Saturday, October 29, 2011

once upon a time ...

Scoop: looking sweater-ish

From wikipedia: The "rule of three" is a principle of writing which  suggests that things that come in threes are inherently funnier, more satisfying, or more effective than other numbers of things. A series of three is often used to create a progression in which the tension is created, then built up, and finally released. I just hope the principle applies here.

The first red swatch was too big. I had chosen a larger size to make up for my smaller needles and lighter weight yarn, but after knitting the yoke and trying it on, I decided to rip and reknit two sizes smaller.

The second red swatch was too long. Because I'm tall I lengthened the yoke, but when I took the recommended number of raglan increases and redistributed them across a deeper yoke, the raglans looked oddly distorted. Once more I decided to rip and reknit with raglan increases every second round as written, letting the final stitch count fall where it may.

Fingers crossed that this third attempt will be just right. I've tried it on. It looks pretty good. Finally. With luck I'll have a new finished sweater by Friday of next week. I really, really hope so!

7 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

It's really looking like a sweater now! I hope this time it works out for you.

Dee said...

That color is so beautiful. I hope the third time is just right too.

Magical Jane said...

I wish I was adept enough that you could drop it off for some day time progress while you work - but alas, you're on your own. I know you can do it and it will be lovely - but try not to stress if at all possible.

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

you'll have to call this the Goldilocks sweater!

WildflowerWool said...

Third time is the charm, right? I hope it fits!

One pair of Hands said...

Yes, there's definitely a Goldilocks touch here. Such a nice warm colour. I hope you'll be happy with it this time.

Frieda said...

Looking good ! Keeping fingers crossed that the third time 's a charm and that your persistance pays off ...