You may have heard that my family (Kevin, Bella, and I) adventured to Comic Con in San Diego two weeks ago. Last July, I was watching the news stories about the 2010 event wishing that I could go and we set the goal of attending this year's. It was worth ever bit of trouble and we can't wait to go next year. I had brought these mitts, the LLP mitts, along to work on in line, but found that I needed to work on my simpler project as there were many shiny things and people to distract me. The best part of the whole weekend was all of the knitters and crocheters that I met in line and was able to friend immediately on Ravelry. Next year, I want to plan a knitting meet up while we are down there (so, if you are going too, join this group).
b) As you float your colors behind your work, remember not to pull them too tight or drag them too loosely - keep them draped like a Mona Lisa Smile.
c) As you work through the Enterprise Chart, there will be spots with more than five of the same color in a row. This distance causes too long of float. You should catch the color that you are not working in by inserting your needle as to knit, draping the unused color over the X from right to left, and then working the next st normally.
Uses: Perfect for edges needing lots of stretch like necklines, cuffs of toe up socks, bands of top down hats
-For 1X1 ribbing, on the row before the bind off row: K1, M1 (make one with an E-loop and not by lifting the in between thread), pull the M1 tight, P1. Repeat around.
-Bind off row (go up a needle size or two to really ensure stretch): K1, sl the M1, pass the K1 over the slipped M1, P1, pass the slipped M1 over the P1, K1 pass the P1 over the K1, etc.
-For 2X2 ribbing, on the row before the bind off row: K2, M1, P2, M1. Repeat around.
-Bind off as above, remember to slip the M1 rather than knitting it. The M1 is never worked so it doesn’t change your st count, it just adds yarn in to add elasticity.
Notes: Can be used for other ribbing combos; just remember to make one via an E-loop between the knits and purls." (This segment is an excerpt from my CO/BO class, coming again this fall.)