Sunday, 15 May 2011

Sleeve patterns

I'm happy with the cuffs, but as I was knitting the sleeve to the left I suddenly had another idea, a modification of the big central shape.

After knitting my new idea (actually a shape I tried and liked in my first twined sweater, visible in the background) and comparing the two sleeves I've decided to go for the version to the right.

What makes me prefer it is the single focal point at the centre, the little "o" shape; the version to the left would have had four of them and looked more messy for want of a better word.

This is a good example of one way blogging has influenced my knitting. A couple of years ago I would simply have frogged and reknitted without documenting my choices in either words or photos, not even for myself - and to think that there are others who are interested in the process behind my knits! You, that is :) Thanks for following my knitting adventures! Having readers is inspiring in itself, you know.

8 comments:

Ann said...

Oh, I love this. The subtle eggshell white, the beautiful, beautiful stitch pattern and the twined knitting! It gives me the same feeling of some kind of harmony inside as I can often feel by looking at good quality craft.
By the way, I agree with you in that the right cuff is even more perfect than the left.

Kuninganna said...

It will be beautiful!!!

Dorothée said...

Love the right version !

Carolina said...

Yep, the right version is much better. Hard to say why, but it is.

Anonymous said...

Gee, but I really like the cuff and the pattern you have chosen.
Ron

Anonymous said...

It's a pleasure to follow your knitting adventures! I learn a lot from your blog! The sleeve is beautiful!
MarieW

Annie said...

Totally agree re. the sleeve on the right, the pattern just 'reads' better. This is going to be amazing when you're done :)

A said...

oh they are fantastic !