Some knitting patterns lead you along to glory.
Take, for example, Carol Feller’s Twining Wrap, a highlight of MDK Field Guide No. 14: Refresh.
I’m about halfway through what for me is a pretty splashy bit of knitting. There’s a lot going on in this design: three different cable patterns, all cranking simultaneously, and there’s a never-ending increase happening along the right edge.
It’s a lot to keep track of. But the thing is, the way Carol wrote this pattern meant I could ease into it, bit by bit.
The cleverest part: the pattern starts with 4 stitches. That’s all.
I got my feet wet with a narrow little triangle, no big deal. It gave me time to the hang of the charts and increase pattern with a small investment of knitting.
First came the Increase Panel, which showed me how this thing was going to grow.
Then came the Padded Cable.
Then Carol eased in the Twisted Cable.
And finally the Diagonal Cable showed up.
The longer I worked on this, the more I came to know what to do. It was a bit of rubbing my head and patting my stomach, definitely a chance to learn something new.
I continue to love this Nua Sport yarn like a Jumbo Mallow s’more . . .
And I’m looking forward to the moment when I can swaddle myself in my Twining Wrap like this:
Just hanging out, being awesome.
Come Refreshalong with Us
We’re at the midpoint of our Refreshalong, the knitalong for Carol’s designs in MDK Field Guide No. 14: Refresh. We’ll be Refreshing through the end of August, so if you’re looking for something new to make, in the company of other knitters, there’s conversation going on in the Lounge, for all four patterns in the Field Guide.
Twining Wrap Talk here.
Trellis Top Talk here.
Arcade Cap Chat here.
Transom Cardigan Talk here.
And all of Carol’s video tutorials for each design are right here.