Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Advice

Making good progress on the Manos-Levens-hybrid-shrug-cardi affair - though Saturday is looming! I wasn't too sure how I was going to tackle the sleeves when I started knitting. I knew I wanted to pick up stitches around the completed armhole and knit the sleeve seamlessly downwards but I knew it wasn't likely to work out quite right if that was literally what I did. So I took some advice from the wondrous Barbara Walker.
These lacy seamless set in sleeves are courtesy of instruction from her book Knitting from the Top. It is a genius construction and though I had to knit the first one twice that was due to a bad choice between a 4.5mm needle and 6mm needle on my part creating a somewhat snugger fit than I was aiming for. The body being done on 5.5mm it was inevitable that the only 40cm circulars I have are just either side of that. Should have known that bigger would be better. Off to pick up the 6mm sticks again and get this second sleeve done and then we'll see how long the body can be in time allowed!

11 comments:

T. said...

I figure someone like Barbara can't steer you astray!

Charity said...

I LOVE the lacy sleeves! This is looking great!

drkknits said...

oh wow, that looks really impressive! i am intrigued, and cant wait to see this finished!

Bells said...

oh you are being very thorough and creative and inspiring. Good work!

Rose Red said...

There's just been a discussion on the Australian Knitters group on Rav about how excellent this book is! That B. Walker, she's a genius! Go you!

Gidgetknits said...

Wow - that colour!!! I love it!

Kyoko said...

Love the top. What a great colour (so nice that it has a wonderful shade).
Knitting from the top is so useful! I should check her book out.
Hope you are enjoying the lovely weather! I am off to a dentist AAGGGHH!
x
Kyoko

Knit Sew City Girl said...

Hi! I love the colour of the yarn you have chosen for your hybrid shrug cardi. Can't wait to see the finished result.

knittedgems.com said...

I often turn to Walker for advice. My other fall back is to reread my books by Zimmerman. So glad you found a solution.

Anna said...

Hello! The shrug looks like it's going to be gorgeous - I love the colour, and the lacy sleeves are a genius touch!

Lynne said...

It certainly looks good!

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