Monday, March 26, 2007

Still knitting

OK - so I am now about 7" into the body (in the round), and I think it's going pretty well. I finally passed the ribbing this weekend and now the subway knitting is quick and easy.

Here's my problem. I decided (as you may or may not remember) to knit the 43.5 inch version after several aborted cast ons. My gauge in stockinette has been 18/4". I figured this would give me close enough to the right size (I have a 46/48 bust - depending on the wind).

I am concerned that my gauge is going to tighten up in the round, however. I was thinking I would knit an inch or two, then check it. If it's too tight I was thinking I'd move up a needle size (thank you KP options....). I only really need it bigger at the bust, and it's a deep V-neck, and I'm really worried about it being too big not too small......There's also blocking.....

Any opinions? I am using the Shelridge Farms, but I haven't blocked the sleeve I finished (though I keep telling myself to do it...) to see just how much it grows.

I might be able to post a photo later tonight.

2 comments:

Holly said...

my Shelridge grew. I had to be careful not to let it do that too much. Since I am not a fan of skin tight sweaters I was pleased, Miriam would have been perfectly happy with 5 or so cm less growth.

So if you have 4-5" of ease, you can stretch it out a couple of more inches without problems, and just be careful to do something that does not draw in much at the V.

glad to hear you are making progress!

-Holly

Jinxsa said...

I am in no position to give guage advice. But out of curiosity how are you liking the Knit Pick options? I have Boye and they are ok, I have had 2 cables snap at the screw and am looking for something better.