I Got It!


Those are just a few of the little swatches I’ve made this past week. All in all I think I’ve made about 10.
I’ll confess that yesterday in a moment of weakness I even considered making it a bottom-up sweater. I know this wouldn’t be an issue if I had to make decreases every row. But in the end I really wanted this to be a top-down pattern. I like having all those opportunities for tweaking the fit, and I’m sure you all would too.
I’m really surprised by how much time this has taken though. I’ve consulted several books — Knitting Without Tears, Knitting from the Top, Vogue Knitting, and the Knitter’s Handbook, as well as several web sites. I even downloaded the trial version of Sweater Wizard to see if it could help. And get this — it wouldn’t let me put in the measurements I wanted. Well, I’ve knit this yoke once already — I know the measurements work! I just needed a little increase help.
All this fuss in the name of an increase that would work well on every row, without making holes or a pucker in the fabric.
And then, I finally got it right last night. Wanna see?
I know. Doesn’t look like much. But to me, it’s magical.
I can’t wait to see this yoke all knitted up. I’m still a bit worried that it won’t work so it will feel really good when it’s done and looks good and fits. Plus, I keep telling myself that once I get the yoke done it’s smooth sailing — a little short rowing and then some hourglass shaping. Sounds simple right?

9 thoughts on “I Got It!

  1. Yes, real simple. (?!) It’s gonna be a few minutes before my mind can assimilate anything after reading this post :P.

  2. I can’t wait to see how your finished product turns out. You’ve spent a lot of time on the details. And it’s the details that can make or break a project. I love that you’re so determined! I have all these ideas in my head but when it doesn’t turn out the way I want, I sometimes just give up. It’s easier to go back to just knitting without thinking about it. But it’s a great moment when you finally figure out something you’ve been rolling around in your head.

  3. From what I can tell it’s going to be great. Designing takes lots of work and you are willing to put in what time is needed…there is a big payoff in the end (of satistaction anyway). 😉

  4. The swatch looks perfect… I can’t wait to see the yoke all knitted up either! I’m really enjoying watching you go through this process, and I know the final product will be well worth the effort!

  5. I only wish I had your patience. Your hard work was worthwile, there are no holes or puckers in that little swatch. I like your Milefili yarn from the previous post. I used it last summer with a textured stitch. It splits a little so you have to be a little more careful while knitting, but I don’t see why lace wouldn’t work with it.

  6. Hello everyone. What more felicity can fall to creature, than to enjoy delight with liberty.
    I am from Maldives and bad know English, give true I wrote the following sentence: “In the due bubbles, the sauce was used as stairsteps.”
    Thanks 8). Dougal.

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