|DetroitKnitter's Traveling Double Diamonds Tree of Life Baby Throw|
I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! My Traveling Double Diamonds Tree of Life Baby Throw pattern is uploaded if anyone else wants to knit it this way. This link will take you directly the the PDF pattern which I have uploaded to my DropBox. Browse through other Ravelry members Baby Tree of Life Throw projects.
UPDATE: CHART for the Double Diamonds can be viewed here DropBox
|Twining Trees with new dividing pattern shown|
Is this hard to knit? While I hate to say it’s “difficult” it definitely requires some good knitting skills including ability to follow a pattern, reading stitches so you can KKPP and some solid knowledge of cabling - two of the cable stitches require the use of TWO cable needles for one stitch!
Personal notes follows:
Needles: I CO using Caron circs size 7 with int size 5. The Caron circs are too blunt for cabling. CO edge turned out good though.
After knitting TDD (traveling double diamonds) #1 and TDD #2, I only had a fist size ball of yarn left. TDD #2 may use a bit more yarn so to make two from one skein could possibly come up short.
Use pointier needles! Way to difficult to work 4st cables and nearly impossible to do the CDI with the stubby grey Caron needles.
|My own design: Traveling Double Diamonds|
The width is pretty consistent throughout. There is no noticeable distortion along the cable section. There is a very tiny bit of widening when starting the 2nd set of trees, which is most likely being caused by the dividing row and the trunk of the trees.
Consider writing pattern with just one border set instead of two for the TDD version. CO would be 113 and would therefore eliminate the inc/dec to 113 as is needed to begin/end the TDD pattern.
BO: 2 lengths of width of blanket was enough to do the sewn bind off. Using a moderate tug/tension during the BO kept the top edge from flaring out. Nice finish! Finish the last 2 sts of BO by sewing back 2 then 1 forward as usual then drop both sts of LHN instead of just the one. No need to do anything further with the last st. Weave to the left.