May 16, 2007
I realised, after I posted my close up of super stripey knitting last time, that I forgot to say what I'm actually making! I wanted to make some sweaters with yokes this year, and although I want to design some with pretty fairisle all around the top I thought it might be good to start with one in a basic shape to get the measurements right. I hope you know what kind of sweater I mean, I don't know what the technical term is, but one where you shape the yoke like a circle - so decrease up to the neck by doing lots of decreases in 1 round, then knitting several straight etc.
I do also really like the shape of those sweaters, so I decided to make a super stripey one, since although stripes are the easiest form of colourwork, I also like them best! So this sweater has a fitted body and sleeves, and the yoke will finish early so it's a bit off the shoulder - that's the idea anyway!
So I already did the body, and am almost done on the first sleeve:
I am wearing another set of stripes in that photo, and they don't match!
In other important news, Adam and I are going to China on saturday, for 3 weeks. This seems to have come along really suddenly! I'm very excited, and currently planning what knitting to take...I might take my Blue Sky Alpacas cotton to knit with, and try and come back with a new top - is that too optimistic?! Either way, I'll try and update before I go!
Posted by jen at May 16, 2007 08:14 PM
The sweater's great! Stripe-a-licious.
Have fun in China!! What an adventure.
Posted by: Silvia at May 16, 2007 11:31 PM
Have a good time in China,love the sweater.
Posted by: Cheryl at May 17, 2007 11:01 AM
Stripes are always a winner! Havea great time in China, where are you going?
Posted by: Kate at May 17, 2007 01:46 PM
Love the spripes! Wow, you're going to have a great time in China! how exciting!
Posted by: Emily at May 17, 2007 01:55 PM
I'm loving that bright, stripey action! have a great time in China and happy belated birthday! (sorry, I've been a bit mia lately)
Posted by: Kelly at May 17, 2007 09:29 PM
I LOVE your stripes and colors!! And Wow, 3 weeks in China - I'm jealous! Have fun!!
Posted by: Jennifer at May 17, 2007 09:46 PM
Lovin' the stripy sleeve! China - wow! Have a fab time.
Posted by: Craftydramaqeen at May 17, 2007 09:56 PM
The stripes are great! Have a fun trip to China - you're forever traveling to cool places, aren't you?
Oh, I tagged you for the Seven Random Facts meme :)
Posted by: Emily at May 18, 2007 01:05 AM
Wow! Have a great trip!!!!
Posted by: Elinor at May 18, 2007 03:52 AM
The striped sweater is looking awesome! I can't wait to see it when it's done. Have a great trip!
Posted by: Sarah G. at May 18, 2007 03:20 PM
I'm currently in Korea for 2 weeks and brought some lovely bamboo yarn (it seemed fitting) I'm a week in to the trip andjust finished row 6. Take something small- you'll be knitting far less than you think you will (I wish I had brought socks instead!)
Posted by: Paige at May 19, 2007 01:37 AM