Tuesday, November 01, 2005

i've fallen in love all over again...

i dunno...i am so in love with this WIP! as much as the mitten i am knitting. this is from Fall VK, pattern #25 if you have the mag. a fair isle vest. i have changed so many things in this pattern to mold it to my liking, and i will go over them all when i finish. i will wear this for thanksgiving, over this blouse i got at Gap, which is why i was lead to these particular colours. close-ups of fair isle later in the project. whoever thought up flat-knitting fair isle needs to be shot. purling two colours is next to impossible. but i'm handling it, and i'm zipping right along! few more inches on this front left, then the right front, then the back...(eek! all that purling!!) and then more ribbing around the neck/armholes.



question, though...when i do a 3-needle bind off at the shoulders...how will that effect my patterning? if i do it in a solid colour, will it show up as a plain row? or not...because the patterning would 'drop off' the needle, and the new colour (bind-off row) would be the 'seam' inside the garment? help me think this through.....

3 comments:

Laura said...

I think you will see a little show-through of the row that you use for the 3-needle bind off, but most of it will be the "seam." However, if you can work it--I'd suggest trying to do the bind off on one of the more plain rows of the pattern (rows 1 are 9 are the best, but rows 5 and 10 also look like good candidates) OR you could finish knitting rows 1 or 9 and bind off in the solid color on rows 2 or 10.

Joanna said...

No advice about the bind-off, but I just wanted to say that your vest is looking fantastic!

roxy ^-o-^ said...

woohoo thems some awesome sub-breastysies shots! LOL

J/K - love ya grrrlie!

That's a fab WIP btw - I love your skills!


*muah*