I bought this yarn at Stitches in 2008 to replicate a sweater that John already has. I am basing the arms and body on the measurements of the original sweater. Instead of set-in sleeves I am going to do the Seamless Hybrid shaping.
8/5/09 Cast on for a sleeve tonight. I am not sure if I’ll keep it, but I figured if it could act as a sleeve and a swatch I would be that much further ahead.
- Cast on 48 stitches
- Knit in 2x2 rib for 12 rows
- Knit 2 rows plain
- Increase on next row, knit four rows plain
8/6/09 OK. That didn’t work so well. The gauge was bigger than I had hoped, so my sleeve actually turned into a swatch. I went down one needle size. No dice. I went down another needle size. Much better. The gauge is tighter and I like the fabric much more. Time for new calculations!
Both sleeves done. Stored in Miz Mooz box in craft room.
2/11/10 This project has been hibernating since August or September when I finished the sleeves.
I have been reading EZ and measuring my sleeves in prep to re-start this project for the Ravelympics.
- I think the gauge is where I want it, but I need to measure under better light. Right now I think 210 stitches for the body is about right. Unfortunately, my sleeves were not calculated using EPS so the proportions of this sweater might be a tad off.
- I think the sleeves are too long by about three inches. I am going to have John try them on and rip back if necessary. I think there will still be plenty of room as the template sweater fits fine.
2/14/10 I cast on for the body Friday evening and am 8+ inches in. I have been watching Knitting Workshop and now a little worried that I cast on too many stitches for the ribbing (208 stitches). In EZ’s example she does knit garter for the border, which would inherently be wider than stockinette. Therefore I am hoping that the 2x2 ribbing will bring things in a bit.
I also realized the yoke shaping I want is not the seamless hybrid, but the shirt yoke saddle shoulder. I tried to read the directions and my brain hurt, so I am going to wait until I am closer to the yoke shaping and watch that episode of Knitting Workshop.