I have no idea what this knitting-in-progress will turn out to be: a meditation mat, a bath mat… quién sabe. To be honest, I just really wanted an excuse to get some more Addie Olive Wood circular needles from Makers’ Mercantile.
The pattern is a basic chevron with increases and decreases. For this project, I learned how to do the mitered decrease. I’ve also seen this called the center double decrease and the S2KP2. I thought this would be challenging when holding two strands of yarn together, but it actually turned out to be pretty easy.
I was going to do a garter stitch border but decided to do a crochet border instead. My change in plans is a direct result of forgetting to actually *do* the border and not noticing until about 10 rows into the project. That’s ok, though! I like mixing knit and crochet so it gives me a chance to practice. And, sometimes, you just don’t really want to frog that much.
Tools & Techniques
Addie Olive Wood Circular Needles – Warm, smooth, and beautiful.
HiKoo CoBaSi Plus – I am using this yarn to aid in quick drying in case I end up using it as a bath mat. Plus, I really like the texture.
HiKoo Sueño – This yarn adds some softness and really nice stitch definition. Also, I just love those orange and rust colors because they remind me of my favorite flower – the poppy!
Basic Chevron Pattern (as done in this project)
r1: k1, ssk, k9, yo, (k1, yo, k10, md, k10, yo) repeat until 13 sts remain, k1, yo, k9, k2tog, k1
r2: k across (Ktbl on yarn overs)
rep r1-r2 once more
r3: k1, ssk, k9, yo, (k1, yo, k10, md, k10, yo) repeat until 13 sts remain, k1, yo, k9, k2tog, k1
r4: p across (Ptbl) on yarn overs
rep r3-r4 3 more times
Spice it up by varying the number of repeats or adding more colors!