Thursday, July 16, 2009
My red sweater
My garter yoke cardi is coming along great! In fact, I have only to knit the ribbing on one sleeve and then I'm on to the finishing. I made some changes to the pattern such as these increases at the bust (I'll post a full list of mods when it's completed).
I got a great tip from and old episode of the Knitmore Girls podcast. Jasmin mentioned that she likes knitting her sleeves two-at-a-time. I was almost to the elbow on the first sleeve when I got started on the second. I'm so glad I did this!
- I could more accurately decide on the length of the sleeves since I had two arms with sleeves to look at in the mirror.
- I was much more motivated to knit (it's really hard to start that second sleeve).
- I could make adjustments to tension, guage, size as I went instead of realizing it at the very end of the project.