I have nothing new to show you. Despite knitting most of the weekend there is exactly the same amount of yarn in Miss Lindsay’s dress now as there was 4 days ago. And that means I did some serious ripping and reknitting and ripping again.
I started doing skirt increases at the rate of 4 sts over 3 rnds. This may have been close to the right rate of increase but I needed more points of increase and to get stop the ribbing down the front. Riippppp.
So I tried putting in a definate waist line of garter stitch to end the ribbing panel. It looked like crap. Riippp.
So I tried some seed stitch to finish the front ribbing decoratively and started increasing at the rate of 8 sts over 3 rnds. I’m sure you’re laughing at me for trying to increase so quickly but I did have some logic behind this. If you decrease 8 sts every round for a flat topped Norwegian hat, won’t 8 sts every 3rd round give you a 30 degree angle??? Nope.
After more disheartening frogging I went back to EZ’s Knitter’s Almanac where she talks about increase angles and baby leggings. Increasing at a little more than one stitch per round sounded about right. Right now I’m trying an increase of 11 sts over 9 rnds.
Shoulder devil is shrieking “Just do it like this. Who cares if it’s perfect? You’ve frogged enough!” Shoulder angel is whispering “At least take it off the needle to check. You want to be happy with this.” Oh, shut up and let me knit! Wah wah wah.