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Archive for August 26th, 2008

The beginning is the chiefest part of any work.

Plato

The knitting has begun.  The back of the baby sweater is on the needles.  The edging / hem is 1 inch (2.5 cm) just as I wanted it to be.  I also got a chance today to tackle the math for the sleeve edging. The numbers seem to work. Three days of a killer migraine, but the numbers seem to work. I am cautiously excited.

The  back of the baby sweater is going to be done in stockinette stitch. I’m still toying with a knit/purl design for the front. Both front and back will be 11 by 11 inches (27.9 by 27.9 cm). I should have a progress picture for you tomorrow.

My new best friend is Designing Knitwear by Deborah Newton. The book and I are spending a lot of time together. Necklines, sleeves, armscye are the hot topics. From what I’ve read so far, I am on target. Things seem promising, at the moment. Designing Knitwear is a very good book. The information is clear and concise, the pictures and diagrams are excellent. I would recommend this book to anyone who thinks he/she might want to design a knitted piece of his/her own.

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