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The long and winding row

Knitting
December 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
219 - 328 yards (200 - 300 m)
fingering - worsted weights - two sizes - small or large single loop (tips are also provided for make a double loop in either size)
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Listed as DK, but there are stitch counts for fingering/sock to worsted/aran.

Suitable for an advanced beginner, but looks more complex.

Only 2 stitches used:

knit
slip

that’s it - no purling .

This is basically all one row - you just keep knitting in the round, repeating the 5-stitch repeat over and over.

It’s a love it or hate it type of thing as to whether you find that boring or relaxing … (all of the testers seemed to love it - several of them started a second one right away).

One way to keep the excitement level high, is to choose a yarn that will give you fabulous effects - it’ll keep you knitting just to see what will happen next.

Then you’ll have a soothing knitting technique with yarny excitement ( that’s the way I like to knit - relaxed knitting, but a striking result)

A great take-along project - you won’t need to take a pattern and you can put it down and pick it up any time.

Yarn types you could choose:

handspun
self-striping
variegated (particularly space dyed)
gradient
striping 2 yarns (can even be 2 slightly different weights)
semi-solid (not so exciting to knit, but a nice subtle effect)

Many thanks to the testers:

handspun:

lakeffect
knittingaries
symonangel (with her own Gift of Grace yarn)

variegated:

meelee
dragonflyjenn35
dodo
spikeysandy
heleenk
knitgrl

gradient:

scullybunbun

self-striping:

stricker
skyhooked
selena1985
wireknitter

2-yarn versions:

covelady
xstich

malabrigo:

janetk