Sunday, 29 January 2012

Sleeves and gussets - ärmar och kilar

Sleeve gusset by Asplund
Sleeve gusset, a photo by Asplund on Flickr.
First of all, thanks for all your kind comments on my previous post!

Ron asked about checkerboard borders, whether they are typical here. I would say they are not uncommon but not exactly typical. Personally, I like how it looks and enjoy knitting it more than stripes as I see progress more quickly. I was quite intrigued by Carolina's comment about checkerboard traditions in other cultures.

It seems I'm going to keep this sweater for myself - those are my initials if you look at the sleeve gusset! (Of course it could mean simply that I made it, not that I necessarily own it, so we'll see how I will interpret it once the sweater finished - and I have tried it on!)

sleeve decreases - ärmminskningar

I'm happy with the sleeve decreases. I usually go for one of two options: hiding the decreases as much as possible or accentuating them to turn necessity into a decorative element, like in this case. I think it has a kind of calming effect in this kind of pattern separating the decreases with a dark grey and a white column, and they go well with the side columns too (which is where I got the idea from).

The cuffs are striped like the bottom border but with the saddle pattern on the inside. I like details that aren't obvious at first sight. The body starts with a red picot edge; the sleeves have a red edge too, but not picots.

I will use a similar pattern for the neckband: stripes, a contrast colour for the edge. Probably not red but perhaps green or blue.




När jag formar ärmar (oftast med minskningar, eftersom jag gillar att plocka upp maskor runt ärmhålet och sticka ärmarna uppifrån) brukar jag försöka att antingen gömma minskningarna så gott det går eller framhäva dem genom att utnyttja dem till ett extra mönster. I det här fallet valde jag det senare med minskingar på var sida om en mörgrå och en vit rand. Jag tycker att det passar ihop med mönstret i sidan på tröjan och så har det liksom en lugnande effekt - det skulle bli rörigt där minskningarna möts.


Under ärmen har jag gjort en kil och på den ena har jag stickat in mina initialer, så det verkar som om jag får behålla den här tröjan - också. Visserligen skulle det kunna innebära att jag helt enkelt har gjort tröjan, inte att jag nödvändigtvis är ägare, men jag lutar ändå åt den första tolkningen. Vi får se när den är färdig och jag har provat den. Kanske ändrar jag mig då!


Muddarna är smalrandiga för att passa ihop med nederkanten på tröjan, men i stället för röda uddkanter har jag nöjt mig med ett rött vikvarv. På insidan har jag samma rutmönster som över axlarna; jag är svag för detaljer som inte syns med en gång. Halskanten kommer också att bli smalrandig, har jag tänkt mig - fast kanske med en annan kontrastfärg. Grönt eller blått ligger bra till. 


Tack för alla fina kommentarer!

19 comments:

torirot said...

Kjempefin detalj med rutene på innsiden av ermet. Og hele genseren blir fantastisk flott, ser det ut til. Gleder meg til å se den ferdig.

Monstermønster said...

Nydelig førstebilde! Vakkert med initialene, jeg gleder meg til å se fortsettelsen!

fluffbuff said...

I am always amazed at how perfect your gussets are. Is there a tutorial, either online or in books, that you recommend for learning how to make gussets?

Ann said...

Oh, I'm so impressed!
I just loooove your details and your meticulous work!
Initials in the armpit!!
Amazing!
I also love checkerboards and contrast colors around edges.
And the side-stripes and at the arm-decreases!!
What can I say!
It's annoying for me, that Stockholm is so far away from Northern Jutland. I would love to take your course in two-end knitting at Litet nystan.
Maybe you could come to Denmark to one of the many knitting festivals to teach two-end knitting?
F.ex. Fanø 2013??

Asplund said...

Thank you, all!

Fluffbuff: I learnt how to make gussets from "Fishermen's Sweaters" by Alice Starmore - highly recommended!

Ann: attending a knitting festival in Denmark sounds fabulous - not necessarily teaching but simply being there! Thanks for the tip! I've been to Fanø once, about 25 years ago and liked it a lot.

Liisa said...

Ok, so besides being stunned, there are a few things that make me even more stunned with this sweater.
I love how you have used the assymetry in the side columns to make it symmetric - if you get what I mean.
And the inside of the cuffs are just, well...
Will have to make a patterned sweater sometime soon. I'm still struggling with mittens and hats for two colours...

Aafke7 said...

... lovely hidden spot... Only for intimy to reveal...

Carolina said...

You have totally outdone your self! I love the initials in the armpit idea. Next step might be in knit in "tickle here"? I don't think I have ever seen such handsome patterned sleeves and the cuffs are absolutely wonderful. I may steal that idea and use it myself some day. I can't believe that you would even consider given this sweater away; you must be a much more generous person than I could ever be.

Nigel Pottle said...

This is incredibley beautiful - I love the look of the sleeve - and the yarn is so fine. A work of art.

Ing-Marie i Säter said...

Du gör galet fina tröjor. Vilket tålamod och vilken matematik att få det att passa ihop.

Anonymous said...

What spectacular work!!

Anonymous said...

The details are wonderful.
Ron

15h15.net said...

So wonderful, as usual with you !
special thanks for your details explanations... I like it !

Kyle Kunnecke said...

I love the red line at the sleeves and the different patterns!

Jayme Sue said...

Thank you so much for your informative postings. Your work is absolutely gorgeous! Is there any chance that you might write a book (about finishing, creativity, etc.)? I think it would be a best seller!

Anonymous said...

Otroligt snyggt gjort!

Marie said...

It's magnificent! I love your initials on the gusset! And the picture is extremly nice too! I hope you'll like wearing it and keep it!
MarieW

Korsstygnsbolaget said...

Imponerande och vackert arbete du gör med alla mönsterpassningar. Gillar särskilt namningen i kilen.
Hälsningar
Britta

Amelie said...

Sikke en fantastisk skoen sweater. Sikke et stort arbejde, men det er da ogsaa en udfordring, naar man elsker at strikke. Fantastisk!!!!!
Amelie fra Tyskland