Or the sweater that took a long time to knit.
cast this jumper on in late April, to have a green sweater for Spring.
Then I got distracted (which is rare as I usually cast on and focus on
a couple of projects at any one time). Instead, I knitted my linen
shawl, a red cardigan and a shawl for someone else. Then I picked up
the green sweater.
already performed the trickiest of knitting gymnastics when I started
again. I decided to lower the front neckline so had to knit the lace
pattern to include increases, and flat (rather than in the round
immediately). I managed it, and ended up knitting the chart from left to
right, rather than the usual right to left. Thank goodness I scribbled
a note on the pattern to that effect.
only did a couple of sets of decreases after the bust, as I prefer some
positive ease around the waist of a jumper. I did the ‘normal’ amount
of increases for my hips (6 sets, 4 on each set) and then the usual
decrease of about 10% of the total number of stitches in the round
immediately before I did the ribbing around the bottom. I
dropped down 2 needle sizes, rather than just 1, to do the ribbing and
am very pleased with how it looks. I did just 5 rounds of ribbing
around the neck, rather than the I cord called for in the pattern.
sleeves, also as per usual for me, though the body is even longer than
normal. I thought the lace pattern may grow a little width wise when
worn, so there is some allowance there.Interestingly,
the garment very clearly biases when it is laid flat. I presume mine
is going in the opposite direction to most others as I knit the chart
opposite to most.