Thursday, February 22, 2007

Construction Clarification

Pat, Maia, this one's for you:

This is the same shot as last time (good greif! Was it only two days ago?) What we have here, is that I've picked up the stitches all around the hole and I've started knitting in. There are a couple of rows where you decrease all the way around and there is some shaping going on in the bottom, just as for a regular sleeve. This picture shows you the back and the right sleeve, so the inside is face down on the floor. It's not really representative of how you would wear it.

And here's what it looks like in a normal wear pose:

Except I should have folded the left-side band to the front too. Notice that the t-bar is reverse stockinette now? That's the inside. I hope this clears things up a bit.

Anne, I'm immensely enjoying this knit. I like the way the stripes of color are changing because of the design. It is my relaxation knitting when I'm too tired to think, and it is seriously entertaining. I'm not sure if it will fit me and I don't care! I'm just having some fun.


  1. Bestest ever line: "I'm just having some fun." We all need to do that once in a while -- thanks for the reminder!

  2. Anonymous9:01 am

    I'm making that same sweater- fascinated by how it goes together. I've nearly finished the first sleeve!

  3. Thank you so much for the detailed construction description!! I have to say I have never seen a sweater created this way before and am fascinated!

  4. Hope (hopemstewart at hotmail dot com12:47 pm

    Much less "thong-y" now!! I admit, I also thought it might be racy underwear that looked like a race track. I love the way this is looking and turning out. Such a talent you have. :)

  5. It LOOKS like fun. I bet it's going to be really sharp. Color variations are my secret love... though maybe not so secrety now =)

  6. Now it makes sense. And, it is much less "thongy".

    The construction is pretty cool, thanks for the progress shot.

  7. well there you have it! one lady i know who finished hers and didn't like it on, but she made another one for someone else because it was fun!

  8. Love the design and colors! Can't wait to see the finished product.

  9. Hey this is MY new project! I've been waiting to do it for WEEKS. I got that Knitter's too (it's the famous one with the Celtic Vest in) and fell totally in love with this pattern. PLUS I actually have a whole stash of Noro frogged and rehabilitated from a sweater that didn't work out (you don't dump Noro, not at that price). Any real hassles I need to know before starting? (Apart from finishing my other 'leventy-seven projects first...)