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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Sleeve is Born

I've started the first sleeve of my Austin Hoodie.  These are knit in the round, from the top down, and yes, they are set in sleeves.  That means the sleeve caps are knit with short rows, but it also means I don't have to sew in sleeves later.  Connie Chang Chinchio (the designer) did this on the Metro Cardi also.  I did that one in black last Fall, and I'm betting she has other designs that use this sleeve technique as well.

Anyway, I'm now to the part of the sleeve that goes round and round and round so all I have to do at this point is keep knitting and take notes so the second sleeve matches the first.  It looks a little gathered and puffy because it's on a 9 inch needle.  It will be a regular, long sleeve when it's all knit, not puffy.

There was a comment on this sweater on Monday about the color and unfortunately both Monday morning and this morning it was overcast (today it was actually raining!) so the flash washed out the color some.  I tried to correct the color, but it's actually a dark, wine red, not a deep rose.  At some point you'd think I'd realize that reds don't photograph well, but as a brunette I just love reds too much to stop knitting with them.  Sorry about that.



Blogger Jan said...

I understand about 'red' photography being hit and miss. I have the same problem, and when I'm publishing pics, I always notice the colors look different on nearly every post. I'm partial to all things rosey and red. So far, it looks very pretty. I've never worked a sleeve in that manner, so I'm eager to see the results.

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Eva (from Luxembourg) said...


been lurking for a long time without commenting :)

I have been told that if you put a banana or lemon near/on your red knitted item and have the camera focus on that 99% of the time your red item will come out true to color... I haven't tested it, so I don't know if it is true. And maybe the use of one of those daylight lightbulbs might help too.

cheers, Eva

2:32 PM  

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