Monday, October 24, 2005

How Cute Am I!?!

Look what happens when I have a real-honest-to-goodness-two-day-weekend...

It's been a long time, but here's a real FO:

It's the Isis Wrap from Interweave. I used the yarn it called for (found it on sale sale sale).

As usual, details are here. If you click on it, your questions will be answered.

Here's a helpful tip I learned:

When casting on extra stitches (which is how the sleeves are formed in this pattern) and they are going to be seamed later, work them for the first time in stockinette, not a lace pattern. It will help later when you try to seam. I couldn't use my usual pseudo-grafting method, because I didn't use this tip, and there wasn't a good clear row of stitches to use. Instead I used the "Knitted Stitch" method from The Knitter's Handbook, p. 254.
It's not invisible, but I think it looks ok, and it's on the side seam, so it's not bad. Certainly not worth ripping out the entire sweater over.

5 comments:

Amy said...

Totally cute (and a bit jealous of your two day weekend!)

Emily said...

Looks lovely and such pretty yarn!

Lauren said...

Very, very cute.

Chris said...

Gorgeous! Great job. So what's next?

margene said...

Very nice! You look great!