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As promised, I’ve been playing around with my improvised knit sheath. Ever since I came across a mention of this tool in Mary Wright’s Cornish Guernseys & Knit-frocks I’ve wanted one. I even wasted a whole day on the blog whining about how life in general and knitting traditions in specific had gibbed out of my knit sheath, and the knowledge of how they are used. So I’ve been bent on correcting that oversight.
I got myself an old knitting needle and rigged up a knit sheath.
For my practice project, I’m making the Hue Shift Afghan. Its a lovely and ambitious blanket of miter squares. So its all knit stitch. Thousands and thousands of knit stitches for me to practice knitting with a knit sheath.
Here is how its going so far:
I’m pretty pleased with this so far. My technique, as slow and awkward as it is, has come a long way. Last week I was pulling out hair and muttering under my breath. There was much tinking. But like anything else, practice helps. And since this is a 100 block blanket, I’m sure to get lots more practice with the knit sheath.