For some reason, I'm increasingly interested in Tunisian stitch. I'm really enjoying the double hook crochet, but I don't quite know what's attracting me about Tunisian. The stitch's habit of leaning way off to one side and tendency to curl irritate me. The double hook technique eliminates that. Yet, I can't help wanting to explore the method.
Which lead me to working on Tunisian in the round. A double hook is required, but the piece isn't turned like double hook crochet. Here's my first experiment. A can cozie (because even in experimentation, I must make something useful... *L*) done in Tunisian simple stitch. (I'll be posting a step-by-step with a different stitch later.)
In picking the yarns, I just grabbed two of the same type of yarn - some Handicrafter Cotton - that wasn't being used for something else, which had me using a variegated yarn with a yarn made up for 4 different coloured strands. I thought it would be pretty horrid, but the nature of the stitch seems to have made it a lot nicer than I expected.
The cozie is topped with a round of slip stitch worked into the same vertical post that the Tunisian simple stitch (tss) is worked into. Aside from giving it a more finished look, it got rid of the curl.
I started by making a simple disk to the size needed. Usually I make my cozies with a 3.50mm hook, as the small size makes for a strongly self-supporting shape. My double sized hook (I only have the one) is a 6.00mm Starting from 8 sc into a 4 ch ring, getting the size I needed meant increasing to a round of 32 stitches, instead of my usual 40 stitches with the smaller hook. When it came time to work up the sides, I used the back loops only to get it started.
I worked the sides up in a spiral. Here, the top of the cozie is flipped to show what the inside looks like.
I was rather pleased with how it turned out. The resulting cozie is a lot softer and floppier than I like for the use I'm putting it to. For that, I'd go with a smaller hook and the same yarn. I just don't happen to have one.
With this one under my belt, I decided to make a second one and take photos as it progressed. Time to go start on that. :-)