This past weekend I went on one of those roadtrips in which you wake up before the sun comes up and travel all day. Luckily, I wasn’t driving, so I was able to knit the entire way there. My boyfriend and I went to a wedding, and though I hate to admit this, I made the gifts at the last minute. But they turned out great I think. I had this great idea, to knit lace around a mason jar, and put a candle in it so that when it is lit, the light shines through the eyelets. Turns out I didn’t invent this, as it’s all over pinterest and ravelry. Bummer.
I also had to use different sizes of my interchangeable needles to start because I forgot to bring the right needles.
Size 6 double pointed needles
Fingering weight yarn
Size 8 double pointed needles (or 9″ circulars)
Medium sized mason jar
With size 6 dpns, CO 28 sts. Join in the round and knit one row.
Row 2: (k6, kfb) 4 times
Row 3: k all sts
Row 4: (k7, kfb) 4 times
**switch to size 8 needles**
Rows 5-10: k all sts
Work pattern 7 times
Row 1: (k1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog), repeat until end of round
Rows 2, 3, 4: k all sts
Bind of all sts, tightly.
We had such a lovely time at the wedding together, and even enjoyed the 9 hour drive home.