Howdy, knitters! Sorry for the radio silence around here. I’ve been knitting, working, yoga-ing, reading, knitting . . . you know, the usual.
There has been ongoing Geek-A-Long knitting, and the most recent square was a challenge! Check it out:
This is the Psychonauts square. See the question marks in the bottom left portion? To make those appear in the right orientation on the opposite side, you have to dip into what’s called “extreme double-knitting.”
Extreme Double-Knitting is a term coined by Alasdair Post-Quinn, and as far as I know, he was the first one to publish anything about how to do it. His book Extreme Double-Knitting: New Adventures in Reversible Colorwork explains the basic principles and shows how a non-reversible double knitting chart might look. He doesn’t go into the technical details about how to actually produce such a chart, however, and I had no idea how to accomplish such a feat.
After a lot of looking and thinking, it seemed like the best thing for me to do would be to try to create the chart in Excel. It took awhile, but I finally managed to figure it out. Here’s the “back” side of the square:
I can’t tell you how happy those properly oriented question marks make me. It’s the small things, I guess.
This week’s square is from a game I’ve never heard of called Katamari Damacy. I have no clue what it’s about, but I like the square. I started it during the Super Bowl.
The weather here is: snow.
What’s going on in your knitterly world?