Right now I'm working on something that I wonder if I could take to the machine. First I have to figure out how to hand knit it. You know I'm not very good at hand knitting that's why I machine knit!
This is a Dragon Scale Mitt. My scales are already upside down and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I have an email into the pattern maker. Hoping she's seen this a million times and can get me straighten out.
This is a cocoon scarf again I knitted it by hand, but it made me think like the Sashay yarn I could do it on the machine. Instead of 4 hours I could do it in maybe an hour. It wouldn't run through the regular carriage and I can't think of what that other carriage is called?! It will come to me as soon as I post this then I'll come back in an correct it. What I want to do is put this on the standard gauge. I would knit 2 stitches between each cocoon as I did by hand; then flip the whole thing using the garter bar. When I did the Sashay yarn on the machine like this it worked like a charm. I would get into a rhythm. I often didn't even use the carriage of which I can't think of the name. I am seeing the letter "I" though. It's coming to me.... Intarsia! I have two more skeins of the cocoon yarn in gray and would love a fluffy warm scarf to go with my long gray coat.
Well, I'm off to take another look at the scale maille knitting and see if I can figure out what I'm doing while I wait for Collette to email me back. Things sometimes look easier in the light of day.