So I started thinking about the number 12 and found some really interesting facts: Did you know that 12 is the smallest number that can be divided by 6 numbers? (ie 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12.)
Maybe that's one of the reasons we use 12 for so many things. It is easy to package half a dozen eggs, for example. Much harder to package up half a count of 10.
When we had 12 pence (12d) to the shilling in the UK, then sweets could be sold as so many per shilling so you could easily buy a quarter or half of the amount. So much harder with decimals…
When we were looking through the stitch patterns for our Reversible Knitting Stitches book, for example, we sorted the samples into categories and very early on in the process found that we had 12 of them, so we went ahead and set up 12 chapters.
So, over the next 12 days, I am going to post a series of 12 blogposts, each one featuring a stitch from the book and showing a knitting pattern where the stitch has been used.
The book includes two different versions. The double-sided version has cables on both sides, while the single-sided version has cables just on one face with a plain rib on the other. That one is marginally easier to work and a little flatter too.
To read more about the Verwood Cushions pattern, please click here and for information about our Reversible Knitting Stitches E-book, please click here.
Until tomorrow – Happy Reversible Knitting!
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