It’s day 4 of our 30 Day Sweater Knitting Challenge, and today I’ll be talking about knitting without looking.
I needed to find a chunk of time to work on my sweater without distraction, so I decided to head to the movies to watch Captain America: Civil War.
It’s a great place to focus on something other than your knitting while your doing a lot of stockinette, which this sweater is mostly made of.
Unfortunately I don’t have any great tips on learning to knit without looking.
It’s something that comes with practice over time.
But once you master it your TV and movie watching time becomes super productive (and with the new season of Game of Thrones in full swing that’s very helpful)!
SO, I would suggest that you start with a gauge swatch and do a row or two. Then look at your work and see if you made any mistakes.
Eventually you’ll be able to read your knitting with your fingers, like a blind person, and be able to tell knits and purls apart.
There are some good tips in this video:
How To Knit Without Looking via Untangling Knots
The Next 4 Inches
I got a lot more knitting done in the theater than I anticipated. About 2 1/2 inches.
It’s apparent that I’m knitting at a rate of about an inch an hour. That’s no bueno.
It’s going to be a challenge to find 4 hours a day to knit, so I’m going to need to work on efficiency and getting a row in here and there.
I’m loving the fabric this yarn is creating. I can’t wait to see how an even bigger section looks.
Here’s my progress so far:
Ok so we’re 8 inches in. Tomorrow I’m going to show you how to fix a mistake in your fabric a few rows down (because I made one).