Is it a technique? It isn’t a trick but this morning, my brain isn’t telling me the correct word.
The Nordnordwest project called for Turkish Cast On to start the edging. When I first began knitting it, I read through all the instructions and it made absolutely no sense to me. The entire time I was knitting, I was apprehensive about that section. I read it several times. I checked Ravelry to see if anyone else was struggling with that part. No one was but so many making it are German and the German knitters seem to be born knowing how to knit hard stuff. As with most everything I do, I figured if everyone else can figure it out, so can I and sure enough . . it wasn’t hard to do.
Please excuse the early morning halfway dark photos.
It’s turning out very pretty but it takes a whole lot of time and I’m a bit concerned that I’m going to run out of yarn.
As you make the edging, you only pick up one stitch across the edge so it’s lots of knitting without much forward progress. If I run out of yarn I’m going to be in big trouble because I’ve already encountered the different dye lots from two different skeins. Adding a third one is not going to be good, besides . . I don’t have a third skein of this yarn. I’m wondering if I shouldn’t rip back since I haven’t gone very far and use a whole different color of yarn but even then, I’d probably need two skeins and I’m not sure I have two skeins of any Wollmeise color.
Frustrated at myself for not being double sure I had enough yarn before starting this. It’s one of those projects you can enlarge and according to what others have reported, I should have had enough yarn but . . I just may not. 🙁