Giving the #flatironshawl a whirl by @tlyarncrafts I am trying it with some 8ply yarn that I had with a 4mm hook. I think it will make for a nice winter shawl. But I definitely what to try it with the suggested 4ply fingering weight yarn also. I just have to decide what colors to choose with this one 🤔🤔.
Knitting mitered squares (which are surprisingly easy!) And having fun changing up how I might sew them together when I run out of yarn. I do have a whole other ball of this so it can go for a while. Size 4 needles and the formula is to decrease in three stitches in the middle. So you want a number that can be divided by 2 and then add one stitch. So for this I started with 41 stitches (on the smaller squares) and every odd row is all knit. On even rows you would knit half the stitches minus one so for 41 that is 20 on each side with one in the middle -Knit 19 stitches, slip one, knit two together pass slipped stitch over (that is your three together in the very center of the row) then knit the last stitches (for the last stitch they bring the yarn to the front and slip it to give it a nicer edge) turn and knit across (because then its an odd row) back on the even row you now would have 19 stitches on either side of that one middle stitch. So knit 18, then slip 1, k2tog, psso, knit 17, move yarn in front and slip last stitch. I put a tiny safty pin on the side of the square that I am supposed to decrease on to remind myself.
For the larger squares I cast on 81 stitches so that one side would be double the smaller squares in length... so the area of the larger are the same size as four smaller, but the same pattern fits. Divide the number in half with the extra one in the middle. 40 stitches, 1 stitch, 40 stitches. For the larger I used a stitch marker right before that middle stitch so I didn't have to count as much and could just knit till I hit that and then do the three together thing after adjusting the marker. (K odd rows, first even row is k 39, s1, k2tog, psso adjusting stitch marker, k 38, bring yarn to front and slip last stitch) Once you get a bit along you can see that the three together stitch in the work so you are sure to always do it in the right place. As you decrease every other row you will eventually have one stitch left! Then you cast on again and do another!
Every 4 weeks I get to sit for 2+ hours for medical treatment. Which means 2+ hours of mostly uninterrupted knitting time. The other patients and the nursing staff are always curious to see what I'm working on this time. Today I'm working on a new project, the Possessed Printer mitts by Emma Galati using The Lemonade Shop's limited edition color "Royals" in DK weight.