The timing is perfect, since I've wanted for some time to practice various increases to see how they work with different stitches and configurations. In the US, green is the color of money. The phrase "green back" is slang for dollar, since the dollar is (or at least used to be) green. So, this effort seemed a good way to use up some of the green yarn that had not yet found the right project.
I've finished a couple of these test knits, but I have many more to do, which means this overall learning endeavor is definitely a work in progress. This one is my personal adaptation of the reverse miter square technique, so all the shaping is accomplished solely with increases. It's done in seed stitch with centered kfb (knit into the front and back of the stitch).
Here they are hot off the needles and unblocked. As you can see, the end result is simple and straightforward. To get to this point, I confess I had to knit, rip and restart countless times. (Yes, my middle name is Stubborn. Why do you ask?)
Front: Pure Increase
Back: Pure Increase
I'll be making more of these, which I've casually been referring to as prosperity cloths. Why? True prosperity involves far more than money, and it occurs to me that most of us would welcome more genuine prosperity into our lives. Today. Tomorrow. And the day after that, too.
These simple cloths just might be the ideal way to test the power of pure increase. What do you think?
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