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10.04.2011













Working on my first project on the knitting machine - a raglan sweater. Drafting it was interesting and fun. I've never made my own knitting pattern and enjoyed converting the flat pattern measurements in inches to the number of stitches, rows, increases, and decreases I would need to make in the sweater. I did all the math from scratch at first (and by I, I mean We - as Jesse came in handy for figuring out some formulas) - but later I discovered a few knitting calculators that helped with placing increases and decreases. I felt like I was using a part of my brain that only gets used when I try to learn a foreign language! (Latin, I'm thinking of you!)

For a change, I'm machine sewing the pieces together instead of by hand - I like how it turned out as sometimes seams can get so bulky. Still one more sleeve to knit and a little finishing work to do, but then I'll be done. I'm going to hand knit the neckband - I can't decide whether to do a rolled neck or a ribbed neck. I think I'm leaning towards the rolled neckband. Either way, I'm sure I'll show you in a few days!

7 comments:

grainline said...

So exciting! All these machine knitting project almost makes me want to dig mine out from under the bed....almost. I really like the progress shots of the pattern. Can't wait to see the finished sweater

Amanda said...

I vote rolled neck! =)

christina said...

math. ugh.
i have a whole new appreciation for knits, for the + 100x's.

definitely looking out for the finished product -it'll be beautiful i'm sure.

get it grl.

EvaForeva said...

Please pleeez hurry, I can't wait to see it!!!

Kb said...

Ah this brings back memories of my degree, can't wait to see the finished sweater!

P R I M O E Z A said...

great to see your project. it looks good!

Kim said...

I like the sweater. I've also machine-sewn seams before, as it was so much quicker than seaming by hand. Do you definitely like it better? I attempted the knitting machine for a few hours before I left to visit my parents in Ohio. I only achieved one row! Argh. Everything kept getting jammed. I'm going to work on it when I get back.