Yesterday, I added the dark, lacy bit, on the right, with the turquoise rows on top of it. Today I’m concentrating on the V-shaped area just east of the Cowlick (the slip-stitch square sticking out like a sore thumb on top). I’m going to build a ribbed triangle to fit the space, exactly. Credit for this little trick goes to Prudence Mapstone, the Maestro of Freeform. It is extremely useful, since V-shaped spaces seem to pop up A LOT in Freeform!
Pick up three stitches at the lowest point of the V; one stitch from the right side, one from the lowest spot, and one from the left side. From here on, knit in “K1,P1 ribbing”, but add a new stitch at the end of every row by inserting the needle into the side edge and pulling a loop through. If the shape demands it, you can add more stitches or none at all.
Continue in this way until you reach the top of your side edges, or go beyond. In the photo, below, I’ve inserted my crochet hook into the last stitch left from binding off, so that I can join it to the side edge. This will make a smoother transition than if I’d just pulled the tail through it.
Here’s how it looks, now. At this point, the piece is about as big as my hand, and I’m not sure if I will add more to this one or begin a new scrumble. I guess we’ll know tomorrow!
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