Some of us over in the 1st Sweater KAL have been knitting a “simple” little summer top called TEMPTING.
Did I say simple? Sorry…don’t want to mislead anyone!
Anyway, mine is DONE…and I was soooo waaaay ready for it to be done, I am just
It was SUPREMELY BORING :passedout: from the cast on edge (in the round) up to the 13" length where the two sleeves are knit separately, both knit in the round, and then all are joined to start the yoke.
Here is where the pattern becomes aggravating. There were [B]no diagrams[/B] and [U]few words[/U] to help the knitter conceptualize how to join three items that were all knit in the round: sleeve 1, sleeve 2, and the 13" body. Huh?
Once that is figured out…then knitting 266 st. in the round AGAIN for 4 add’l inches…AAARRRGH. Then the eyelet row, then 4 more rows, the bind off in 2x2 rib again. It is just enough to make a grown woman cry. Just sooo supremely monotonous and hard work, too. Literally hard w-o-r-k on the hands.
[B][COLOR=blue][I]BostonBecca blazed the trail for us![/I][/COLOR][/B] She had to do some frogging because her 2x2 rib didn’t align correctly when the sleeves and body were loaded up onto one big circ. She was gracious enough to post her issues:poke:…so…myself and others were forewarned…and I was able to tinker around with which stitches would be placed onto waste yarn and which stitches would load onto the yoke. Anyway, I know I am talking gibberish…but, anyone who has had the misery of joining this garment at the arm area to start the yoke knows what I am blabbing about. :help:
Well, it was knit with Stash yarn…two strands carried together made my gauge perfect. Two colors of cream that worked perfect together. The yarns were two different yarns, too, by the way.
Rowan “CALMER” which is 75% cotton/25% microfiber and
Lara “ENDLESS SUMMER” which is 100% Combed Cotton.
This summer top made my hands and thumbs ache.
But, I am done…[B][I]stick a fork in me, I am DONE![/I][/B] :woot:
My DD looks adorable in it! And her DH loves it on her!
I was up til 4 am last night finishing it. We went to Shipwreck Beads this afternoon, and I wanted to give it to her when I was at her house.