Tuesday, May 29, 2007

So Close.

The seaming is finally done. The collar is picked up and knitted. The sweater actually fits beautifully, it's not tight under the arms at all, I think the shoulders are just lower than I'm used to so I kept trying to hitch them all the way up. But if I just let them sit where they want to sit it feels great. Just one tiny problem:

Cabled tneck collar

Ick. See how floppy and sloppy that collar looks? Ick ick ick. I can't wait until I get to the point in my knitting skills where I can look at directions in a pattern and think jeez, that sounds like a horrible idea, instead of just blindly following them. The collar is K3, P3, except then the last round they have you K1, P1 all the way around.

collar closeup

Ick. I think this is mainly responsible for the sloppy looking edge, although I also somehow managed to bind off too loosely (which never happens to me). I'm picking that stupid K1P1 row out as we speak, then will try binding off a bit more tightly. Fingers crossed!

Oh and P.S., Costa Rica was beautiful.

CR Island from ferry


Knittypants said...

Welcome back :-)

Too bad about having to redo the bindoff, but you will be glad when it looks all done and spiffy.

Can't wait to see it.

Chrissy said...

I just did a collar, and on the last round, I went down a couple of needle sizes, then did the bind off with the original needle. My collar came out super tidy.

SJ said...

I always hate it when I do a decent knitting job on the rest of the sweater and then get to a pick-up-and-knit collar and completely botch it up. Hope the second attempt is successful!

Batty said...

I hate the pick up and knit collar, it's hard to get it to look decent. I think binding off in the original ribbing is a worth a try, even though it may come out a little less tight than you want it. But maybe it'll look tidier!

The rest of the sweater looks beautiful.