But for the moment, let me share with you why I'm pleased with these edges. The neckline and arm openings are finished with i-cord. It's devilishly clever (although I followed Vogue's instructions which are slightly different from those illustrated in the video).
|10 rows of simple lace & i-cord at the hem|
Things I learned:
- Trust the math. The pattern called for a gauge of 19 stitches and 26 rows in a 10cm square; my yarn swatch showed 24 stitches and 30 rows in the same space. I realized that if I knit according to the size large, the finished garment would be the right circumference.
- If it's not right, rip it back and re-knit. It doesn't actually take very long, and the not-quite-right feature would really bug me. I think I knit the front just below the lace yoke 3 times before I was satisfied. I knit the lace and i-cord hem twice.
I cannot believe how good you are !!!!!!!! Amazing work Kay. Though I am not commenting these past week, I enjoy following your work. Your jacket will be amazing as well.ReplyDelete
This is stunning!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, I just ordered the pattern. I'll be happy if mine turns out half as good as yours did. Bonus the pattern was on sale for 2.99.ReplyDelete
It really is lovely!ReplyDelete
Wow, that is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
absolutely beautiful, your knitting skills are superb. The fit is perfect, bravo!ReplyDelete
Absolutely stunnning, so pretty.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, and wonderful. Wonderfully gorgeous.ReplyDelete
I love it!ReplyDelete
Oooooh, it's lovely! I'm just learning to knit, so this is very impressive to me. I'm off to find out what I-cord is.ReplyDelete
wonderful looking topReplyDelete
All your hard work paid. This is a gorgeous knitted top. I love the colour.ReplyDelete
That is entirely amazing. What a beautiful thing to have made yourself!ReplyDelete
Wait...? An attorney who sews and knits?! You ROCK!!! Awesome top and jacket!! I'm a fan!ReplyDelete
Fantastic work, and I especially like your changes. I just realized I have this pattern! Yippee! Thanks for the i-cord link. I need that for the sweater I'm knitting now.ReplyDelete
Your sweater is lovely. You have earned the right to be pleased with it.ReplyDelete
I have one word: exquisite !ReplyDelete
Nicely done, cousin-in-law! (Dave M)ReplyDelete