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Knit Workshop 2020 week 3

This week I worked on the 7 gauge using a beautiful cream mercerised cotton yarn. To make it thick enough for the 7 gauge I had to feed 2 cones through together and set my tension to 13.

I wanted to play around this week with more needle transfers but this time with racking!


Back bed: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

Front bed: | | | ... | | | ... | | | ...| | |

- knit 2 rows

- move racking handle up by 1 notch

- knit 2 rows

- Move the handle up 1 notch again

- knit 2 rows

- move handle down 1 notch

- knit 2 rows

- Move the handle down 1 notch again


I love the sheen the mercerised cotton has.




Back bed: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

Front bed: | | . . | | . . | | . . | | . . | |

In this sample, I moved the racking handle every 2 rows up to its full capacity and back again. This provided problems as the two stitch lines were being stretched apart and on more than one occasion the stitches slipped and created holes.
















Transferring stitches on both bed and keeping the needles in action creates small lace holes, but my tension was a bit too tight making it harder for me to hold onto the stitches.


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