Thursday, March 6, 2008

Fast

I completed the Tangled Yoke within three days after the last entry. By completed, I mean finished the yoke, the buttonbands and wove in the ends.


Then I went and chose buttons. I sewed them on carefully.




I blocked the sweater, tried it on, and the buttonband gaped, even though I was careful to put a
button on the largest part of the chest. (I read somewhere that this is a good way to stop that problem.) I think this happened because I did not double my button band, only the neck.

So I went to the fabric store and bought some grosgrain ribbon.



The problem was -- if not perfectly solved -- resolved.



I have never added any woven material to my knits before. I was a bit skeptical, but the band definitely needed stiffening. I briefly considered ripping out my cast-off and knitting a double band, but that just seemed ridiculous after I had sewn the buttons on.



(I never noticed before how long my arms must be -- I lengthened the body of this pattern substantially for my measurements, and the arms even moreso. I think this sweater looks rather disproportional flat! It fits perfectly, though.)

Specs:

Tangled Yoke from Fall 2007 Interweave Knits

Rowan Felted Tweed Color 039, Crush (discontinued) -- just under 7 balls

Began January 2008, completed February 2008.

After this knit, I did not touch a knitting needle for two weeks. (Ok, maybe 2 inches of a project, but no more than that.)

I was too distracted.

3 comments:

tiennieknits said...

It turned out beautifully!

Opal said...

Tangled Yoke looks beautiful! I can't believe you knit it up so quickly. Awesome!

Can't wait to see the results of your distraction. :)

knitting elephant said...

Very pretty, and good solution! I love when things work out just right. My arms are monkey-like in length, so I completely understand your situation! :-)