As I mentioned in my last blog post, I am knitting another Viajante, but as I did with my last one, I have changed the rate of increase. A couple of you requested more information about what I did.
As designed, Viajante is a long skinny tube that slowly widens. I knit my first one according to the pattern. (This was knit using Kauni 8/2 Effektgarn in the Rainbow colorway.)
The resulting piece is pretty, but not as wearable as one may like. Because it is so skinny, I have to wear it bunched up around the neck because it is only about halfway down the piece that it is wide enough to fit across the shoulders. So when I re-knit it, I widened it quite a bit at the top to accommodate my shoulders. This one is in Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere.
I have worn this version quite a few times.
I did not keep track of exactly what I did, but I increased on both sides until it was big enough across the shoulders, then I continued increasing on one side only.
For my current Viajante, I did the garter stitch collar as directed. Then once I started working in the round, I increased on each side on every row until it looked wide enough to fit nicely over the shoulders. Then I changed the rate of increase so that on one side I increased on every other row, and on the other side I increased on ever 4th row. No decreases.
I am nearing completion — I have just started the bind-off. This one will be shorter than the other two because I have less yarn — just under 1,000 yards. But I am using a sportweight instead of fingering weight, so it won’t be too much shorter.
The winner of my review copy of A Playful Palette of 10 Knitted Accessories by Tabitha Hedrick is Jean in California, who has been emailed. Thanks to everyone who left a comment to be entered in the giveaway.
Meanwhile, Loki is resting up for playtime.