Friday, March 19, 2010

My First Sweater!

OK, so it's been a long time coming. I usually favor smaller crafts that can be finished in a day or two--keeps life from getting boring and all, right? And seriously, a sweater...that's BORING! Each piece takes at least a day, then you have to sew it together and everything.

One thing I did that was fun I used short rows to continue the border from the front to the neck of the back. I then learned how to graft from this website and joined the back collar to the front border of the other side. Doing short rows is one of my favorite things in knitting--it gives you freedom to do wacky things like add borders and shape things!

Now for my next experiment--for the sleeves, I picked up stitches around the arm holes and started doing short rows to form a slight cap sleeve. Now that I've finished that, I'm knitting in the round. My round needles are all 16", however, so it looks like a pretty thick sleeve. We'll see if it continues to look that way! If it does, no biggie, I'll just have some wide sleeves.

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