February 09, 2004

That's a lot of stitches...

I finished the second sleeve for the Lett-Lopi sweater. Here are the pieces waiting to be joined together:

Then I knit all the stitches onto one needle (except for a few underarm stitches at the join between sleeves and body), and produced this:

Not much different, is it? I’ve only knit one round past the join; the yoke pattern starts now, but I haven’t had time to get going on it. And 318 stitches is an awful lot of stitches - one round is suddenly a monumental task. It will be even better when I’m doing colour work on that huge round; I just hope I don’t make any mistakes and have to tink back. After about 7 rows of pattern the decreases start, which will make it easier to bear.

Actually, I’m looking forward to starting the pattern, it’s just a little daunting to cope with so much fabric and so many stitches! On the plus side, though, there won’t be any seaming at all to be done!

Rogue is progressing very slowly - I’ve been devoting myself to the Lopi, mostly. Plus, I’m theoretically working on my paper, which isn’t conducive to knitting. Or shouldn’t be. Not like the NHL All-Star game yesterday, the reason for my progress on the Lopi! (Go Mats Sundin and Gary Roberts!)

Until tomorrow!

Posted by Aven at February 9, 2004 01:31 PM

The Lopi looks fantastic! Ok, maybe not so portable but isn’t knitting in the round better than sewing things together?

Love the finished Reindeer jacket too! Fitted is good, it looks great!

Posted by: Patty at February 9, 2004 11:09 PM