Archive for August 26th, 2008

The beginning is the chiefest part of any work.


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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