Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Shawl progress and sweater progress
1. The star is the variation motif in the book. I really like it that there are variations of many of the motifs!
2. I've skipped the garter-stitch frame, simply because I'm not very fond of it, especially not combined with lace.
3. I've resized the centre section repeats, making them the same width as the stars. In the original design they are different and don't match, although it doesn't show that clearly thanks to the garter-stitch frame between the sections.
4. Personally, I like symmetry too much not to do something about it, though, and I also like blending pattern sections. Resizing meant making the repeats bigger, so I'm adding a little cluster of "nupps" too, barely visible in this photo. To be continued.
I've been working with my red sweater too: both sleeve caps are finished. I decided to make the second one while I remembered how I made the first one - and understand my hastily scribbled notes. You know, knitting held in one hand, pencil hopefully in the hand you normally write with...
I'm testing a new idea for sleeve gussets too, but I think that will have to be in another post.
Last but not least: dear friend E. is happy with the hat I gave her for her birthday.