Friday, March 21, 2014

Designing and knitting a fisherman's sweater - part 6

So, now the bodice is complete.  You can see the front, and where I'm working the sleeve.  Yes, it looks like a mess; blocking takes care of all that.  When you work a couple of purl sts between the various patterns, those sts act as ribbing, and to get the proper effect, you have to wet block the garment and smooth it out.

I've already done the neck ribbing.  It's so nice to get this donebefore you deal with sleeves.  This way, when you are finished with the sleeves, you are done! Finish in all the ends and then block.

Here's a nice close-up of the bodice.  I loved knitting this, and now have a hankering for an entire garment with fake cables and twist sts and lace.

The sleeve incorporates the fake cable and the twist st pattern, plus I added the diamonds, which are just a larger version of the cross pattern that separates the body from the bodice.  About 10" done, and I should be finished with the sleeves by early next week.


Gari in AL said...

This is beautiful. I have not knit a sweater or even worked from a chart but what you have here really excites me.

Ruth said...

Thank you. If you can knit a sock, you can knit a sweater. A sweater is basically 3 tubes. Not hard at all.

Ramona said...

Your work is just beautiful. I am going to knit a sweater.... one day... soon I hope!

straythreads said...

that sweater is going to be gorgeous!! maybe some day I will be to that point and aran sweater has been a goal from way back.

Dar said...

Your sweater is gorgeous! What an accomplishment. I'm still learning socks. Maybe one day I'll graduate to sweaters.

Judy S. said...

Beautiful! I need to get back to making sweaters!


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