Archive for September 10th, 2008

All progress is experimental.

John Jay Chapman

Practical Agitation

I promised you pictures and here they are. First up is the back of the baby sweater.

I am about 3 inches / 7.5 cm from beginning the back neck shaping. The back is knit in stockinette stitch with no other design. There will be design elements on the front along with a stockinette stitch background.

What I am really liking is the baby sweater’s edge / hem I came up with. I love the way the ruffles and the transition stitches just seem to be made for each other.

The transitions stitches do exactly what I wanted them to do: make a seamless transition from ruffle hem to stockinette body stitch without calling attention to themselves or stopping the eye from moving up the sweater. I am pleased with this particular result. I love the way it looks. It is worth every melt-down, every tear shed, every hair pulled from my head—in short the struggle—I went through trying to find the right combination. It was an instance of knowing what I wanted and figuring out—experimenting—until what I saw in my head matched what I was holding in my hands. It is precisely this struggle and its resolution that I like the most about the design process.

With a little luck, I will finish the back of the sweater today. Hopefully the neck shaping that looks like it works on paper will also work in reality.

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