Coolest New (to Me) Technique EVER

I am so stoked because I just did the coolest thing ever. You know how I had resurrected my ability to graft, right? And you know I’m doing a test knit, right? Well, those two things combined have created one of my very proudest knitting moments so far. Ready? Wait for it….

I grafted in pattern.

Yeah. That’s right! I grafted in pattern. The test knit I’m doing is a toque. It has a long cabled panel that is supposed to be seamed together on the short ends to make a loop that forms the sides of the hat. Well, I hate seaming so I did a provisional cast on thinking I would just graft the two edges together instead. When the time came to do just that, I realized it wouldn’t look right to do it in stockinette since, duh, the two edges were in pattern. My google-fu was good tonight because the second option I clicked on for “grafting in pattern” was pure gold. It was a little fiddly and it took a while, but it wasn’t really hard.

The icing on the cake? I left enough yarn for four times the length to be grafted and ran out about two thirds of the way through. So I did a freakin’ Russian join on the yarn I was grafting with. I hope someone else is as excited about all this as I am because there’s no one awake right now I can brag to. I keep trying to tell the cats how awesome I am but they are characteristically underwhelmed.

Can you see the grafted row?

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No? I’ll give you a hint. It’s the one with the string of yarn trailing out of it on the left. Yep, that one. Pretty cool, huh? I did make two mistakes, but they’re so minor that I don’t think even I will ever see them (especially because I plan to be wearing the hat, not looking at it). Not worth attempting to fix at all.

So, yeah. I’m pretty thrilled. Here are the kitties who are completely failing to recognize my prowess:

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6 comments

  1. rachel · August 9, 2015

    Looks amazing!!!

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  2. Lizi's Life · August 9, 2015

    Looking good!! Until you said which part you’d grafted I was looking at it blind. So I guess that give you a big thumbs up from me 👍
    BTW I hate grafting 😁

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Orange Smoothie · August 9, 2015

    Great job! (I’m up late, too!)
    And don’t be upset because it takes a lot to impress cats, LOL!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Maggienesium · August 9, 2015

    Sweeeet! Congratulations!!! Grafting in pattern sounds insane and you’re a total bad ass for making it work!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. FogKnits · August 11, 2015

    Grafting in pattern is definitely an accomplishment to be proud of! I’d be telling everyone (including the cat!) too!

    Like

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