Well, the main parts of the pullover are complete. I have to sew them together and knit the neckband. I quite liked working both sleeves at once, but I did discover one drawback. I looked admiringly at my work at one stage and realised that a couple of repeats back I'd done four rows of garter stitch instead of two. On both sleeves. So both sleeves had to be unravelled and reknitted. If I'd knitted the sleeves separately I probably wouldn't have made the same mistake twice. There is a lot of shaping in these sleeves, so doing them together did mean they were shaped exactly the same.
In balance, then, this knitting style will be repeated in future, right ?ReplyDelete
Now for the short wait to see the completed piece. And perhaps modelled by Jack ? ;-D
I can't believe that you have knitted this in what seems like barely a week!! Maybe I will have time, after all, to knit a jumper for my son to take with me when I go to visit him in September. I hate doing sleeves for him, he is six feet and six inches tall.ReplyDelete
When I had a knitting business, the knitters used to regularly knit a sweater or two in a week, so I had to live up to their standards!Delete
I can see where knitting two sleeves at once has both its advantages and disadvantages. I'm not showing Dave pictures of your progress. I'm afraid he might want me to knit a sweater for him, and that's something that would not go well!ReplyDelete
Well done, I look forward to seeing the finished jumperReplyDelete
That was fast!!! Are you wearing 'go faster' stripes?ReplyDelete
I am amazed at how *fast* you can knit an entire sweater! It's lovely, and I can hardly wait to see it with all the parts sewn together.ReplyDelete
My you have made fabulous progress. Thankfully it was only a few rows on each sleeve. Knitting Bliss...ReplyDelete
Oh that is a shame about having the mistake repeated on both sleeves! Lucky you're a really really fast knitter! Can't believe how fast you've knitted up all the pieces for an adult jumper. Looking forward to finished pics :).ReplyDelete
BTW are you knitting Continental style?
No, I hold the wool in my right hand and 'throw' it. I only use Continental for multicolour work.Delete