Sunday, February 1, 2009
Works In Progress
I generally work on two sweater projects at a time. Currently, one of them is SweaterBabe's lush and lacy cardigan. The yarn is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. I'm working on the back and I had to make some size adjustments. I added some decreases below the gathering point because I discovered that my lace gauge is looser than the stockinette gauge. I also added 1/2" to the peplum length, shortened the length from the peplum top to the armhole, and am lengthening the armhole. I'm also narrowing the shoulders by over an inch.
The second sweater is the climbing vines pullover from Interweave Knits Winter 2008. The yarn is di.Ve' Zenith. My yarn and gauge is finer than the pattern's, so I'm doing my own size. I decided to put the pattern in the middle because I'm narrowing the shoulders and I wasn't sure how close the armhole edge would be to the pattern edge. My neckline is more of a V than a U shape. The body and most of one sleeve is done.
I worked on the sleeve while on a day-trip to Carmel-By-the-Sea -- this is my favorite beach knitting perch.
Here's my view from the knitting perch. We normally do Carmel getaways in spring or fall, but the weather has never been as pretty as it was on this January visit in the middle of winter.