Tuesday, 26 July 2011

"The Fan" construction

This is what it looks like folded into proper shape;
makes me eager to start knitting the missing sleeves!
Late last night I finished the raglan-shaped back section from the armholes to the back of the neck. I think Marianne Isager's construction is ingenious!

The border is to be seamed and then attached to the back. I think I will graft the pieces (Kitchener stitch) instead of a three-needle bind-off to avoid a welt. For the same reason I will probably knit the border in the round if I make it again.

7 comments:

Annie said...

Ingenious indeed, and it looks like a fun knit. I really like the yarn you've chosen. Can't wait to see it all finished :)

fluffbuff said...

It's an interesting cosntruction but I can see why you'd want to knit the border in the round. And now you make me want to find this yarn!

ylva said...

ÅhÅ , nu vet jag vem jag ska fråga när jag ska sticka min "fan" ! Man kan lugnt säga att lösningen är smart!

Asplund said...

Annie: it is indeed a fun knit - and suddenly so quick once you start decreasing.

Fluffbuff: the yarn is wonderful, but won't be available for much longer. Apparently a lot of it was stolen, so much they don't want to produce new of the same kind to replace it but will focus on other yarns instead. It's BC Lucca Fino Tweed. Hope you can get hold of it!

Ylva: visst är det en fantastisk modell? Har du planer på garn och färg? Nyfiken! Det är så kul med olika versioner av samma mönster.

Annegret said...

Up to now I do not understand the construction of the FAN. However I will wait until the FAN is complete.

christinelaennec said...

Intriguing! I love the border, and look forward to seeing the finished product.

Kerry said...

What an amazing looking design!