Alright…I’m halfway through the motif and I *still* love it. The colors are blending the way I had hoped, and you can actually make out the motif. I was worried it would look like a blob of color.
Considering I cast on last Sunday and travelled for work a few days this week, I’m making nice progress. I’m almost to the armholes.
There are a couple of tight spots before I’ll be completely convinced this is going to work out. I need to come up with good armhole shaping (I’m doing set-in sleeves) and I don’t want to have to rip it because I can only imagine that ripping intarsia is bad.
I also have to get the neckline to work with the motif. I was going to do a V neck but the motif is so high that I couldn’t make it work right (I suppose that might have something to do with my 5’2″ height as well). So instead I’m going with a rounded neck with a slit (somewhat V neck, and still very casual). Probably rolled like the hem.

14 thoughts on “Halfway

  1. Oh that’s amazing! When I learned how to knit when I was little all I did was intarsia & fair isle hats. I had no idea how hard it actually was until the past few years and I won’t touch it with a 10′ pole!!

  2. I absolutely love the color and the symbol. It is fabulous!
    It may inspire me to get my act in gear and finish the sweater I started last April! You can’t blame me though – who wants to knit a sweater once it starts to get hot!

  3. it looks GREAT–better than that black and white motif! the color is perfect.
    i’m about 4 inches from the armholes on my vest–the three of us are going to be fab in our handknits!!!

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