In which I write a knitting pattern.


I learned to knit a number of years ago. When I was learning I deemed it un-fun and quickly put it aside. I have recently picked it back up again. On our last knit night, yes, it’s really called that, I was having trouble reading a crochet pattern so I kindly asked if my friend had any spare needles. She promptly pulls out a crochet hook. Which is all fine and good except I didn’t need one of those. I had my whole kit and kaboodle of crochet hooks. (This really begs me to ask, just what is a kit and kaboodle?)

She didn’t have any spare needles but another lady there and she was kind enough to let me borrow them.

The picture to the left is my knitting. I’m calling it a Design Element, because well that is what I’m calling it. My friend, who offered me the crochet hook, saw the picture and asked, I’m sure rather tongue-in-cheek for the pattern. My response was “uhm….maybe.” I have thought of it for a little more than a day and I decided to oblige. Below you will find my pattern for my “Design Element.” I think that is what I’ll call the pattern.

Okay, the pattern is as follows.
Begin by casting on, only forget how many you’re casting on, determine at some point, “oh it looks okay.” Proceed directly to knitting. While knitting the first row debate with your self (in your head of course, otherwise people think you’re a bit more than a bit daft) knitting every row or actually purling. Decide to knit the next row. Then decide why not! And start purling every other row.
Put your knitting away when it’s time to go home. At home the next morning make sure you’re pretty confident which row you’re supposed to do (knit or purl) and proceed to do that on the next row. When you’re finished with that row and turn your work, ask your 12-year old the all important question, “Hey uhm. So yeah, when you’re knitting a row you should see the front of your work, right? And not the back?” Grimace as if in great pain whens she confirms your suspicions. Decide you’ll fix it by just simply knitting the next row as well. All is fine and good.
Until you see what upon first inspection looks like a hole. You know you didn’t skip or drop a stitch and you’re completely befuddled by the hole. You debate ripping the whole thing out, again in the privacy of your own head so people don’t suspect you’re a little loony.
You realize you can fix it after a few rows. On a knit row you’ll just have to reach your knitting needle down to one of the “loops” in the row with the hole. Not just the row, oh no, you’ll have to reach down to the very stitch with a hole. Knit that stitch like normal.
Finish knitting that row and purling the next.