Swatching instructions say to knit a swatch using the larger needles (I got gauge with size 4) working in the rnd or back and forth using two colors, any stranded pattern we wanted, since we don't have the chart yet. We're to aim for 6 1/2 sts/in. Sport weight or DK would be most suitable.
We will get one part of the pattern each week. Today (If you're reading this on Monday, January 30th) we get the first "clue." It will be fun to see what the project turns into. It isn't too late to join us if you want. It isn't a race. Just a fun thing to do together. All you need is the pattern (see link above) and 5 skeins of sport-weight yarn, each a different color. Just get your pattern and yarn and join us! We get the last clue February 27, 2012. You can buy the pattern later, but it will cost more, and you need to finish with the group to qualify for the drawings. (Yes, there are prizes!)
I think the duplicate stitches will look much different once blocked.
I certainly hope so... right now I'm toying with the idea of ripping back and knitting those places instead... it looks awful IMHO.
When I look at the photo in the pattern, you can almost not tell it is duplicate stitch...mine looks nearly 3D.
You don't like 3-D?
Since I can definitely tell this is going to be a hat, I've decided I'm knitting my birds upside down so I can use this fun piece as a bag. My head is too big for this to fit (filled with fiber knowledge that is, not ego - lol), and I like it too much to give away.
Thanks! If it's too small for my head, I'll find someone with a smaller head... DGDs probably... I love the way it is looking.
Cute! Yours looks so much better than mine. I think I'll rip out and start over.
Beautiful, Susan. I can't get myself to do the last portion. Don't know why.