Wednesday, August 8, 2007

I finished the sweater a few days ago, and it is being blocked right now.

Yarn: Austermann Bambou Soft (65% merino, 35% bamboo)
Finished size: 35"

I followd the instructions and knitted the front and back separate and joined them with the sleeves at the yoke; then I cursed myself while I did the seam for not having knitted the body as a tube.
The seams are especially hard to do with this one because the pieces cannot be blocked before seaming since they are all joined together at the yoke. So I had to deal with the annoying edges.

I added some short-row shaping at the bust (10 rows I think) in the front, and then added 4 rows at the neck for the back.

I'll post some FO photos soon.


Robin said...

Thanks for the tip on knitting the body as a tube - I will definitely do this.

Pam said...

I have the back knitted so I am thinking I'm going to just frog it and start all over and knit in the round as well!!! I wonder why the pattern wasn't written that way?
Can't wait to see you FO! You're fast!!!

Knittymuggins said...

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts - we all appreciate hearing about your experience with the sweater!