I’m moving along with Jerry’s boy sweater. Sleeve number one looks like this from the front:
And like this from the back:
I have finished the sweater body to the armholes:
Here are a few things about the boy sweater:
- I measured my guage a teeny bit wrong. It was bound to happen, and I should have known, because my official swatch was far too small for correctly measuring guage. I should have knit another bigger one. I knew this of course, but nonetheless I bravely cast on and now I’m seeing the results of my carelessness. I’ll explain. I wanted Jerry’s sweater to have a circumference of about 28″ (I measured a nice fitting sweatshirt he has). Knit at a guage of 5 sts/inch, I should have cast on 140 sts. I cast on 138 because I’m kinda following a pattern. After I had knit enough of the body, I measured and realized it was two inches bigger than it should have been. The circumference is 30″, and with 138 sts on the needles, that makes the guage 4.6 sts/inch. Quite a bit off, huh?
- This guage issue is okay because he’s four, and he is not going to get smaller.
- I’m also okay with this because the only way to make good sweaters is make bad (or rather, not perfect) ones first, right? Next sweater is definitely going to have a bigger swatch.
- So I made some nice stripes on the body. I like them. But I don’t think I should add stripes to the sleeves because of the cables. Any thoughts on this?
- I think the wave cable looks wonky. Is this because of the inelasticity of the cotton yarn? Will it look better once it gets washed and worn a bit?
- OOooo. One last thing. I am absolutely in love with the side of the sleeve with the increases. It is pleasing to me, and I can’t really explain why.
I made a scarf:
I used the Single Cable Scarf pattern from One Skein. I used exactly one skein (natch!) of Lamb’s Pride Worsted, in the color Clematis. I almost thought for a minute that I’d have to whip out a new skein to finish the fringe until I remembered that I had some strands left over from weaving in ends. Sweet. It was very very very easy and quite satisfying to knit. I added fringe because I think my mom will like it with fringe. It’s for her birthday in a few weeks. I love the back of the scarf as much as the front.
Now, since all the babas are asleep, I am going to knit.