Monday, May 21, 2007

Project Teaser

What is it?!

Here's my progress so far on my sleeveless summer maternity top. I'm using Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Terracotta. I just love the color and am excited to be knitting a summer top! After finishing the short-rowed "bandeau" part of the top, I plan on making a dramatic number of decreases and then another seed stitch band. Next, I'm going to make a dramatic number of increases on the first round after the seed stitch band. For the belly area, I plan on using some more short rows to make the front a little bit longer. I might also add some gradual increases at the sides to form an A-line shape. I'm playing this one by ear, so we'll see what happens! If the straps don't lie flat, I'll either add some type of edging or redesign them. I know that I'm not satisfied with the bulkiness of the three-needle bind off at the shoulders, so I'll definitely be changing that part of the straps. I'll either graft the straps or knit the straps from front to back and then attach them to the back seed stitch band.

I finished my dad's V-neck cardigan! I haven't blocked it, so no pictures just yet. Plus, it's a birthday gift, so I'd rather wait to take a picture of the recipient wearing my gift. I think I've already said this before, but I'm really impressed with the yarn, Knit Picks Merino Style. For the price I paid, I expected it to be somewhat scratchy, but it's not. It's cozy and looks nicer than Patons Classic Wool, a more expensive yarn. I'm definitely going to use Merino Style again, especially with the wide range of available colors!

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