Knitting can be so relaxing you forget to keep track :D Time to rip back :(
I get a bit anxious if I don't have several projects to choose from---mindless ones for car rides, sports events & waiting rooms. More challenging projects for at home knitting. The knit needs to fit the "sit" & I can't sit without knitting! Some of my projects are still in the pre-WIP phase---yarn & patterns matched & ready to cast on :D
Just started a cowl for myself with some yummy Classic Elite Magnolia, a merino/silk blend. Recently finished a pair of socks for myself. No big projects on the needles. Some charity projects & baby gifts. I definitely knit more for others than myself.
I'm not familiar with this pattern stitch, but it looks like jvallas is on the right track. The garter ridges vary from 1 at the center of the chevron to 2 ridges separating the chevrons.
Jessica Jean, I've been knitting long enough that I remember facing the button bands with grosgrain ribbon & hand stitching around the buttonholes with silk tread to reinforce the slits in the ribbon & bind the layers together. Whew---lots of labor :D
I getting ready to do the button bands on a vest. They're k1-p1 ribbing. Your post is very timely, as I'm never happy with the bind-off/cast-on buttonhole. I'm looking forward to trying your YO method. quote=Beachgirl1000]I make eyelet buttonholes, which is yo, k 2 tog, as you said (or purl 2 tog, depending on the stitch pattern).
On the next row, slip the yo without knitting it. On the third row,(RS) knit the 2 strands in pattern, both the yo itself, and the extra strand made when you slipped the yo.
This makes a slightly larger buttonhole than the 2-row eyelet buttonhole.
You can make a nice-looking, inconspicuous buttonhole in 1x1 ribbing if you make a ssk with the knit stitch and the purl stitch, in that order. Then yo and knit the next (k) stitch as usual.
On the next row, just slip the yo. On the 3rd row (RS again),
When you get to the yo and extra strand, which are now between 2 knit stitches, just purl them together.
I tried to make the bind-off, cast-on buttonholes for years, but I was never happy with them, so I like the eyelet method.
Of course you can make them with 2x2 ribbing if you make a ssk in the second stitch of the knit rib, yo, p 1, then k 2 and continue across the row. Next (WS) row, slip the yo, then finish the row. Next (RS) row, knit up to the yo, p this stitch, p 1, finish the row.[/quote]
Good to know! Been on Ravelry for years & still learning how things work there :D
Very rewarding project---and a great stash buster, too!
My favorite increase, too
Beautiful socks with stripes that match perfectly! I had not heard of yarn that designates the halfway point. Great idea. I usually use my digital kitchen scale to divide 1 ball in half & search for the same spot in a color repeat for self-striping yarn. Much easier if the yarn company does this for you :D
I have 580 yarns listed in my Ravelry stash, most with photos. They are stored in numbered boxes or bins. I can go to my Ravelry stash & browse the yarns--or search for a specific yarn. Each yarn has a page with all the pertinent information, including its storage box number. It was a lot of work, but has been the only system I've used that has kept accurate track with easy access.
Charlene Schurch has this type of heel on several socks in her Sensational Knitted Socks book. The garter stitch edges can be worked on any heel flap.
Cutest little boy sweater I've seen in a long time! Going straight to my "got-to-knit" list :D