Friday, 28 May 2010

"Pacific" progress


I'm knitting the second sleeve, shaping the cap with short rows and then knitting in the round.

In the instructions there is no shaping, but I like the way it removes excess fabric. Also, I decided to frame the cable with a white vertical row where I picked up stitches (see left sleeve). I did this with a crochet hook.

Another modification is the way I have changed the sleeve pattern. Instead of the original design's striped sleeves with two cables (which I thought would be too monotonous to knit) I have used the parallelograms from the body for the sleeves too; only two, though, and placed closer to each other.

Still, my sleeve does have a cable too: I picked up the stitches of the middle side cable to let it run from hip to wrist.

Last, I'm happy to be able to brag about getting the Beautiful blogger award a second time, now from Ann. Mange tak! I hope you don't mind my simply linking to the post about seven things about myself.

9 comments:

Tina - omme i London aka teeweewonders said...

Wow - your knitting is amazing! I just found you via another blog, the name of which suddenly escapes me. :)

Asplund said...

Thank you! Yes, it's funny how one suddenly discovers things on the internet without remembering how!

Anonymous said...

I really like your new sweater and what a smart idea with the line of crochet. Also like how the cable frames the arm hole and tends to look like a construction element that holds everything up. I am sure a civil engineer would explain it much better. Congratulations on getting "The Beautiful Blogger" award.
Ron

Asplund said...

But I probably wouldn't understand a civil engineer's words as well as yours, Ron - you know, it's clear you look at the sweater and how it's constructed just the way I do.

Kerry said...

Your Pacific is coming along beautifully. Is the blue the pale blue Shetlandsull? Congratulations on your award.

ylva said...

Looks great! I´m getting "pacificfeelings" with the colours.And as always i´m stunned by your knitting skills.

Asplund said...

Thank you, Kerry and Ylva! Yes, it's the pale blue Shetlandsull - extremely addictive yarn!

aafke7 said...

If we are longing for the sky...?
We knit with this!
Lovely!

porno izle said...

Your Pacific is coming along beautifully. Thanks