Posted by Ali G on Saturday, 14 April, 2007
How on earth does one purl 13 stitches together at the same time? I can’t even imagine it.
I wondered the same thing myself!
Whilst not a total disaster, my first attempt was, er… interesting! 😳 The needles are jolly slippery, and I was having a bit of trouble keeping everything under control. At the very start of the row I lost a few stitches off the needle, and was distraught to the point where I was ready to rip the whole thing out. Two things gave me pause: my hubby, who is my voice of reason, and the thought of having to cast on all those stitches again! So I sat down and fiddled about with trying to recreate the yarn-overs from the previous row, and came up with something that I’m hoping has done the trick. I won’t be sure it’s worked out properly until I finish the row, and compare this corner with the one on the opposite side. (If anyone is aghast at my leaving the knitting mid-row, sue me!)
Then I hit upon the idea of using a DPN for the P13tog, and everything has gone swimmingly as a result. 🙂 The stitches don’t get a chance to slide all over the place with the bamboo being so much stickier.
Here’s what my P13tog looks like in progress:
And this is the end product:
It’s starting to look like I’ve actually got something to show for all the time I’ve invested, which is nice.
Then again, if I haven’t managed to fix my mistake properly, and do have to pull it all out to start again, I’ll be getting so much more knitting-time out of it, won’t I?
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