Mama Knits Crochets and Quilts

Mama Knits Crochets and Quilts

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Eyelets — To Fill or Not To Fill

The hexagonal labyrinth piece, knit in variegated green, is done.  It will be incorporated somewhere in a modular knit poncho that has been inspired by my walking an actual labyrinth in Chautauqua, NY.  The path of the knitted labyrinth is solid garter stitch, the path borders are eyelets.  I saw this same pattern completed with a crocheted bit filling in the eyelets.  This makes the winding path more distinct.  I thought if I filled in mine with gray yarn, it would really mimic the rocky border of the real labyrinth.  Plus, I think the bit of gray will tie in to the yarn I have pulled for the rest of the poncho.  Without it, this part will be just a big green hexagon.  So far, I have one path of eyelets filled in, and I’m not sure what I think about it.  It took a bit of fiddling to figure out how to do the crochet stitch (hook on top, yarn underneath, pull a loop through the eyelet and slip stitch, keeping stitches loose), and it is tricky getting the stitches to come out the same size.  I think I will stitch in the other path, and then work up the poncho.  At the end I can see how I feel about it.  It should be pretty easy to pull out, if I decide I’d rather have eyelets.  Any opinions so far?