Friday, February 23, 2007

Voila

I know, three posts in one week. Contain youselves.

I finished up the weekend sweater on Monday after several attempts at the yoke and neckline.

I used the Handy Book of Sweater Patterns as a jumping off point. I didn't get all creative this time around, but, I did have to finagle a bit to get the fit just right. I still don't know if I am completely satisfied.

When I followed the recommended spacing for the yoke decrease rows of every 2", I found that it bound over my shoulders and was uncomfortably snug. So, I added another couple of rows between the second and third set of decreases. This helped tremendously.

I also started the neck shaping a bit sooner and added more short-rows. I like the look of the sweater but think that the front of the necklike is a bit too high. Because I was afraid of this, I didn't weave in the last end from the bind-off (loving the EZ sewn bind off, btw).

I work it out to my knitting group Tuesday, and it is sort of scratchy on my neck, so I have a feeling that I will be ripping the last set of decreases out and starting the neck shaping a bit sooner. All in all, I am pretty happy with it.

4 comments:

Karen said...

Wow, it looks perfect to me!! What a wonderful job. I aspire to knit a sweater as great as that one some day!

marisa said...

I think it looks great! And three posts in a week--I am impressed! ;D

Ragan said...

It is a great sweater! Wonderful! :)

lexa said...

I really like your sweater! Nice color!