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Monday, April 07, 2008

'Round, and 'round, and 'round she goes...


I'm working on the body of the Chinese Lace Pullover now. I've got about 10 inches total knit on it and the pattern says to go to 14 inches for my size before I divide for front and back. I will probably go a little bit longer than 14 inches (maybe 16 inches), just to counteract the potential length shrinking I found in the gauge swatch, and because a little extra length means less fussing where the sweater and jeans meet (and you know what I mean).

I have two skeins of the yarn set aside for the sleeves and while I know I won't need all of the skeins for the sleeves, I might go ahead and knit the sleeves, so I know how much yarn I have left over for the body. I'm thinking about starting that today, but first I have to wind the skeins into balls. I will probably knit the sleeves flat so I can do them both at the same time.

I'm still loving this yarn and I love the colors of it. I've always loved looking at hand dyed yarns, but they don't always knit up nicely. I don't like the weird pooling you tend to get with a lot of hand dyed yarns, but this yarn isn't doing anything strange with the colors. I'm beginning to think that I might have found a yarn that I'll be happy using for sweaters. I've stuck with socks with the handdyed multicolored yarns before, because the pooling doesn't bother me on socks.



Anonymous Meredith said...

It really is a gorgeous colour of yarn. The pattern seems well suited to it too! Beautiful work. :D

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are one fast knitter. It takes me weeks upon weeks to do a single sock.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

I have a question about doing two flat things (in my case the fronts for a cardigan) at the same time. How do you cast on for that? I tried it several times last night, and kept finding myself with the working yarn for one of the fronts in the wrong place. I searched the web for a bit looking for a tutorial, but everything I found was about two-at-a-time socks, so I just assumed you could only do this for things in the round. I'd love to know how to do this for future use.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Knittripps said...

I know what you mean about "less fussing where the sweater and jeans meet". It seems like I have that problem a lot. Time for me to start knitting myself sweaters to I can make them the way I want them!

5:50 PM  
Blogger Impossible Princess said...

that is coming out swimmingly!

6:05 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Beautiful! I'm really enjoying watching your progress. Can't wait to see the color variations in the lace border after it's blocked.

6:44 AM  
Blogger Moorecat said...

If you can work two socks at once on one or two circulars, it stands to reason you can knit two sleeves at a time.

Alternatively, you can use two sets of DPNs at once and work one one then the other and so on...

Lovely shade, btw :)

7:52 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

It's lovely - I love the color too. Dream In Colour is a gorgeous yarn & using it for a jumper is a great idea.

7:17 PM  

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