Not that I do - Mac the Knitter does, and he was kind enough to send me this circular needle with one point shaped like crochet hook. It arrived yesterday and I tried it immediately. It works beautifully, and I'm going to use it for my next lace project.
I never thought of a knitting needle as beautiful before, but this one certainly is. Thank you!
|"Jaws" sleeve in progress|
I've knitted enough of the first "Jaws" sleeve to see that I like my pattern idea enough to stick to it. This sleeve is veeery far from Marianne Isager's original design.
My plan is to add some colour when I get to the cuff, but I haven't decided what colour(s) or how yet.
Last, I'd like to comment on some of the kind comments on my previous post:
elisaacampbell & Carolina: I think spreadsheets are a great idea, but actually haven't tried it that much. (Only really to see the effect of many pattern repeats together.) I'm so oldfashioned I like squared paper! Actually, my method is very much like Carolina's. I make sure I get the width right, adjusting pattern and/or needle size and make up my mind about the length when I get close to the armhole.
Annika: I learnt how to use steeks by reading Alice Starmore, first (I believe) from Fishermen's Sweaters, but she has also described the technique in her book about Fairisle sweaters.
christinelaennec: I agree completely about the difference between plan and reality! It's a good thing I really enjoy swatching!