On the Hook 26/9/20

For reasons I won’t go into here, I missed my post last week. I managed 37 straight weeks of posting every Saturday, which is still pretty impressive!

So here I am today with an update on non-secret things…

Last time I was experimenting with a spiral jumper, and I was thinking perhaps the spirals weren’t as spirally as I would like. So I started again to try out front post double trebles instead of front post trebles. On the first attempt I was increasing on every row and it got all ripply, so on the second attempt I increased on every other row. It’s working really well, spiralling nicely and not getting ripply, and I’m happy with it now.

Here’s what I have so far:

This is a rough pattern of what I’ve done so far:

Foundation: 84 foundation dcs, ss to join.

Row 1: ch2, tr in each stitch, ss into first st.

Row 2: ch2, *3tr, fpdtr in stitch in row 1 but 2sts back from where you are currently**, repeat from * to ** until the end of the round, ss into first st.

Row 3: ss into first 2 st, ch2, *2tr, tr2tog, fpdtr in row 2 (2sts back)**, repeat from * to ** until the end of the round, ss into first st.

Row 4: ss into first 2 st, ch2, *4tr, fpdtr in row 3 (2sts back)**, repeat from * to ** until the end of the round, ss into first st.

Row 5: ss into first 2 st, ch2, *3tr, tr2tog, fpdtr in row 4 (2sts back)**, repeat from * to ** until the end of the round, ss into first st.

Row 6: ss into first 2 st, ch2, *5tr, fpdtr in row 5 (2sts back)**, repeat from * to ** until the end of the round, ss into first st.

Row 7: ss into first 2 st, ch2, *4tr, tr2tog, fpdtr in row 6 (2sts back)**, repeat from * to ** until the end of the round, ss into first st.

Row 8: ss into first 2 st, ch2, *6tr, fpdtr in row 5 (2sts back)**, repeat from * to ** until the end of the round, ss into first st.

Row 9: ss into first 2 st, ch2, *5tr, tr2tog, fpdtr in row 6 (2sts back)**, repeat from * to ** until the end of the round, ss into first st.

Row 10: ss into first 2 st, ch2, *7tr, fpdtr in row 5 (2sts back)**, repeat from * to ** until the end of the round, ss into first st.

Row 11: ss into first 2 st, ch2, *6tr, tr2tog, fpdtr in row 6 (2sts back)**, repeat from * to ** until the end of the round, ss into first st.

Row 12: ss into first 2 st, ch2, *8tr, fpdtr in row 5 (2sts back)**, repeat from * to ** until the end of the round, ss into first st.

[ch2 at beginning of round doesn’t count as a stitch throughout, UK terms used]

Hopefully you can see the way it’s developing. When I create the fpdtr I am in effect adding a stitch, as I’m not skipping anything, so on the even rows I’m increasing by one stitch on each of the panels. On the rows in between, the tr2tog stops the increase. I slip stitch across 2 stitches at the beginning of each row so I don’t have a join in the middle of one of the panels, and the join stays kind of hidden behind one of the lines of the spiral.

Here’s a close-up if you’re interested in the detail:

Not entirely sure what I’m doing when we get to the sleeves. Or when I’m going to stop increasing the yoke. But I guess that’s the fun of making it up as you go along 🙂

Published by Suzy Shipman

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