Monday, December 17, 2007

Nearly finished the waistcoat

I have now finished knitting the second front/back of the waistcoat and joined the back seam with a 3-needle cast off on the right side. I just need to finish the edges with a row of I-cord all the way around.

I should be able to post a picture of the completed waistcoat soon.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Multi-directional waistcoat first side finished

I finished the first side a couple of days ago and forgot to take a photo before starting the second front. The lower back section is joined to the upper back section as far as the centre back then the stitches are left on a spare needle.

When I started the second front I chose a ball that nearly match the point I stopped knitting when working the first side so i didn't have to loose much yarn in order to make sure the second front more or less matched the first front. In the photo I have knitted the second front down as far as part way through the short row shaping.

I should finish knitting the main body of the waistcoat by tomorrow, which just leaves the edging.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Multi-directional waistcoat

I have now finished the front of the waistcoat. There are 2 sections of short row shaping to turn the knitting as the underarm and back of the waistcoat is knitted sideways i.e. the knitting runs vertically rather than horizontally.

In the second picture I have just started knitting the lower back section to the upper back section. I should have this part of the back finished soon.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Multidirectional waistcoat and Knit Knit

This is the next picture of the waistcoat. I finished increasing for the front neck and have started doing the short rows to turn the knitting at the bottom of the right front. The short row wedge is repeated twice in total and i have just started the second wedge.

One of the things that does irritate me about Noro yarns is that they join them in the middle of the ball and the two sections don't match. I have just knitted through one of these joins and as the colour sequence was brocken up too much I did continue knitting rather than changing to another ball. As it comes in part of the short row section where the colour sequence does break up I don't thing it shows too much!

I've also been buying knitting books again. As my City and Guilds students know I am always buying new knitting books and my latest addition to my library is Knit Knit by Sabrina Gschwandtner. I had a quick look through the book and it looks really interesting. I particularly like books that tell you a bit about other designer makers and how they work. Heather and Jo I will bring the book to class tomorrow.