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Maybe the third time will be "the charm". I've got the wrap and turn down but haven't gotten the joins to look like I want. I watched Very Pink video again today and I think I understand now. This is harder than I thought it would be. I could be halfway through an Old Shale afghan by now. ????
 

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Geebart said:
I haven't managed to get that nice looking chain stitch at the joins. My printed directions say to slip first stitch as to knit; Very Pink says to slip as to purl. ??.
I slip the first stitch - going in both directions - purlwise and pass the yarn between the needle tips before knitting the next stitch. I also only work the joining by working a k2tog - the last of the ten stitches along with the next edge stitch to which it's joining. I work only the back loop of the 'chain' edge. I don't know how to explain better! Maybe links to my projects might help? Maybe I've explained better in my pattern notes? I hope so.
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/JessicaJean/double-ten-stitch
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/JessicaJean/ten-stitch-blanket
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/JessicaJean/ten-stitch-twist-2
 

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Ashenlachie said:
Shelley Selwood has a 10 stitch blanket tutorial on you tube that is slightly different than others and very clear video
Thanks! I hadn't seen that one before.
I don't think I'll change my method though; it gives a flatter - can't feel the difference between 'stripes' with your eyes closed - fabric and suits me.

Knitting back and forth without turning is a definite plus, especially when it gets larger than a baby blanket. How to knit backwards? Knit lefty! I didn't look at any YouTube videos to learn, but there are a slew of them. I keep the yarn in my left hand (I knit continental.) and just switch to knitting left-handed English-style going back to the edge. It took me awhile to get my tension even, but an 8' potato-chip scarf cured that problem.
 

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Geebart said:
Maybe the third time will be "the charm". I've got the wrap and turn down but haven't gotten the joins to look like I want. I watched Very Pink video again today and I think I understand now. This is harder than I thought it would be. I could be halfway through an Old Shale afghan by now. ????
i knit one of these blankets a couple of years ago and started another one recently. could i get it right? no way. gave up in the end after frogging it so many times. must try again some time as i will not be beat.
 
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