Thursday, February 14, 2008
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.