Monday, July 14, 2008

Simple Sweater Drives Knitter to the Brink of Insanity

I've been working on the A-Line Sweater from "Runway Knits":

Runway Knits
Runway Knits

It's a simple sweater, but I've made many sloppy mistakes, and therefore I've spent as much time fixing mistakes as I have making the sweater. One thing I would consider if I were doing it over is buying a longer pair of circular needles for the body of the sweater. Trying to work with nearly 100 stitches of super bulky yarn on 14" needles is aggravating. They were packed on. But I had to buy some short circulars for the sleeves, and those ran $25 for Addi Turbos (my cheap ones broke immediately). I didn't want to buy more needles, so I just suffered instead.

I've made some mistakes, such as forgetting to purl the second stitch of each knit row, which probably means my fronts will curl up. I think for the most part, though, it will be very nice. Here is what I have so far, though it's nothing to look at. I've been working with a lot of gray yarns lately and I'm tired of the gray, but I wanted versatile colors for my sweater and recent handbag.

It's being knit with a superbulky wool yarn, Brown Sheep Burly Spun.

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1 comment:

T-shirt Face said...

Where do you buy your giant buttons?