Hat 45So I've had the Bond/ISM for years and really never tried ribbing on it. I did a closed cast on - something else I'm not really great at. I decided on an easy rib of k3, p1.
With the machine, you knit the amount of rows you want and then undo every 4th stitch and latch it up. Fun and I'm happy that I was able to try these two techniques and get them almost right.
I say almost because I forgot to use a smaller keyplate for the ribbing to make it tighter. There's always next time.
Hat 46Now this one is a "Hybrid Hat". I knit the stockinette body all on the machine and worked the ribbing with smaller needles by hand. Learned a new bind-off technique that produced that chain effect. I then worked the crown decreases by hand in the round with double points and sewed the little seam up.
Still took me just the same amount of time as if I had done the ribbing on the machine.
Hat 47Finally finished this one!
Pattern: Dylan's Beanie by Woolly Wormhead
I used #6 needles and Caron Rainbow Yarn
And that's all for now.....
Still working on the Juliet Cardi and the Sally Melville Vest.
What is taking most of my time is the last few squares of an crocheted afghan.
Arranging the squares and seaming up is next.