Saturday, January 19, 2019

Going in Circles!

 So, I thought I would try to convert this common dishcloth pattern to a machine knit one!
And it worked!
Now usually this is knit in all garter stitch but that is not so easily achieved on a knitting machine.
I hand manipulated the 3 stitches on the edges so it wouldn't curl--
it was fun to grab a few minutes to knit a wedge!!!!
 The work took place over a small number of needles-17-20 throughout the knit
 since you work on only half of the diameter at a time. 
 I did have to work out how many rows per wedge (8) 
would equal what percentage of 360 degrees so I would knot how many wedges!  
It works out each wedge was about 25.7 degrees 
so 14 of them were needed to make a circle!
I kept bringing the finished wedges up to see where I was for closing in on the complete circle!
All in all, a good exercise in a 'what if' train of thought.....!

6 comments:

  1. Well done. I had no idea so much could be done with a knitting machine.

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  2. It's always fun to follow your thoughts down a rabbit hole and make it work! Well done!

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  3. It's so pretty! I love the circular pattern in the center.

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  4. I am not sure I would have ever needed to figure that one out. But it is fun to put your mind to work and be creative at the same time!

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  5. You should write a book! Knitting Machine Magic!

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  6. Fun! See, who says we never use Algebra/Geometry after high school — crafters use both regularly.

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