Step It Up: Stepping Stone Throw by the Numbers

By Kay Gardiner
April 21, 2022

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  • AL CHANIN! Have so much fun, you two!!

  • I had a bad experience early on with a “pick up and knit” section in a scarf. To this day it scares me. Does this blanket require that skill set?

  • It sounds to me as if your oochy arm needs a dose of Carson Demers PS I hope Ann is driving.

    • Right? And yes, Ann is driving.

  • ALABAMA CHANIN!!!! Now that is one road trip I would love to take! Have the best time!

  • I love how years and years of knitting does not make me tire of it – like you describe, a new project comes along and it’s just as exciting as it was when you started knitting. I’m a continental knitter (I started English but as a lefty, charts never worked out). I still purl slower than I knit.

  • What length cable are you knitting on? That looks like a long/wide blanket! Love the colors, especially Leek;)

  • Paragraph 3 is right on. I find this project addictive like sock knitting. Tired of knitting a stockinette leg? Don’t worry; you’ll soon be doing a heel turn that will keep you engaged for a short while, then on to mindless knitting again. In the case of this blanket, finishing a block gives me that sense of accomplishment, then on to the next. And Atlas feel so good…

  • Oh, what fun! Have a blast in ALABAMA!!

  • I also am a thrower. I “taught” myself to knit Continental on a garter stitch baby blanket las summer and it did help the shoulder. But I will continue to purl English style. Give it a try!

  • So, do the two of your trade off driving so each has some road trip knitting time?

  • I love knitting too! My non-knitting friends just don’t understand. I love spending the whole day knitting (when I can), and my shoulder is not too happy about it. I made that same road trip with knitting friends – such a fun weekend!
    And btw, I’m a continental knitter, but I don’t think that helps with speed. Purling involves fewer moves, but speed requires a “flicking” skill set that I can’t seem to master.

  • Sounds irresistible

  • Thelma & Louise roadtrip action for the win! Have the best time!

  • Ha! I just bought a standing desk last weekend. Dueling for last place. Very interested to see that throw become flat.

  • Love your throw! And I’d love even more to be a mouse in your suitcase on the way to Florence! Happy stitching!✂️