Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ribbed Sweater, Unfinished


Realizing that with the "Lacy Shrug" I had definitely bitten off more than I could chew, I started over on a straightforward pullover. It's the "Ribbed Sweater" from Sarah Dallas' Vintage Knits, which is apparently my favorite knitting book. Ribbing (not like lace) has a built-in error alarm system. If a stitch is wrong, it shows up immediately. This is helpful to me.

Glossy dark green cotton, knitting on size 4s, front and back finished, working on the first sleeve.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Go, Anna!

Lisateresa

Mrs.Rabe said...

That color is lovely!

Beth said...

Ribbing is helpful that way! One trick for lace that I don't know if anybody has told you about (I'd been knitting for years but never heard of it until a friend asked me why on earth I wasn't doing it) is having a "life line"... every 3 or 5 or 10 or however many rows you're pretty confident you've got right, just run a string through your stitches before knitting the next row. That way if you make a mistake you don't have to undo the whole thing (and getting the stitches back on the needle isn't so painful). Good luck! :-)

faerieeva said...

I need to get another knitting project set up. I am embroidering so much, but you just can't do that during the day with the little ones around.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the color of your sweater! Gorgeous! I used to knit both sleeves on the same needle with two balls of yarn to be sure they were the same length. :-) LOL
TeacherN (retired and happy Grammie)

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