Saturday, April 28, 2012
3KCBWDay6 Improving Your Skillset
This entry is part of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week.
We can do all things through a few good reference books and the Internet. I've made a mobius cowl. Do I remember the weird caston I used? Nope. But if I make another one, I'll look up the Cat Bodhi video again. If I make enough of them, the technique will stick.
I don't know how to do double knitting, but a friend fell in love with a cowl pattern that uses it, so I'll learn how to do it.
I didn't know how to knit backwards (and would have to look it up again, if I'm honest), but I decided it would be handy when I was in my entrelac scarf phase, so I learned.
This has been my theory about lots of knit techniques. If I see something I want to make, I figure out how to do the things in the pattern.
Except for steeking. Steeking scares me.
Then I saw this:
This is really pretty. I want it to be mine.
So, I'm going to learn to steek.
And that is how I learn new techniques.