March 09, 2006

Some things to think about

Here are some things to think about:

  • 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.

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