Here's a great article from Interweave's Knitting Daily Website. Have you ever knit a sweater and it turned out to be too short? I know I have! This seems like a good technique for fixing that problem. It comes from [amazon-product text="Knit Fix: Problem Solving for Knitters" type="text"]1596680113[/amazon-product] I wish I had known of this technique before I "fixed" my too short sweater. What I did was knit a "skirt" of about 3" onto the bottom of my sweater, but it doesn't look quite right. The problem is that the front of the sweater has some shaping on the hem. I don't have a picture of the actual sweater, but here is what it looks like on the model. (I don't look anything like this model, but I must have thought that if I knit that sweater I would! ) I love the rest of the sweater, the little rolled neckline and sleeveless shaping. The top is great. It's just the bottom that bothers me. The other problem is that it was knit with Lana Grossa Tratto which has little flags that will make it very hard to frog. I love the yarn, just not redoing it. Uggghhh. It will stay on the pile of "to do someday."
I have just published my Sky Wrap Scarf Pattern. My first one! Yeah! You can find it in my new pattern section and it's FREE! Yippee! Sorry it took so long. It really wasn't that hard to figure out. I just got busy with other things. Hope you enjoy it! Cheryl
The next season is Fall, so here are my plans of things to make:
- Baby Sweater
- Baby Hat
- Baby Booties These should probably be an ensemble...
- A Scarf or two
- Frilly Scarf (a la steam punk) - Maybe a couple
- Men's Sweater - ONE!
- Fingerless Gloves - could be two pair
- Socks - Probably two pair
- A Lovely Beaded Cowl
I have finally completed Ishbel, designed by Ysolda Teague. I think she's my new favorite designer! The yarn is Ysolda Red from my Lorna's Laces Color Commentary subscription. The pattern for Ishbel came with it. I fell in love with this pattern at the very end. It has been a love / frog project for me. I was about to give up when I discovered that I was crossing the end yo because of the way I knit. I knit stockinette in the combination style made popular by Annie Modesitt. I discovered that I had to purl the yo with the yarn over the needle instead of under to avoid an annoying little cross in the yarn. Since the yo is on every row it is supposed to just go straight across. I think. Well, that's what I wanted anyway. Once I discovered the error of my ways, all was well and I knit on the lace bit with no further problems. I really didn't get the beauty of the design until the blocking phase. The point at the bottom of the shawl comes together so beautifully. It looks like flowers growing up from the bottom. I should have taken a better photo, but here it is! Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Weight: Fingering / 4 ply Content: 80% Wool, 20% Nylon Color: Red (semi-solid) Needles: US 6 - 4.0 mm Pattern: Ishbel Adjustments made: I added an additional 4 pattern repeats (2 on each side) so that my gauge would be close to the pattern. I think it came out larger than expected after blocking which doesn't bother me. Now it's a cute little shawlette! More info and photos at my Ravelry Project page...