i have this swatch.
it looks very simple,
but i knit it almost two years ago
and i have absolutely no idea what the stitches are.
i’ve stared at it until my eyes get blurry.
i’ve written down every possible stitch combo that i can think of.
at this point i’ve reknit them all and nothing comes close.
now, it’s an easy stitch pattern. i know that it is.
the result is a very simple textural-ness
that really appeals to me.
fed up, i’d almost
decided to throw the little swatch away
as seeing it everyday on my bulletin board
and not being able to conquer it was really dragging me down.
then yesterday morning,
i took a little ride with my friend wendy.
we talked about everything (like we always do)
and i finally got round to a little vent about the ‘swatch with no name’.
without missing a beat, she (focused on driving at the time) said,
“can’t you just undo the bind off and gently pull the stitches out
to see what they were in the first place?”
can’t i just undo…?
hey, why didn’t i think of that?!?
it took me all of five minutes this afternoon to unbind
a few rows and figure out the stitches that have been so eluding me for weeks.
for letting me consistently
bum rides to in the loop sit ‘n’ knits
and especially this week, thank you for seeing through my confusion
to the straightforward answer
that has been right in front of me all along.
‘name’ taken from 1:3 of song of songs.
(this is an ongoing series of posts chronicling
the process of my yet to be released collaboration with classic elite yarns.
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