Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sloane Progress

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Actual knitting content!

Here's the progress on the Sloane Turtleneck. The photo is a bit strange. I took several on the living room floor, some with flash and a few severely underexposed with no flash, at as slow a speed as I could and not have a blur. This is one of those. I adjusted the exposure in Photoshop, which introduced its own bit of strangeness. But, at least the wonderful 3-dimensionality of the cable shows. A flash picture just completely kills that.

I put a towel into the sweater for the picture for two reasons. First, the bust dart needs a bit substance in it to photograph at all well. Second, the cable tends to draw in so much in the current unblocked state that it's hard to get a sense of the garment.

I'm getting a bit anxious about all the proportions around the armscye (fancy-speak for the opening the arm goes through, pronounced "arm sigh") and hoping it won't be too deep. It's all a bit of a gamble.

I'm also a bit anxious about the way the short row bust darts will fit. Each time I turned, I have a rather blunt two row addition to the front. I probably should have slipped the first stitch to soften that a bit. Live and learn.

This yarn is Knit One Crochet Too Parfait. A few years ago, I bought a bunch on clearance from a Herrschner's yarn sale deal. It's a great smooth classic worsted weight yarn; easy to work with and looks good with any kind of texture. I think it's discontinued now, but I'm not sure.

7 comments:

MarieGrace said...

Bust darts always freak me out because.. well... I personally don't have what it takes to make them necessary. Therefore it always makes me a little queasy to think about designing them for others.

The sweater looks great BTW.

Bezzie said...

Hee hee, I'm with marie. If I had the bust to fill a dart, then yup, I'd be all about them.

I do love that design.

GURO said...

What the other girls said... I'd probably love bust darts if I had the need for them. (Theresa recently took a picture of me where my boobs disappeared altoghther. Weird!)

Terby said...

Great cable. I really like it. More commentary about bust darts would be appreciated - I still haven't knit anything that uses them (or incorporated them into my own knitting) but I think they're a fantastic idea. I'm just not exactly certain about placement, how you determine # of rows needed, etc.

Carol said...

Sloane is fabulous!

Michele said...

Beautiful cabling!

dale-harriet said...

Oh, Elizabeth, how wondrous! I can discount worrying about darts, most dishcloths, scarves, shawls don't have them (caps or socks either) - and CERTAINLY not toques! Those cables just make me want to trace them with my finger...