Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The little blue sweater is done! I took my time with the seams, because if they aren't right they really let the whole project down. The way the mattress stitches disappear is really quite amazing particularly at the raglan seams. I'm happy with the sweater but it's hard to judge how it will fit; I haven't any kids here to try it on. The wool was a pleasure from start to finish. After casting off the last stitch of the neckband, there was a scant 10 grams of wool left. Perfect. Nothing left to do but wash it and see how it looks after that.
Work continues on the yoke of my Tea Leaves cardigan. Going down a couple of needle sizes got me to the stitch gauge but the resulting fabric was a bit stiff. Instead, I decided to go with the recommended needle size and follow the directions for a couple of sizes smaller. No guarantee that this will work, but what's the worst that can happen? If I have to rip it all out and start again, it wouldn't be the first time.