I've been wanting to share my progress on the Shetland Sampler Cardigan....
... which now includes these freshly spun yarns from the rovings from Sharon sent....
Three of them are from Sharon's own Shetlands, and the gray is from Mim's.
I puzzled over the sleeves, until Gertieanne sent me a link with the perfect solution to my sleeve problem. It is for Lucy Neatby's Siamese Sleeves.
Why is it perfect?
- I can knit both sleeves at once so that the patterns match
- Which means I won't have to worry about running out of a particular color
- Plus I can use a provisional cast-on and knit the cuffs later
The next two photos are per request. The first one is for Tina, who was curious to see the backside of the knitting...
Even though the floats are only three stitches long, I still decided to wrap the yarns to keep them neat. You can find good instructions for wrapping stranded knitting (with photos) at KnitPicks (pdf tutorial here.)
The second photo is for Janet, who asked to see the checkerboard steek that I'm using. Unfortunately, mine isn't a very good example, since some of my rows use only one color, obliterating the checkerboardish pattern...
However, Lucy Neatby has a good tutorial on that too. Just click right here to read it.
Posted 8 May 2008 at http://leighsfiberjournal.blogspot.com
Related Posts: -
A Contemplation On Knitting Sleeves - Trying to decide on the right kind to knit
Starting the Sleeves - Sleeve Increase Calculator
Shetland Sleeve Update - A look at checkerboard steeks in progress.
Siamese Sleeves Done!
SSC Sleeves & Cuffs
Shetland Sampler Cardigan Complete!