I have to hand it to the Nordic people! They really make pretty patterns, whether in serene Nordic colors, or more typical colors for me (pink and purple).
Things to Learn other than Gauge
Both of these areas have a stitch on top of it, that both start with that same color. Working it was just awkward (kinda like the way it is when you start a row).
If I was to do it again, I’d take the yarn tail from that first stitch and catch it a few stitches to the right of it. This way, in the next row, I wouldn’t be dealing with that awkward “start”.
Knitting this little swatch also trained my brain in how the stitch pattern worked.
One Other Thing that I Might Change
Depending on what I was planning to do with it (meaning, as long as there weren’t umpteen repeats on it), I think I’d like to use duplicate stitch and work the flower in a different color. I might only do every other or every third flower, so that it’s something special.
Selbu Floral Border Chart
About the Reviewer: Jody Richards
Jody is the founder and lead editor of Knotions. She loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches.
She’s also on a mission to get everyone to embrace the blocking. And, to avoid using garter stitch edges in swatches.
And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).