Friday, December 2, 2011

Week 26 of 52: Anne's Mystery, Clue 5

Did you guess how we are going to finish this off? Might remind you of how we began in clue one, only in reverse. BUT, then, it is a little different. How could I let a week go by without a picot bind off?

Round 1: With A, knit.
Round 2: With A, purl.
Round 3: With B, knit.
Round 4: With A, knit.
With B, work a picot bind off as follows: Cable CO 2 sts, BO 7, *place single loop from right hand needle onto the left hand needle, Cable CO 2, BO 7, repeat from * until end of round.

Weave in ends and gently block; I hit it with a little bit of steam, but be careful as the silk content could lead to stretching (a little stretch was welcome to squeeze out a bit more length). Blocking will not take away the rolling edge which I intentionally chose to include to use it in a decorative exploit.

Variation: You could CO 130 on a 24 inch circular and follow the same instructions to make a cowl.

When you go to share your project on Ravelry, you can find it by both the names Anne's Mystery or Perpendicular.

3 cheers! Thank you for following along. Tune in tomorrow for a PDF of the entire pattern. Also, remember to pop into the store tomorrow, Sat., Dec. 3 for our Holiday Party.

If you like the corrugated ribbing, then you might want to take a look at these patterns (some are free, or for pay, or from books and this set is a tiny selection of this technique's application):
Two by One by Mandy Powers
Nepali Hat by Tina Whitmore
Unisex Leftover Sock Yarn Neckwarmer by Dorisann Allenson

Binah Bokharan Kippah / Kufi / Pillbox Hat by Leslie TikkunTree

Brand New Corrugated Pillbox Hat by Ellen Rogers

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