Friday, 21 July 2017

Little Check

            Ah finially the prescheduled posts have caught up to me, damn I should've written one
Something my dentist would 100% have in his office
yesterday but I had to help my mother at work. Seriously I was so pooped I slept from 12-12 that's excessive even for me! I have been busy over the last few days, including going to the dentist. Now I only mention the dentist because my dentist, who is a very good dentist and always tells me off, is very funny. I can remember at least... 5 stories about the dentist where he was weird/funny but when I went to the dentist last wednesday I laughed so hard I cried. Me and my brother were in the dentists office, and suddenly the light short circuited blowing out the whole building. The dentist tries the circuit breaker but ultimately decides the light on the dentists chair is enough as we were the last patients that day, now the next thing I said was "dentist in the dark I guess" sparked the mad part of the dentists brain so whilst weilding a metal tool the dentist sang "Dentist in the daaaaark... Poking at your teeeeeth" To the style of dancing in the dark. Needless to say everyone in the room fell about laughing including the dental nurse. The dentist is a maniac, he's great.

            Right on with todays stitch. Little stitch is an ancient stitch, that possibly dates all the way back to the earliest arabic knitting even though it doesn't include the traditional arabic twisted stitches. (this is likely because the stitch has changed over time) The pattern is formed of small squares of stockinette knitwise against a backgound of stockinette purlwise.

Swatch is as follows: 4ply - 2.5mm needles -31st x 40st - German Twist CON - Surprisingly Stretchy COFF

Pattern for working flat:
CON: multiple of 10st +1
Row 1 - *P*
Row 2 - K4*P3,K7*K4
Row 3 - P4*K3,P7*P4
Row 4 - Row 2
Row 5 - *P*
Row 6 - *K*
Row 7 & 9 - K2*P7,K3*K2
Row 8   - P2*K7,P3*P2
Row 10 - *K*

            Personally I don't much like this pattern, its... alright? I guess? It's not particularly interesting is it's problem and it's also not particularly pretty it's mostly just meh. It's basically a slightly more interesting version of purl-side stockinette stitch, which isn't exactly a high bar given that stockinette is known as "plain" knitting. The most interesting thing about it is it's age but it's not surprising that it's old given it's simplicity. At least it's easy enough to knit. Happy Knitting!

A picture of an ancient egyptian knitter ( I couldnt find an arabic one)

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