I did the rollled hem, followed by a few rows of ribbing, that Kay describes. I would like to use one of my colors for the cast-on edge of the sleeves and for the bind-off (and maybe the last row, too) at the collar. But I only have one skein of Shelter in each of the contrast colors. So my question is - how much of the contrast colors does the colorwork use? (I'm making the second size - 39 1/2")
You'll use way less than half of the skein, the second CC is the one that you're going to use the most of. I think that you can very safely use any of the other colors for a round or 2 at each cuff and the last round and bind off at the collar.
Ugh. It's not a difficult mistake to hide, but you do have to add an increase before you begin the colorwork. I ripped out several rounds because of missed increases.Not fun, but I'm glad I did.
Maybe after a bath they won't be so noticeable (and especially not to others).
I know I could have fixed it but I would always know it was there. I've ripped back to pick up the stitch. At least I plenty of knitting time this weekend.
I have a similar thing happening. I am hoping that after blocking they will become less visible. Beautiful color you have there!
Ooh jannabeth, using one of the CCs for the sleeve cast-on is a great idea. I may do that too. Wish I'd thought of it before I cast-on the body.
Thanks kikibatt, I hope so. Many a sin has washed away in blocking before, maybe this time too.
My first thought upon seeing Hadley was that I'd prefer the sweater without the color work on the sleeves. I didn't think about it again until I had the ribbing done for both sleeves. Is anyone else knitting the sleeves plain?
I did the colorwork on the Hadley sleeves but opted not to on my first bangoutasweater the Stopover.
Thank you! I was wondering how to increase without disturbing the pattern!
Yes, I'm only doing colorwork on the yoke.
I am not there yet. About to bind off Dividing Round!
I hear ya! I was hopeful that I'd finish by the end of February, but life said, "Um, no, here's some stuff to interfere with your knitting." I think I might actually get this thing bound off and blocked by this weekend, though. Fingers crossed!
Great idea and i love your Cousin Riddaris - boys' and girls' versions. Thanks!