Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Big Blue

This pattern is called The Big Blue by Meg Gadsbey / Atelier Yarn. I knitted this shawl for my Knit Wit's knit group (A prayer shawl knitting ministry the Novato United Methodist Church).
 This patttern me learn a new cast on, The Garter Tab Cast On. I had no idea what that was.  So as I always do when confronted with a new stitch or method, I went to You Tube, where there is a video on just about anything. I found what I was looking for on the New Stitch A Day channel. This was very helpful and after a few viewings and a lot of practice I was able to do the Garter Tab Cast On.  You cast on 3 stitches, knit 7 rows turn 90 degrees and pick up and knit 3 stitches then turn 90 degrees pickup and knit 3 stitches. Then there were 9 stitches in total on the needle.  
I also had to learn M1L (Make 1 Left) and M1R (Make 1 Right). Once again I went to You Tube and on the Knitwitch channel I learned to do that stitch.

I knitted this with 1 1/2 skeins of Red Heart Soft Seafoam on US 8 32 inch circular needles..

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