Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Light Rose Sweater Re-do

This is the Light Rose sweater re-do so far. There were a few things which delayed my progress. I tried the neck ribbing until I felt it looked like the pattern photo. I undid a few rows because I found an extra yo (eyelet) a few rows down. Do you have any idea how much time is involved in taking out over 1,000 stitches? Answer: longer than it takes to knit them. This first pic shows the yoke part of a top-down raglan cardigan.



This is after separating the sleeves from the body. I don't care to seam pieces but I dislike using dpns (double pointed needles) more, so the sleeves need to be done first if not doing seamless top-down raglans.


I like to do both sleeves at the same time which creates quite a mess of yarn until a few inches are knitted. It was a bit confusing when I began the sleeves but got easier. From photo left to photo right: the right front, right sleeve, back ("circle" in center), left sleeve, and left front.



The final pic makes it easier to see how a top-down sweater develops.


I don't have a pic but I put the sleeves on holders and have joined the fronts and back, to be knit as one piece, and will knit a few inches, then try on the sweater to determine the fit and length I want for the sleeves and the sweater.





8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks great! Now you've reached the fun part where the back and fronts are knitted at the same time and the finished project is in sight!

Joansie

Tina said...

I tried to teach myself to knit once. I had a heck of a time just making a few straight rows. This looks *really* complicated.

Jilly Be said...

lol I admit I'm with Tina....I can kinda follow the pretty pictures up there, but the words are in a foreign language.

It's nice to see your work - look forward to the finished piece :)

Deb said...

Very nice! It's good to know that I have some company in the "Re-Do" Club. I love the color & look forward to seeing the finished project.

glorm said...

Thank you, Joansie. Knitted-in-one-piece garments are great. When you're done, you're done!

glorm said...

Tina, it's not really that complicated, unless one is a non-knitter. LOL. My girlfriend taught me to knit and I couldn't figure out how to do it for a time, and she couldn't figure out what I had done.

glorm said...

Jilly, to me many knit stitch patterns will always be in a foreign language. LOL. Really, a top-down raglan is relatively easy especially when done in the most basic of stitch patterns: knit one row, purl one row. Really. Sadly, can't put pintucks in a sweater. ;)

glorm said...

Deb, when I took out the rows to get to the extra yo, I thought of you when you recently did the same for an extra stitch. When I see a mistake I decide if I can let it slide or it should be corrected. I'm trying to get in the habit of checking my work more often so I can catch any mistakes sooner, but I get caught up in my work and just go merrily along.