Boy Sweater Takes Shape
And viewers around the world hold their breath.
I swatched using the Wave Cable from Barbara Walker’s First Treasury.
The swatch almost shows how I’ll do it. I’ll do a 2×2 rib for the whole cuff (instead of the k6 panel below the cable as shown) , which should lead into the cable nicely.
Edited: Here’s a picture of the cable from the book, to prove that I’m not twisting incorrectly:
click for bigger, sorry it is blue
I chose this because I wanted something different for Jerry. I don’t think plain old cables are right for him. But it is similar to the Harlot’s discussion of fixing cables from a week or two ago. Hopefully I won’t have to do any of that, because honestly, it’s just too scary.
Having swatched for the project sufficiently, I cast on for the body:
I’m using US#3’s for the ribbing, and I’ll switch to US#5’s for the body. The guage is 5 stitches per inch. Instead of making up the pattern completely from my head, I have used the guidelines for a raglan sweater from Ann Budd’s Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. I have it from the library, and it is really quite useful. Instead of just winging this sweater, I’m more confidant that this will turn out to be something that Jerry can actually wear (even if he’s permitted to do absolutely nothing while wearing it).
In other knitting news
I lost my wallet. In a stroke of luck, I lost it just mere hours after I procured this:
Had I lost my wallet before this purchase, I would have never splurged.