st.
Work eyelet section
Work solid section
Work eyelet section
Work garter stitch edging to match the beginning of the piece (remembering to change needle size if you did that initially)
Cast/Bind off loosely
Block and enjoy!
Here it is looped around 3 times.