Friday, November 4, 2016

Norah's Vintage Afghan: Block #4


Norah's Vintage Afghan: Block #4

I sure am enjoying working on this project again.  I got through blocks #3 and #4 rather quickly.  I've already started work on block #5, but I have a feeling that block will go more slowly as it's rather labor intensive. 


Block #4 above consists of right and left twisting cables, which require the use of a cable needle, as well as some twisted stitches, which require no cable needle.

Below, here are some pretty pictures from one of my recent sunrise walks with the doggies.



Happy Knitting!




4 comments:

Meg Beckert said...

I need your help with block #5. I can not get past the making a knot. I'm hoping your input will help me understand that part. You've helped with a couple other blocks. thanks for your help.
Meg

Kim said...

Meg: I'd be happy to help you with that. So you are stuck on the knot? I was stuck on that too. Here's what I did (it's like making a bobble but you don't have to repeatedly turn your work).
First, in the stitch where there is a red box, you knit into the front of the stitch then you knit into the back of the stitch and then you knit into the front of the stitch. You are creating three stitches where there was just one and you don't take the stitches off the left hand needle and put them on the right hand needle until you've created the three stitches. Then you move the three stitches you've created back to the left hand needle and then knit these three stitches. Leave these stitches on the right hand needle. Now you need to reduce these three stitches back to just one stitch. Looking at the three stitches on your right hand needle... call them A, B, and C from left to right. Using the tip of your left hand needle, slip B over A, and then slip C over A and B, leaving just one stitch. Wow, it's hard to describe. A video would have been easier. Lol. If this doesn't work, send me an email.

Meg Beckert said...

Thanks Kim..You are incredible! I would have a horrible looking afghan if it weren't for you! Thanks for your help!

Kim said...

Meg: I am so pleased I could help! Happy knitting...