11.19.2007

a striped...??

ok, this is all that i have been working on this week:



it doesn't look like much, but already i have frogged and started over 4 times, and tinked back several rows, i don't know how many times...

at first i was using the incredible, custom-fit raglan sweater formula. i got down to joining the circle, and decided that i didn't like that neck opening and wanted to do a more standard ribbed neck. so then i went to my trusty knitting from the top book by barbara walker. i followed her tutorial a couple of times, modifying my version each time i restarted.

now, finally i am contemplating frogging once again, because a) i am worried that i don't have enough yarn to complete a whole sweater, in which case i may end up making a vest. and b) i am not liking the color jogs in the striping as i am knitting in the round. if i end up doing the vest, this wont be a huge issue since i can always place the color changes down one of the sides, under the arm. i guess it's worth searching the internet-s for tips on how one might avoid these ugly little color jogs. any tips?

(oh, and in case you were wondering, yes there will be some orange detailing in this piece as well. the yarn is malabrigo worsted in olive, bobby blue, and rhodesian)

5 comments:

kasiaiscarly said...

ooh. . . a malabrigo sweater. . . . NICE!

Camping Jason said...

Here's just one of many instructions on how to get a jogless join knitting stripes in the round. Throw 'jogless join' into google and you'll get lots of hits.

KnitXcorE said...

i was kinda jealous of a malbrigo sweater, and then realized i haven't worn mine yet....... that's it, i'm wearing it tomarrow.

JollyEwe said...

Yummmmmmm Malabrigo! The olive color is my all time favorite. Your color combos look fabulous, I love the contrasts.

I usually twist the two colors at the beginning of the round, and don't think I get that joggy thing?? Now I have to go look.

rick said...

I love your color choices! It must be the designer in you :)