One of my 2021 goals is to improve a few of my knitting skills. For today's Three on Thursday, I thought I'd share several of those skills. So that this post has some photos, I'm including a pattern to go along with each.
The Yellow Queen Sweater by Veronika Lindberg
First, I really, really want to improve my colorwork skills. I can knit fair isle and intarsia and I'm okay with the results but I'd like to feel more confident and relaxed when I knit them. I want to be able to talk and fair isle at the same time rather than obsessively looking back and forth between my knitting and the pattern while mumbling numbers and glaring at anyone who dares to speak to me. I'd like to feel confident going into a project that it will turn out the size planned rather than being drawn in so tight the garment is six sizes too small or so large and loosely knit it looks like a poorly made, old, torn fishing net rather than the intended item.
Triangle Entrelac Shawl by Diane Conroy
I also really, really want to learn how to knit backwards so that I can knit entrelac without having to constantly turn my work. Entrelac can create some of THE most gorgeous designs but I absolutely despise flipping my knitting back and forth. I will learn how to knit backwards if it kills me!
Headband with a twist by Mirella Moments
And third, I want to learn to knit while I walk. This may prove difficult. Very, very difficult. I can barely walk and talk at the same time, but I have taught myself to read and knit so maybe someday, with enough practice and a few bloody knees, I will be able to walk and knit at the same time. (And yes, a little insider trading tip for you... I suggest you all rush out and buy stock in Band-Aids!)
So, do you have 2021 knitting goals? I can't wait to hear about them.