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Well, you get the idea. Impossible for me to work from. So, I rewrote the pattern in a more traditional way that was much easier for me.
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I thought I was ready to rumble. Then I found another snag. There was a piece of the pattern which absolutely didn’t work for me. I knit, frogged, knit, frogged, knit, frogged. Finally, I emailed Kieran Foley, the designer. She was an absolute angel. I explained I was stuck on CDD4 on row 5, she sent instructions and I was on my way. I love knitwear designers. They really want knitters to love their pattern and be successful. Well, I wasn’t exactly on my way. I tried 7 different yarns and colorways before I found the perfect one. The one I originally thought was perfect had black in it (of course) and the black hid the pattern. If the color change was too long, the pattern didn’t show. If the color change was too small, the pattern didn’t show. (Is this a 3 bears moment, or what?!?!?). Finally I found one that was just right. It was Trekking XXL a German yarn in colorway J1 383-7. Are you ready? On August 15 it looked like this.