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I am putting the finishing touches on my Pi[knit], worked in MadelineTosh Light neon peach and big sur, and I am loving the freedom of embroidering this piece. As a maker, knitting is my primary outlet, but I am always excited by the opportunity to explore a new crafting endeavor. I can't say that embroidery is somethng that I do often, but this knit was screaming for embellishment and I'm so happy with the way it is turning out.

I was recently listening to an Invisibilia episode on which they examined the concept of fear. In this episode they highlighted the fear of rejection, something that sounded all too familiar. In so many respects, the fear of not being good enough, of being unliked or overlooked, influence my choices, but with creating, those fears do not exist. Creating is my calm. And this piece is a conscious stream of my creative freedom. If you are interested in exploring your own creative stream of consciourness, do it! But here is what I did.

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CO 85 sts.

Work rib pattern for 6 in.

Beging transitioning to seed pattern by converting 1 rib on every RS row [one rib covers 4 sts. K2, P2 becomes K1, P3 and P2, K2 becomes P1, K3]. You can mark the converted ribs with removable stitch markers to help keep tack of which ribs still need to be converted.

Once the last rib has been converted, work in seed pattern for 6 in.

Begin transitioning back to rib pattern by converting one rib on every RS row [K1, P3 becomes K2, P2 and P1, K3 becomes P2, K2]. You can mark the converted ribs with removable stitch markers to help keep tack of which ribs still need to be converted.

Once the last rib has been converted work in rib pattern for 2 in.

Beging transitioning to seed pattern by converting 1 rib on every RS row [K2, P2 becomes K1, P3 and P2, K2 becomes P1, K3]. You can mark the converted ribs with removable stitch markers to help keep tack of which ribs still need to be converted.

Once the last rib has been convert work in seed pattern until almost out of yarn.

BO and seam ends, taking care to line up the rib repeats.

Once seamed, block piece to set dye. Before embroidering wash contrast yarn to set dye. It will bleed.

Embroider. And have fun! I embroidered across the seam and to highlight the rib transitions.

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Note:

For all rows sl first st Kwise.

For all rows K last st.

Rib Pattern:

Row 1: K2, P2 until last 4 sts. K2, P1, K1.

Row 2: P2, K2 to end.

Seed Pattern:

Row 1: K1, P3 until last 4 sts. K1, P2, K1.

Row 2: P1, K3 to end.

Transitioning notes:

I transitioned my ribs in a random, organic manner. You may also transition sequentially, or 2 at a time to transition symmetrically. [There are 21 ribs total].

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