Twist and Shout! Twisty Turns Complete!
knit-tastic! Here is a finished twisty-turns, which I have to tell you, I contorted myself into so many positions to get it sewn together, I needed a rubtown and a hottub afterwards! The knitting itself was simple - it's just an 8 foot long ribbed strip, but when I went to sew the "decorative" seams together (let me just say this, decorative went out the window - there was nothing arty about my bunched up seams), I really felt like I had to go back to a remedial home economics class:
First, I laid it out flat (with a little help from my pooch Dexter):
Then, I brought point "A" around to point "D". D is the midway point of the strip, so about 4 ft in:
Then, I sewed the first seam A/D to B/C. As you can see from the picture above, one side of the seam is much longer than the other side. I just winged it (twice), and I think it turned out ok:
Then, I brought the other end of the strip (D/G), around the back:
And then, I pulled G through the whole made by bringing B/C together:
Then, I pinned E to F:
And sewed the second seam. It's hard to see in this picture, but you basically sew the black line to the redline:
And we know have, a completed pretzel!
The yarn is my favorite, Noro, in their new Silver Thaw, number 60-something, I can't remember. Because it's an angora blend, to get on gauge, I had to wet my swatch, and let the angora fluff up. So, in the end, I used three skeins, knit on 8's, and voila!
Let me tell ya, I worked up a sweat! I used muscles I never knew I had! Silver Thaw complete! And, for my next trick, Ene I think, but I'm not quite sure. I also have a completed Lady Eleanor, and I'll post a pic soon!
Happy Knitting everyone!
Labels: Twisty Turns