Friday, July 15, 2005

Hi all-A little late but the summer is long

I'm a little late knitting this summer sweater, I know, but better late than never. I saw this sweater two months ago and knew I had to knit one. I had a few things to knit first, so it had to wait, but now I'm pretty much done and I love it. It took me only 4 days to knit which I was quite surprised about. I have yet to sew in the ends and I have to find a good button for the front, but it's done and it fits. I'm thinking of knitting a second one and extending the waist down a bit like Tami made hers.
I had a few questions I wanted to ask while knitting, but I didn't want to wait for the answers so I just kept knitting. Did anyone else knit 10 rows more than in the pattern called for just before you separate the sleeves from the main body? Am I that big that I need 10 more rows? I ripped twice trying to get it to fit at this stage and the only thing that worked was 10 rows more. I'll post my picture as soon as I get it done.


Sunday, July 03, 2005


Quick question: I am at the section where you add the sleeve stitches, and I'm confused. Can someone tell me which are the "sleeves" and which is the body? is it this:

sleeve PM sleeve PM body PM sleeve PM sleeve


sleeve PM body PM body PM body PM sleeve

I thought it was the second way but I also remembered less markers so I'm not sure how to proceed.


Newbie and new sweaters!

Hi! I've just started the minisweater after being a longtime reader of Stefanie's blog. I also just finished her One Skein Wonder and a friend finished her minisweater in 2 days so I was ready to start my own.

Today I cast on not one but two minisweaters. I started one in Rowan Cork, then decided I didn't like the garter stitch border but instead of frogging it, I decided to restart in my Rowan DK Marl. I'm not sure if it will work out or if I'll have enough DK Marl to finish, so I'm completing both simultaneously, if possible.

I'll put some photos on my blog later today if I can't get them uploaded here.