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In which I am tempted by velvet polyester.

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  1. Elaine:
    Sep 12, 2021 at 07:23 PM

    Fascinating! I haven’t come across this technique before. Have you tried circular needles?


    1. rseabrook:
      Sep 12, 2021 at 09:31 PM

      Thanks! I haven't actually tried circular needles, though that's essentially what this is, except that I think this is more flexible with the length: Any spare cord just pulls through and hangs loose, so a reducing tube - like a sleeve - can be done without changing the needle as the row gets shorter.


  2. Paul Campbell:
    Sep 12, 2021 at 08:09 PM

    Nice video with the editing. I agree that its better to do something else than just surfing the net before sleeping. I try and read for the last hour before bed. Usually, i set an alarm to remind me to turn off the phone, then put it on charge, so i cant use it. I honestly know nothing about knitting so you are doing better at anything i could do there. Nice to see George getting in on the action too. Was that all one take? Or did you do a few and edit them together? If you did i couldn't tell.


    1. rseabrook:
      Sep 12, 2021 at 09:35 PM

      Thanks :-) An alarm and putting devices out of reach is very sensible (she writes, having just checked comments half an hour after computer-off time). The video was just one take, though there are a couple of places where I trimmed a little bit out. It's nice to know that those bits weren't too obvious. And George always gets in on the action.


  3. Anneli Truu:
    Sep 13, 2021 at 10:12 AM

    Thank you, Rachel, for showing this. That was educational ????. I really enjoyed the visual of this technique and the sound of passing steam train and the climpses of lovely George, ofcourse. I see you’re knooking continental style. Is this also the way you knit?


    1. rseabrook:
      Sep 13, 2021 at 09:12 PM

      I'm glad you enjoyed it :-)
      To be honest, it's so long since I used a pair of knitting needles that I couldn't tell you if I knit the same way as I knook or not. I don't even knook consistently - luckily, with the cord the yarn sits flatter to the fabric so it's easier to see which way round the loop goes. Every so often I'll be working along a row and something's a bit off: "Oh, look! That stitch is round backwards!" - and so I'll go into the other side of the stitch. Sometimes it's just one, sometimes it's a short run of them. I have no idea why I do this, but somehow I get away with it and the end result is fine.


  4. Anneli Truu:
    Sep 15, 2021 at 07:55 PM

    Oh, I don’t know what happened there in my comment, but these were not supposed to be question marks.You could really just do few rows of them twisted around stitches and call it a design element ????


    1. rseabrook:
      Sep 16, 2021 at 07:47 PM

      Question marks and twisty stitches - they're all decorative ;-)


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