Just when I thought these were getting easier for me, I ran into issues. You can see the unevenness in the middle of the diagonal rib square. That’s because I made a mistake, didn’t notice it until several rows later, and dropped the stitches down to fix it…badly. Some stitches are pulled tight, others are loose, and it really shows because of the ribbing pattern. I’m hoping it will even out in blocking.
My favorites for this section were the diagonal broken rib and the purled ladder. I love the way the broken rib looks like a twisted rope, almost cable like, but without the fuss of cables.The purled ladder is almost like a basket weave with lines of purl stitches in-between, and looks really neat up close. I didn’t like the triangles square in this yarn though. If you look at it closely, you can sort of see the triangles, but I think this yarn just doesn’t have the stitch definition needed for that pattern. It looks really pretty on the pattern post though!
Now that we’re past the halfway point, I thought I would start blocking the squares…then realized I should probably sew in the ends first, at which point I said “tomorrow” (4 days ago). I’m a little scared of trying to weave in the ends. I’m not great at it with knitting, and often end up adding bulk or messing up the tension in the surrounding stitches. This is one of the skills I’m hoping to get better at through this KAL. It just takes practice, right? I’m going to just go through it slowly and carefully, and I promise I’ll show you the results (either way) with my next update.