Archive for October, 2007

More on sweater

October 31, 2007

I didn’t include a few more things about my sweater.

My swatches were too small for the gauge.  I went up a needle size, but it looked too loose.  So, I did nine squares across instead of eight.   I made the neck opening three across instead of two.  This made the neck too big so I put two triangles at each corner and one at the top.  This gave the neck a more rounded appearance that I liked.  I hope the pictures help you to see what I am talking about.

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Koigu Carousel Sweater

October 29, 2007

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It is finally finished!  I started about five years ago riding the subway to and from work.  I managed to get one triangle done a trip and usually one at lunch.  Then, I lost it.  I retired and moved to Delaware.  I put all my yarn and related junk in a tiny bedroom.  I found the two tote-bags of yarn, but no sweater.  Talk about heartsick!  I tore two houses apart looking for it.  I was devastated.  I had about half of it completed.  Then, one day last Spring, when I was going through a pile of stuff my husband had dumped in our old living-room, I found it in a plastic grocery bag.  I was happy and mad at the same time.  It was a good thing Doug(husband) was not around.  I KNOW that I was not the one who put it in a plastic bag.   

Did you notice that I changed the sleeves?   They were too open for me.  I decreased each row of squares by one stitch and added an extra row of them.  I picked up around the edge and decreased 7 stitches every other row until there were about half as many stitches.  I then continued in stockinette for about two more inches and let it roll down.  I was much happier with it.  I changed the neck and bottom a bit, too, by continuing with stockinette as with the sleeves.

I hope that you can see my picture well enough.  This is my first post and I have a lot to learn, but I like to learn by doing.  I hadn’t used my camera for over a year and had to relearn everything on it too.   Please, let me know what you think.

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October 27, 2007

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