March 22, 2006

Belated Bad Penny

I know it’s been a while — but I have been knitting, and I’m finally getting around to posting about it. Do you remember way, way back, before the Olympics, when I mentioned that I was going to make Bad Penny from Knitty for my sister? No? Well, I did. And it’s almost done — so here are some pictures! It’s top down, so here it is just before I started the bottom little lace pattern:


There were a couple of things I found a little odd about the pattern, but the thing that surprised me the most was the sleeves. The instructions say to pick up the stitches left on a holder after the raglan shaping and then knit them flat, back and forth, for a few inches. And it never mentions seaming — perhaps because if they were seamed, they’d never be big enough, since you don’t pick up any extra stitches for the underarm. Now, I know these are little cap sleeves, but I still find this very strange:


Any thoughts? Has anyone done this pattern before?

Lastly, I’ve decided that the yarn colour is definitely daffodil. See?:


Spring’s a’comin’…

Posted by Aven at March 22, 2006 05:22 PM

I thought that the underarm thing was weird too. I seamed mine up after I was done. At the bottom she has you increase after you start the ribbing (at least on the size I was knitting.) I ended up ripping back and increasing before the ribbing. Made more sense to me.

Posted by: caro at March 22, 2006 05:46 PM

I have no advice on the pattern,but I just wanted to say that the sweater is really lovely. I really should branch out more into other colours!! I’m inspired!

Posted by: Jeannie at March 22, 2006 06:41 PM

I have not made the pattern but I have noticed that all Stephanie’s patterns look too tight around the arms. Yours looks lovely, though. Nice sunny yellow for spring!

Posted by: elizabeth at March 22, 2006 07:37 PM

Pretty colour. It is odd to me that the sleeves would not be joined. The detail photo with the pattern seems to show the sleeves as sewn together. I agree with the comment above the designer does seems to design her sleeves & shoulders to look very tight. What does the designer have to say? Her email link with the pattern on Knitty.

Posted by: Paula at March 23, 2006 12:48 AM

I’d email the designer too, usually they have some easy-never-to-be-thought-of-by-me answer.

Pretty! The lace will really set it off. Nice spring coloring. Definietly daffodil. Pretty daffodils too.

Posted by: Carrie K at March 23, 2006 12:59 PM