I’ve got this far with drops nordic brocade 60-6 pattern.
I have adapted it in a few places.
The hem should be a deep folded stockinette, looked awful and added bulk around my belly in the most unflattering way. I cut off the hem and put in a picot bind off. Made an error and knitted a round prior to the bind off when I should have purled and now my bind off is rolling. I may re do it.
The top is much shorter then I expected although correct to the pattern. I’m thinking of adding another band from behind and above the picot bind off to give a layered effect. ANY ideas or comments about this are very welcome.
The neck has ended up huge compared to the pattern which is odd as I worked a gauge swatch. Never mind it’s actually quite an elegant, relaxed look on the neckbeing scooped like this. I did not crotchet the neck as per the pattern but did a picot bind off, purl wise as the stockinette curls so after curling the picot is right side. Then the neck decreases could be seen due to the curl so I added another picot edging to add to the flounce of it all.
Not awful, I feel.
Now to the arms.
I do not like the length of the pattern arms so had a go instead at the seamless set in sleeve in this tutorial
I thought it was going quite well as I worked it but the result is far from acceptable.
There is a line of loose pick ups and ugliness. My circular needles are either too short or too long I don’t even know which, which put stress on the stitches.
There was a big hole in the underarm I sewed up.
I’m looking for ideas of how to get a sleeve in. This sleeve is too wide for me now I try it on but if I follow the tutorial for narrower sleeves I’ll pick up fewer around the arm hole and it will surely just be loose and messy?
I would prefer a full length, long sleeve although I bound this off at a cap sleeve length but the arm hole is not worked enough for this length sleeve.
I’m going to rip this sleeve out.
ANY and all comments, ideas and suggestions are welcome on where to go from here. The top is far from perfect but it would be a shame if I couldn’t finish it in some way.
All in all I need some creative ideas on how to finish this up.