What an original title.
I’ve got 2 things to show you today, first is a scarf for my grandmother in Seattle. She called Sunday night and asked for a scarf. I had some grandiose ideas about making Muir for her, but then reality set in. It’s winter, she needs a warm scarf now. I bought yarn Tuesday afternoon and after knitting exclusively for 2 days all the yarn is gone and Grandma has a nice new scarf going out in the mail tomorrow.
The yarn is Plymouth Boku (blatant Noro knock-off) and the pattern is my own. I’ve seen so many great K1P1 Noro striped scarves out there, I wanted to make one of my own. I saw these 3 related colorways at the LYS and decided to do a scarf of three stripes instead of the 2 stripe ones that seem so prevelant.
With 3 yarns you only work one row with each color before switching, which made to color repeats last longer. I was very pleased with the result. With 37 stitches on US sz. 8 / 5mm needles it ended up being 7 inches wide and about 70 inches long.
And then the other FO I mentioned several days ago…
Pattern: Umm… none. I thought this would be the High Neck Cable, but it is not.
It is the: Steeked Shawl Collar Seamless Saddle Shoulder Pullover with Cables someone please give me a better name for this thing!
Yarn: Plymouth Galway Highland Heather. Color Light Green. Less than 5 skeins / 500gms
Needles and Gauge: US sz. 7 / 4.5 mm are you serious, I was supposed to check gauge?!
I don’t even know how to blog about this sweater! I didn’t take enough pictures to do justice to the processes this sweater went through. I knit the entire High Neck Cable up to the buttonbands, tried it on and hated it. So I ripped out most of the yoke and knit a modified Saddle Shoulder crewneck. I tried that on too and hated it. Then I ripped it all the way down to the sleeve join – including unKitchenering the armpits – and tried again.
I dropped down 2 purl stitches between each cable and hooked them back up in knit to create ribs. Then I used a somewhat modified Saddle Shoulder shaping for the yoke. At the spot that seemed appropriate I bound-off the 10 center stitches for the base of the shawl collar, cast on 5 for a steek and facing, and started a V-neck shaping.
I continued decreasing (no back and forth saddles) until the steek neck stitches met the shoulder stitches. I then cast off the steek stitches and placed the others on a piece of wool.
The steek: I didn’t take any pictures, but this is similar to what I did with the Adventure Sweater in July. I tightly crocheted 2 lines of slip stitches on each half of the neck. One line on the outside edge where I wanted to fabric to fold under, and one line close to the center to fold under the raw wool ends. This was the first time I have not machine reinforced a steek. It was rather exciting.
Shawl Collar: After cutting the steek I picked up stitches along the (nice, tidy) edge at the rate of 2:3, then all the back and shoulder stiches from the waste wool, and on down the other neck edge. I worked K2P2 ribbing for 4 rows then started adding a pair of shortrows every 2 rows of ribbing. When I had worked 16 rows (not including shortrows) I bound off.
Finishing. I sewed the edges of the collar one over the other and down to the 10 bound-off stitches. The steeks were already faced so I just had to sew down the crochet stitches to the inside of the sweater and everything was tidy and contained.
Did that make any sense at all? This will:
Noro. Sock. Does it get any better?