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Jan 30, 2012 00:12:56   #
MsJackie
 
Hi! I'm kind of a new knitter. I started making the ravelry 10 stitch blanket. I finished the first block, and turned the corner. Now what? In the directions she just says, keep working till you get to the next corner. I picked up the stitches along the side. It seems like it should go out past the end of the first block, but how do you do that? What happens next?
Thanks!
 
Jan 30, 2012 00:13:46   #
MsJackie
 
MsJackie wrote:
Hi! I'm kind of a new knitter. I started making the ravelry 10 stitch blanket. I finished the first block, and turned the corner. Now what? In the directions she just says, keep working till you get to the next corner. I picked up the stitches along the side. It seems like it should go out past the end of the first block, but how do you do that? What happens next?
Thanks!


Oops! Here's the link to the blanket.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ten-stitch-blanket
Jan 30, 2012 01:04:22   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
There is no picking up of stitches along a side.

Frankie Brown wrote:
After working the first corner, it reads:
Now work back along the side of the original 9 ridges, attaching your strip as you go by following this two row pattern:

Row 1: Sl 1, K8, sl 1, pick up and K 1 st from the side of the knitting (there should be a ‘bump’ there ready), psso.

Row 2: K 10.
When you reach the next corner work a single corner (from * to **) and carry on along the next side.


On her Ten Stitch Twist (which was the first one I did), she adds these notes:

Frankie Brown wrote:
• Where possible, all outside first stitches are slipped to help with the joining.
• The ten stitch strip being knitted is joined on to the body of
the knitting as you go along, thus avoiding any sewing up.
• The ten stitch strip being knitted is joined on to the body of
the knitting as you go along, thus avoiding any sewing up.
This is done by working joining ridges like this:
K9, sl 1, pick up and K 1 st from the edge of the next ridge on the knitting (or just in from the edge), psso. Now turn and knit the 10 sts to complete the ridge. This is the join I use but feel free to experiment and work it in any way that pleases you.
• Where possible, all u outside /u first stitche... (show quote)


I 'experimented' and decided it's faster and easier to work a k2tog as the joining ridge where the back loop of the previous strip serves as one of the 2 in the k2tog.

I have one Ten Stitch Triangle, two Ten Stitch Twists (one worsted weight and one sport weight), 1 Ten Stitch Blanket (worked over 20 stitches), and one Double Ten Stitch in progress at the moment. They're all fun!
Jan 30, 2012 01:40:12   #
Plague
 
I am glad that you are knitting this. I looked at it, wanted to knit it, but had no idea as to how it was going to go together. lol I keep forgetting that with this forum I am never without help!!!
Jan 30, 2012 23:10:36   #
MsJackie
 
OH!! I got it. I didn't understand that you only had ten stitches on the needle the whole time. I thought eventually have a huge amount of stitches on. I got it now. It's so easy! I was making it way to hard. Thanks guys!!

BTW, I am using the Mosaic yarn from Bernat. The colors are awesome! And normally I don't like acrylic, it doesn't feel good in your hands, this is so soft. This may be my new favorite yarn.

Thanks again!!
Jan 31, 2012 05:56:39   #
patty1
 
You must be quite an accomplished knitter, I am not just a beginner, I read the pattern and I am so lost. Be sure to post some photos.
 
Jan 31, 2012 06:16:41   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
patty1 wrote:
You must be quite an accomplished knitter, I am not just a beginner, I read the pattern and I am so lost. Be sure to post some photos.
Patty, there is no good reason you cannot do the ten-stitch patterns. They're all garter stitch! Yes, you need to learn to do short-rows, but they're not going to bite you, and Frankie all but holds you hand as she walks you through the first corner. Grab some leftover yarn and try one!
Be forewarned! They are addictive!
Jan 31, 2012 07:05:05   #
patty1
 
I am clueless, who is Frankie? I am going to try this so brace yourself I'll be back. LOL
Jan 31, 2012 07:17:33   #
Preacher's Wife
 
patty1 wrote:
You must be quite an accomplished knitter, I am not just a beginner, I read the pattern and I am so lost. Be sure to post some photos.


Me, too, Patty1. I think it is a beautiful blanket, but I am not accomplished enough to understand the pattern. I would love to make it though!
Jan 31, 2012 07:36:19   #
MsJackie
 
Nope, I am a fairly new knitter. I tried to do lace once, but after tearing it out 150 times, I decided I'm not g oing to be able to do the pretty lacy things. But this is strait knitting, there's nothing fancy. you can do it!!
Jan 31, 2012 07:53:05   #
patty1
 
Maybe we can help one another through it. I just have to fiish this scarf I am making.
 
Jan 31, 2012 08:01:42   #
DeeDeeF
 
You CAN do lace !! The trick to that is to NOT get ahead of yourself. Work each row as its written without secondguessing or looking ahead. Try something small like a dishcloth in a thicker cotton yarn with size 7 needles before you attempt a thin small needle pattern.
Jan 31, 2012 08:07:37   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Preacher's Wife wrote:
patty1 wrote:
You must be quite an accomplished knitter, I am not just a beginner, I read the pattern and I am so lost. Be sure to post some photos.
Me, too, Patty1. I think it is a beautiful blanket, but I am not accomplished enough to understand the pattern. I would love to make it though!
Can you read?
Can you count to ten?
Can you do the knit stitch?

If so, then you definitely are 'accomplished enough' to work any of Frankie Brown's lovely ten-stitch patterns! Do not let her very prettily laid out and decorated pdf pages frighten you off! Just read and re-read the directions and follow them one-row-at-a-time. (Getting the first part and corner done may require the removal of all distractions - send the spouse and kids away, unplug the phone, turn off the cell ... or just hie yourself over to a library or quiet coffee shop for a solid half-hour of peace.) Once you've got past the first corner, you'll be off and wondering what all the fuss was about!! :-D
Jan 31, 2012 08:43:53   #
PaKnitter
 
Is the ten stitch blanket a good pattern for using left over yarns?
Jan 31, 2012 09:10:19   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
PaKnitter wrote:
Is the ten stitch blanket a good pattern for using left over yarns?
It is surpassingly excellent for eating up scraps! Mine are made from leftovers with a minimum length of two feet; no maximum. There's no need to limit yourself to just the Ten Stitch Blanket either. All of those 'ten stitch' patterns are fun to do!
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