Remember the advice to never start a new pattern late at
night? I'm pretty sure I gave that advice myself during the last crochet-along.
Too bad I didn't listen to myself. I had the first base triangle about a third
of the way done when I realized that I had missed half of the second set-up
row. Oh well, practice makes perfect right, and I did notice that my stitches
were more even on the second go-round.
I am using Cascade Yarns Cotton Rich DK in a beautiful sunny
yellow. This cotton and nylon yarn lacks the shine of the Stitch Diva Studios
Studio Silk used for the original sample. However, I think I will like the
memory the nylon brings to the table, and the yarn, made up of 3 two-plys, has
great stitch definition.
I also used a foundation single crochet in place of the
original chain and single crochet row. The foundation single crochet has more
elasticity than a chain, great for the hips. But in order to begin the first set-up row on the right
side, I had to fasten off and join the yarn at the beginning of the row.
Let's talk about the first base triangle. You will
notice that the return passes worked for the base triangle vary from the normal return pass which
begins by yarning over and drawing through one loop. Make sure you yarn over
and draw through two loops for each
return pass stitch on the base triangle. This is what creates the angle for the right side of your
triangle. Now we can look at exactly which stitches to work in. If you want to see larger versions of any of the photographs, just click on them.