The Let’s Chat series is a thread on my Ravelry forum where a new conversation topic related to knitting is posted every week. Participants in the threads are entered into a monthly giveaway where they can win either one of my patterns, yarn in my stash or receive a surprise package filled with goodies from Japan!
Everyone has their own comfort and enjoyability level when it comes to knitting. For me, I enjoy knitting garter stitch because of it's simplicity and the resulting wonderful texture, but sometimes I find myself needing a good lace chart to focus on. I have a more difficult time wanting to knit intricate cables as I find using the cable needle cumbersome. And as much as I love the look of stockinette, it can get tiring after a while (but I suppose the upside to it is because it is such a simple stitch, you can get it over with quicker!). One new technique I have found myself really enjoying is fair isle. I was always hesitant to want to design fair-isle for my patterns but after the first couple of practices (both flat and in the round) I really like it! Having to pay attention to the chart doesn't bother me at all and the concentration needed to manage the floats, change colors and reading the chart correctly really draws me in. It's still a slow process for me since I "throw" knit, but it's truly enchanting.
So how about you? What knitting techniques do you enjoy while knitting? What design elements capture your attention and keep you invested for the entirety of the knit? Share your thoughts on the Ravelry thread here!
I thought my moderator asked a really good question last week so I thought I would share some of the answers I found to be really helpful (though I did enjoy reading everyone's responses!). The question was: how do you keep track of your projects?
Some of the answers:
And lastly from Sofichan:
(She included pictures of it as well, so cool!)