As part of the Olympics spirit, Ravelry staged the Ravellenics Games. I signed onto Team Wandering Wool. My sport? The Holden Shawlette knit with Wandering Wool's Helvellyn Sock yarn, cranberry bog. She has lots of other delicious colors.
This was a fairly quick knitting pattern and the lace pattern was easy to follow and memorize. I started the project on August 2 and completed it August 9.
My only concern was the bind off. The pattern called for a Picot bind off. ... The what?
My dilemma was attempting something new (and messing it up) or going for it.
Well, we all know that Olympians don't shirk the tough stuff, right? So, I dove in and was delighted to see the result. The picot bind off produces little bead-like ends, which give this pattern a wonderful finish.
Now on to complete my husband's sweater!
|Details of wave pattern and Picot bind off.|