Don't be shy! With all the fun over at Kerstin's, I was inspired to have a little game here at The Blues! Just puzzle out the little knitting brain bender below, send me a correct answer, and your name will go into the knitting bag. A lucky blog reader will win a prize! Woo Hoo! Here it is:
This week I am writing a pattern and working up a sweater for a knit-for-hire thing I do occasionally. Initially I had planned a two row rib followed by a section of stockinette stitch. After knitting the back of the garment, the powers that be decided that the rib had to go, the piece would start with stockinette stitch. I continued on my not quite so merry way, knitting up the front, all along considering my options. Re-knitting that back was a very unappealling notion, one that wasn't happening if I could help it. I thought picking out from the bottom and knitting back down might work, but that would have left a bind off edge that wouldn't look the same as the cast on the front sported. Then it came to me! I could pick out from the bottom, then cast on, knit and graft the new piece on! A stroke of genius, right? Yeah, right! The dilemma, and your mission, should you choose to accept it: On the front I had twenty-six rows of stockinette stitch to match up to. After the almost excruciating picking of the back bottom edge, I laid the piece down, right side up and counted the knitted rows of stockinette stitch-I had twenty-three. The puzzle: What to do for the new, to be grafted on piece? You know, how many rows, etc. Be specific in your answers knit-bloggers. My luck, you'll all get it first try (I did not-but I will have some in progress photos to show in the next couple of days) and I will feel a bit thick. That's okay, I hope this is a fun little brain teaser for you all. Remember, studies show that working your brain on puzzle type activities helps prevent Alzheimer's Disease! Anything I can do to help! Good Luck!