I’ve finished the body of the raglan
and I’m almost done with one sleeve.
The body is fitting very well! The sleeve is a good length, but I’m still not convinced about the edging. I did 3 rows of garter and a picot bind off. The picots are a little bigger than I envisioned and I’m not sure if I like it yet.
I’m going to sleep on it and decide later.
BTW, see the big U-shaped curve in the full sweater shot? I steamed the top when I finished the short rows and it made quite a difference in the way the stitches look. Cotton really shows every little deviation but with a light steam they even out nicely. Once I’m done and have woven in all the ends I’m going to wash and dry the top. I’m hopeful the rowing out by the shortrows will wash out. I caused them by being overzealous and using a smaller needle for the purl stitches. Turns out I would have been safe using the same needle. Oh well.
I’m also curious to see if the part that was steamed will look any different after being washed. Since cotton has very little memory I’m betting that it won’t look different, but I’m still curious enough to perform this little experiment.
Work is going to be jam-packed this week. Will I get this top done before July 1st like I hoped? This is afterall my June stashbuster project. Your guess is as good as mine. I’m really looking forward to wearing this one but I didn’t knit a stitch all last week so who knows.
Until then, let me know what you think about the sleeve edge. Too much? Not enough? I thought a little frill would be nice but now I’m not so sure.