It is very common for gauge to change when doing stranded work. Usually, the gauge becomes tighter (I’m odd, my stranded knitting is often looser). There are two ways to handle this, either change to a larger needle for the stranded section, or spread out your knitting on the right needle as you knit (this keeps your floats looser).
Thanks!! When I did my (one) colorwork hat, I didn’t have this problem, but I made a much more concerted effort to knit really loose. I was surprised this time, but I’ll be more careful!
So excited and geeking out last night to progress past the sleeve divide of my ‘Downtown’!
Seems like an important milestone. C’mon with the gazillion rows of stockinette and finishing my first sweater!
HUGE! It’s the big moment!
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SLEEVE DIVIDE!
You can also push your work inside out to strand around the outer circumference.
I certainly hope so.
I am actually purling the whole thing (Portuguese) so all the strands are on the outside. I’ve arranged to borrow some needles from a friend for the colorwork section though!
Love the colours in your yarn!
Hey all. I have a question for the Bottom Liners.
I’m stuck on how to do the SL4L. I know I slip 5 stiches purlwise from the left needle to the right. Got it. If I count the stitches (going right to left, in the order I’m slipping them), then the 5th stitch becomes the last stitch (i.e. left-most) on my right needle. How do I “lift fifth st over first 4 st and off needle” ? Is it as simple as the “5th” stitch is actually the first (or right-most) slipped stitch on my right needle?
Replying to myself, because the magic of typing the question helped me answer it. I think it really is as simple as I was calling the wrong stitch “5th.”
You got it! The first stitch of the 5 you slip to the right needle will be the stitch you pick up and pull from right to left over the other 4. It creates a mirror image to the SL4R.
I love all the wips here! I had cast on right before this was announced and knit a half sleeve Petula in just over a week, such a happy knit. I love Isabell’s patterns!
It’s blocking now and I’m very much looking forward to it being dry
Thank you. I’ll try to get a daylight photo this weekend.
Thank you for this reassurance! My brain couldn’t quite get it for a sec, but that’s what mine now looks like, too. Phew.
I’d just like to share an “aha” moment of appreciation for Isabell Kraemer’s design talent…anyone else notice that the M1 increases in the round preceding the openwork pattern of Bottom Line align with the center purl stitches and make a cool little teardrop in that column?
Wow, that is just beautiful Great work!!!
I am on row 5 of the 8. Row 1 was the most fiddly for me, but sharp pointy needles are important here. I switched my needles for this part and it made a huge difference.
Pointy needles for the win! Especially if you’re a tight knitter. I basically only use Chiaogoo red lace or HiyaHiya sharps.