So...has the Diminishing Rib Cardigan been ripped?
Well, not yet. It sits on the bench at the end of my bed...awaiting it's destiny.
Many thanks to all of the closure suggestions. I would really try them out if it wasn't also a size issue. It doesn't fit me...it's too big. It doesn't matter how I close it up.
But, there it is knit up, with a knitters opinion...so you can prepare yourself should you be casting on.
Surprisingly...40 people have favourited it on ravelry. Hmmm. Can't wait to see what you do with it!
What's on the needles now?
Well, Zaftig has been on and off the needles.
Ha! You were looking for a modeled shot! No chance.
This was a sample knit for Shall We Knit to show you that cascade fixation is not just for socks;)
Again, I knit it all the while thinking that I would never wear it...well...it started to grow on me. Maybe in the privacy of my own backyard...20 lbs thinner...and some abs of steel...maybe.
It was fun to knit. A great study in short rows.
If knitting it again I would definitely try to combat that dreaded rolling edge with a garter stitch ridge. The straps are garter stitch so it would compliment it well.
Here are some more pics...I haven't seen any of the elasticband enclosure (which I only did a zig zag casing...not the x as in the pattern.)
I decided to see if you could cast on in the middle of a row with a crochet cast on....
Yup, and it looks pretty good. I took the last stitch worked off the needle and put it on the crochet hook then cast on the required number of stitches before joining it in the round. It makes a matching edge for the cast off...but was totally not needed. You crochet around the edges to finish them off...but it can be done! You can see more photos on the ravelry page.
Another sample knit is the Zickzack Tunic from the spring 2009 Interweave.
Eventually it will be mine.
After knitting up the back with such a delicious yarn, I will be so sad to let it go.
I am just loving this knit. The ribbing is worked with two strands held together and the lace in on bigger needles with one strand. It actually knits up pretty quickly.
Ok...here is a question I asked at my knitting group.
When measuring your knitting (should the pattern say continue until the piece measures x inches/cm) do you lay it flat and measure? Do you stretch it out (like for instance this lace pattern) to width and measure? Do you think all designers have a standard for this? Are they measuring as they knit...or are they measuring the finished garment after knitting?