18 September 2015

QUATREFOIL CUPS


Great news! The Quatrefoil Cups is back, reknited and republished!

They are incredibly addictive and absolutely adorable. Each cup begins with a provisional cast on and is knitted flat, back and forth. Each one consists of four short segments and you've got the anticipation of a turn to look forward to, as well as seeing it take shape.



I've made a number of them over the summer and thought that it looks particularly fetching in variegated yarn; you can see the bursts of colour change and highlight the bias shape of a cup beautifully.

The cups are all 3 inches / 7.5 cm in diametre, perfect for a similarly sized cup (or a bottle) with varied lengths; two were knitted in a DK weight and one in a very light Worsted weight yarns. Ideally you'd like for your garter stitch to be quite firm here to hold its shape a little and I would advise erring or a slightly smaller needles than you'd usually use for a DK gauge.
The size can be easily adjusted by altering the number of garter ridges you work in between pivoting points.

There are two techniques that are introduced here, and are crucial to making the cups, the provisional cast on and the kitchener stitch; both are well described in the instructions, with the cast on also illustrated with step-by-step pictures. If you've not tried either of these techniques before, they are really fun and easy once you'e got yourself into the rhythm.


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