I like that all these aren’t uniform shapes, as it’ll make it a lot more fun working out how to join em up in the end.
- Reversible cable on a seed/moss stitch background, with the odd colour change thrown in.
- First attempt at closed cables , on a stockinette background – huge holes near the turns on the small loop. I tried to turn too much in one go. When I ran out of red, I played with short rows as I finished the thing off in garter stitch.
- Plain garter stitch square, starting with one or two stitches on the needle, increasing once at the start of each row. This is the only true square.
- Started in flagon stitch with purple yarn, finishing off in garter stitch.
- Finished off the b&w yarn from 4, and completed the square in a basket weave stitch: (R1=K2P2, R2=P2K2, R3=R1, R4=R1, R5=R2, R6=R1 and so on)
- Garter stitch background, free-form rib with crossed stitches. The centre column also contains dropped stitches.
- Not very interesting this one – is first ever attempt at knitting left handed. At various points, I got bored so attempted crossed stitches, cables and short rows too.
- Little bit more of the same, this time with attempts at the stitch from the lizard ridge blanket and more dropped stitches that turned out like a helix.
- Stockinette square, starting from 3 st on the needle, increasing at the start and end of each row. The diamonds along the centre line are formed by a single repeat of lattice stitch.
- Shell stitch and knitting backwards. I really goofed on in the increase/decrease thing with this one. It ended up as a parallelogram, not even a diamond. I kept forgetting I was doing a garter stitch border, but only when I was working the side nearest my right hand. oops.