Wow – it doesn’t feel like I knit all weekend. I had time to work in the yard, start sewing a blouse, go to a movie with a friend, plus do all the normal weekend catch-up-on-housework stuff (oh, except go to the grocery store; I didn’t do that), yet, I was shocked this morning when I laid the sweater out and looked at how far along it is! The lace pattern is so easy and fast (plus I’m knitting it in the round, so I don’t have to purl the WS rows!).
What I’m doing different from the pattern:
1. Knitting in the round.
2. I won’t be doing the I-cord edging at the hem or cuffs because Shine Sport is a little thicker and more substantial than the yarn originally used for the pattern, and I don’t fancy the idea of having a tube of knitting running around my broadest point. But, the resulting rolled hem is rolling too much for my taste.
This leads to some decisions. Kerin suggested folding up the stockinette portion at the hem and making it a flat, folded hem. I’m also thinking about steeking (with my sewing machine since this is a cotton/modal yarn) to make little side vents at the hem. What do you think?
Pattern: Apres Surf Hoodie from Interweave Knits Summer 2008
Yarn: Shine Sport Sand (discontinued color from my stash)
Needles: Knit Picks US 1 (2.50mm) 32″ nickel plated fixed circular for the body and two 24″ nickel plated fixed circulars for the sleeves <