Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tribbles in Triplicate

I'd had 1870Pearl's Tribble pattern (Ravelry link here) in my mental queue for awhile now and finally decided to try them! Its a great pattern to use up the leftover bits of cotton dishcloth yarn. When I looked through my Sugar 'n Cream stash I decided to go with colors that matched my favorite ice cream-Neapolitan.

Knitting them was fast and easy, figuring out how to make the "swirl" took much longer. After looking around on Ravelry I was relieved to find out I wasn't the only one who was having a hard time. Finally figured it out though.

The step that trips up most people is when you are sewing up the sides (after connecting the diagonal ends). That's just it, you don't actually sew them up. You just do a running stitch around the "lip" of the cylinder like this:

Once you've gone all the way around. It should look like this. Do the same on the other side.

Now you're ready to pull it tight. Really tight.

I also pulled one string through to the bottom so you were weaving both ends on the same side and did some creative weaving in of ends.

This is a perfect pattern for a "quick knit" and way to use leftover bits of yarn.



At 6/19/2008 , Blogger Bezzie said...

Now I have the urge to make some of these AND eat icecream!


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