Counterchange DK

Counterchange DK shawl draped on a hanger.
Counterchange DK

I am delighted to be able to say that I’ll be releasing the Double Knit version of Counterchange on Thursday this week – 11 March.  It will probably later in the day as I do like to do some last minute checking before pressing the Publish button on Ravelry.  I’ve done quite a few changes to the pattern for this version. It has i-cord edges, which I think are much neater than the ribbed ones I used for the 4 ply version. It also used ‘make 1’ for the increases on the first side instead of a yarn over. I liked the yarn over, but some of my testers found the fact that both sides didn’t have a hole next to the diagonal edge a problem. 

I’ve also added a lot more information in the pattern. The middle bit that has both the change from increases each right side row to decreases and the transfer of the background and motif colours. Side 1 has a pale motif on a dark background, whereas side 2 has a dark motif on a pale background. This is the meaning of the word Counterchange. In this version all this is fully charted so it’s much easier to follow. 

I am almost certainly going to publish it as a pay what you can pattern. It seems to be the right way to go about things as I would prefer people to be able to use my patterns, but don’t think making them free is the right option, particularly considering the amount of work that goes into them. I haven’t totally investigated this yet but I’ve got another two days to go so am hopeful that it won’t be not too complicated. 

So I’ll write again with the actual details on Thursday and hopefully won’t have too many crises of confidence between now and then.  

One comment

  1. Well done! I don’t think you should have ANY crises of confidence!! I’m glad you explained whatcounterchange’ meant as I had never understood this term. Unfortunately for me, it’s all above my head because I gave up knitting years ago when nothing I knitted ever worked out! I went onto crochet instead, and on it I am stuck! Best of luck with your pattern though!

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