Thursday, March 26, 2009

I'm loving this silk yarn, but I've had quite the time with the adult version of Maya's sweater. So far, I've rethought the sizing on the front three times and ripped the back out twice to line the lace colums up differently. This one shouldn't be too fitted - a little negative ease. Not too much waist shaping either, since all the details are very vertical. A straighter shape, but not boxy. No low neck, but not too high. Too victorian. A wider crew neck seems to be working. And I'm torn on the sleeves. Little caps or 3/4 length? Those can wait for now, as I finish up the back.

At the end of the day, I finally have a front I like and a back that's working out. Will redo the second side and move onto the sleeve question. Hopefully I'll have a finished sweater sometime next week to write up. If it turns out worthy, that is....


In the meantime, I'm telling myself it's time to knit things from the thousands of patterns I already own. I'm dying to get Coraline going, and I also have everything I need for Kingscot. The lace scarf from the last Knitty. I've been looking at my queue and making plans.

And, I'm already distracted already by this fall knit, which of course I don't have a pattern for. I love it. Hip length, shawl collar cables, and cool funky tie. Cool. It's something like $300. So are you thinking what I'm thinking? I can figure out cables and the bottom tie just fine. It's the shawl collar I'm wary of... But really, how hard can it be?


Right.

6 comments:

puffthemagicrabbit said...

As fast as you seem to move, you'll have it figured out in no time...

Carol said...

You figure out that pattern, I'll buy it. It's fab. What magazine is that?

Thea said...

Lucky -- and old one - maybe last year sometime? I always pull out pages and keep them when i like something. I don't trust myself to figure this out in sizes......we may have to just fudge you one!

Hilary said...

You can definitely do it! Short rows would work perfectly for the shawl collar.

yoel said...

Hey y'know, if you happen to write down the pattern on that shawl collar wrap, please pass it along!

Anonymous said...

Love the new sweater you're working on. I even have some Classic Silk. I had another project in mind, but may wait on yours. I have loved my Orange Classic Cardigan and have gotten a million compliments. People just can't believe I made it. Rachel