Sunday, 3 June 2012

Flag the First - A Tangled Mess

When I first decided to knit Flag I didn't realise what I was getting into, being a bit a an intarsia virgin. It looked easy enough, garter stitch on big needles (I used the Cygnet Truly Wool Rich 4-Ply), essentially just a large rectangle, with slits for the sleeves to fit in.

I hadn't counted on this

13 little balls of wool to twist together across the back of the piece! And, what a nightmare it was when the whole lot fell off the sofa and became a tangled heap (I couldn't bring myself to take photos of that). However, a good tip from Eleanor helped in the end – I kept a spare pair of needles and moved each ball in order from one to the other as I worked. And, it all came out OK in the end.

June x

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