- CAST ON - The silhouette of this sweater is a big circle, knit from the center out. How would you start off the sweater? How would you cast on to make the neatest center point of the circle?
- COLOR MANAGEMENT - The pattern stitch is a combination of garter stitch and stockinette stitch both knitted in the round. The twisted floats are on the wrong side of the stockinette stitch. Here is a general summary of the twisted float stitch pattern:
1: A – purl
2: A – k with increases
3: A – purl
4: A – k with increases
5: A – purl
6: A – k with increases
7: A – purl
8: A – k with increases
9: A – knit
10: A, B – k1A, k1B twisting OVER
11: A – k with increases
12: A, B – k1A, k1B twisting UNDER
13: A – k with increases
14: A, B – k1A, k1B twisting OVER
15: A – k with increases
16: A, B – k1A, k1B twisting UNDER
17: A – k wih increases
As you can see, the garter sections use only color A and the twisted float/stockinette sections use both color A and B. How would you handle both colors? Would you carry B from Row 1 over to Row 10 or would you carry it from row to row? Would you break off the yarn every color change?
- JOG - Also, 2 kinds of jogs will happen, the color change jog and the garter stitch to stockinette stitch jog. What would you do?
- INCREASES - What kind of increase would you use to build the circle? Invisible, kfb or m1? Remember, the wrong side is the public side.