Thursday, May 11, 2006

A Tale of Two Sweaters

There are two sweaters on the sticks right now...

There's the never finished Bless:

Ripping Bless
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

I like the feel of the Rowan Cork, but here's the problem--the stretch. I put the zipper in and am not happy with the way that it has stretched and become wavy. I'm going to rip out the zipper and put in the ribbon to stabilize the yarn before I sew in the zipper. This SHOULD help, but we'll see. It isn't bad now, but I think I will wear this one quite a bit and want the zipper to look correct.

The other sweater is a joy. Here's the lopi sweater I'm working on:

Lopi Sweater
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

I finished the body and then the two arms. You join them all in a circle and knit the yoke in the round--very little finishing this way! I put 7 stitches on holders under the arm and will graff those together at the end. Notice that the sweater is inside out? I read that knitting inside out will help to stretch the stranding properly--and it is working nicely so far.

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Backyard Leaves Scarf

Eloise from Jane Ellison


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