Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Day 293 and Ball Band

I make an effort not to be a snobby knitter/crocheter and yes indeed it does require effort sometimes. The biggest brand names in yarn have huge websites and thousands of patterns that have been designed specifically for use with their yarns. These patterns are given away for free in the hopes that the crafter will buy the exact yarns called for in the pattern. It's a very clever marketing technique, but also it's very generous and most folks have no scruples whatsoever about using whatever yarn they see fit to use.

This is the type of pattern that would come on a Ball band and I make an effort not to scoff just because the humble pattern is on the inside of a curled piece of paper.

Size P hook
1 ball Wool Ease thick and Quick from Lion Brand
Tapestry needle.

Chain 135. (or any multiple of 4 +3)
Row 1: DC into the second and every following chain.
Row 2: Chain 3, turn. Dc into the second stitch. * skip 2 sts, 1 Trbl into the 3rd and 4th stitches, then crossing the stitches in front work 1 trbl into each of the skipped stitches* repeat to the last 2 stitches, DC2.
Row 3: Chain 3, turn. DC into the second and every following stitch.
Weave in ends.

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