Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Kelebek is Off the Needles!


Right now, this is a pretty funny looking garment. But by tomorrow I hope it will look a lot more like a vest. Bezzie, brace yourself! I'll commence steek action tonight. This will involve reinforcing along the areas I will cut, then cutting up the front and for the armholes. I will be crocheting my reinforcements on this project. This shetland-style wool is very hairy and grabs well. I don't expect any trouble from wayward ravelling on this project. When I cut steeks open on superwash or slippery yarns, I prefer sewing machine reinforcement, just to make sure nothing is going to come disasterously undone. You can see an example of how this will work here. Sorry some of those pics are pretty bad: I took them before I really understood what I was doing. Expect better pictures to come from the work in progress!

For those of you keeping track at home, I made another bone-headed error on this. I was doing a three needle bind off and on my first effort, I bound together the two halves of the front at the shoulder seams. Doh! Undid that and managed to get fronts married to back and back of neck stitches safely on hold. Stay tuned.

8 comments:

helen said...

beautiful! cannot wait for the lesson :)

MollyBeees said...

May the force be with you cutting up such beautiful knitting!!!!

Wendy said...

Looking amazing! I just did a crocheted steek and it was a breeze!

Bezzie said...

How said, I actually just squealed in delight! Can't wait!

Bezzie said...

Sorry, that should have read "sad"!

Terby said...

I really like the way the horizontal and vertical elements are balanced in your vest. Wish I could see it in person. Looking forward to your next installment. :)

Sarah said...

I love it.

Can't wait for the steeking action shots! Oooh! drama!

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

You sound so calm and collected at the prospect of cutting hours of your knitting apart. Looking forward to the progress pics.