Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WIP Wednesday


The main body of this CeCe sweater is knit to the point where neck shaping should begin. I'd like to make the body an inch or so longer but I'm not sure there's enough yarn. As there's no chance of getting more - it's mystery yarn that was donated to the community centre - I'd better pay attention now.

Just how much yarn will each of the 3/4 length sleeves take? The best way to find that out is to knit one of them, so that's what I'm doing. After the sleeves are done I figure I need about 75 gr for the neck and shoulders. If there's more than that, I'll add a bit more to the body.

It's a pretty little sweater and has knit up very quickly so far, but now I'm at the tricky part ... increasing while incorporating the increases into the lace pattern. That will also require my undivided attention, so I expect the rate of progress to slow dramatically. I'm hoping to finish sometime next week, but maybe that's unrealistic. My deadlines usually are.

Have a look at the posts listed at Tami's Amis for more WIP Wednesday updates!

15 comments:

pinkundine said...

Oooh, I hope you have enough yarn! It looks so pretty :)

Calophi said...

Really digging the bold red color and the texture of the pattern in the sweater. Looking forward to your progress!

SimonSimple said...

What a vibrant red! Lovely... this is going to be a show-stopper.

Take care until next time.

geeky Heather said...

Ooo, that's a really pretty pattern. You are very smart to knit the sleeves first to see how much you'll have left. Good luck!

Karen said...

I hope you have enough yarn. Your CeCe is really pretty.

Sam Findlay said...

Fingers crossed you don't run out of yarn! It looks great so far!

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

That looks so lovely - fabulous colour! :)

RugbyMad said...

Stunning colour.

Good luck! I have the same issue with one of my WIP's. So we are in the same boat.

Chrisknits said...

I had to figure out how much bigger I could make my shawl with the yarn I had. My friends laughed at me using my yarn scale at knitting today to make sure I didn't use up my yarn too quick.

Kathleen said...

Eep, I hope you have enough yarn! But it's looking gorgeous so far, I love the sweater's texture and that colour. (Yay for mystery yarn that's that pretty! Most of the mystery-donation-yarn I've encountered...hasn't been.)

Denise said...

Crossing paws you have enough yarn.

Liz said...

Good luck with the sweater, I hope you have plenty of yarn!

Just-in said...

Looks very pretty so far! Keeping my fingers crossed for the yarn :)

Yarn Changer said...

That is a beautiful color and will be great for that pattern. Can't wait to see if finished.

omlair said...

what a nice pattern!