Sunday, 14 August 2011

"Alba" progress

"Alba" sleeve cap by Asplund
"Alba" sleeve cap, a photo by Asplund on Flickr.
First of all, thanks for all your birthday wishes and lovely comments on my previous post!

Back to work after my summer vacation I've had far less time to knit the past week, but have made progress with "Alba" that I thought I'd share.

The sleeves are modified in three ways:

1. Backand front sections shaped instead of straight from armhole to shoulder to avoid excess fabric under the arm.

2. Sleeve caps made using short rows (see earlier post) also to avoid excess fabric.

3. Pattern turned upside down for shapes and colour sequences to blend better where sleeve meets shoulder.

"Alba" shoulder

Now off to finish the second sleeve cap while I remember how to make it identical!


Anonymous said...

Wow. I have used short rows for sleeve caps on plain sweaters but have never tried it with Fair Isle. Your wraps do not show at all. Beautiful work.

Ann said...

Again, I love your transition from body to sleeve. It is so perfect.
And your changes! I love it!
Though, I don't understand why you had to turn the pattern upside down to make the transition best, I have great faith in your judgement.

Anonymous said...

That is just amazing! Very, very beautiful. You make the short row shaping look so easy. I send you belated happy birthday wishes, as well as congrats on a stunning "Fan". (I'm catching up with things - not enough time to read blogs these days!)

Annie said...

You are so accomplished ... I just watch and learn! This is looking amazing :D

Carolina said...

Seeing the colors in your photo makes it very clear why you wanted to knit this! Beautiful!

Unknown said...

Brilliant! It flows beautifully.

fluffbuff said...

I hope you are rested enough to look at the start of the term with renewed energy.

Kelvin says Hi to Sally. :)

Marias garnhändelser said...

Åh vad fin Alba blir...speciellt med dina förbättringar.
Stor grattiskram såhär i efterskott!

Anonymous said...

"alba" means sunrise in spanish - do you think there is a connection? I have been looking for one but can't seem to find it.

Anonymous said...

I'm speechless in front of your beautiful work! Short rows sleeves cap on FI, wow !

RodPrjónar said...

This is looking wonderful!
All these colors look so fine together :þ

Tuula Maaria said...

So beautiful colours!