New Skills Acquired
Just a quick update to write of more double-knitting skills acquired.
New Skills Inventory
First of all, a little advice. If you decide to attempt to make Alasdair’s scarf, Parallax 3.0 (or any other of the five versions), I would highly suggest that you read through all his Tips & Techniques before you begin. As an example, when I read through his description of creating the Selvedge edge on the scarf, I couldn’t really understand it. But as I started actually working on the scarf and executing it, I went back to the instructions and found that was able to create a very neat selvedge based on his instructions.
So here are my new skills:
- Two color cast-on
- Three-color double-knitting
- Tidy double-knitting selvedge
- Anchoring a third yarn color at the beginning and end of each row
I realized just today (after working through all the written instructions) that Alasdair has a number of video tutorials for his techniques. Do a web search using “fallingblox tutorial” and you’ll find tons of awesome videos by Alasdair.
Don’t get me wrong, even with Alasdair’s help, it will still take me a very long time to complete this scarf project. But I will enjoy seeing it grow.
I was traveling for the last few days, and did virtually no knitting at all. I’ll post about it next week. But here’s where I am currently on Parallax 3.0.
I know it’s not much. But having learned many of the requisite skills, I will move along a bit more quickly. I hope.
If anyone would like to consider trying this, I’d be glad to act as a coach. It won’t be an official KAL, but you’re welcome to post any questions or comments or send me links to photos of your progress.