Wednesday, February 27, 2008

No Knitting, But a Sketch

Okay, I've decided to start working back and forth from the underarms up. I'm just waiting to be in the right frame of mind to check my gauge and perhaps do a bit of decreasing for the upper body, and figure out what that means for the sleeves.

In the meantime, here's a rough sketch of my sweater. The red in the drawing represents the trim and the red hatching that only shows at centerback is the fabric facing.

The two bits of trim are samples from Norway. I'm leaning toward the one on the right with a bit of green in it, although I like the handwoven look and feel of the other. I found a source for buttons here in the U.S.


Donna said...

I love the red trim.

If you're doing a square neck and you don't relish working back and forth above the neckline, you can just BO the neck sts, then CO about 7 sts on the next row for a steek. It'll draw in and be all bunchy looking while you knit the upper body, but after you cut it open, the neck will be perfect.

Your choice. Some people can knit with an even tension going back and forth with the purls and stranded colorwork. It's something I just can't do with any acceptable results.

Tracy said...

I like the trim sample on the right, also. I think it will stand out better because there is a lot of white in the sweater already.