Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Finally, Some In Progress Pictures

See, I really do knit a bit.

Anyway, I'm really hitting a wall with my knitting lately, so I figured I'd better post some pictures of my WIPs before they all get frogged. Yup, rippit, rippit time....

This is the back and left front panel of Gillian's Toggle Coat. There isn't anything "wrong" with it, I'm just really feeling ambivalent about it. Perhaps the fabric isn't quite right for a toggle coat. I think that I've given it enough of a chance to win me over, and if it hasn't done so yet, it isn't gonna happen. I might try knitting an overgrown cardigan for Ellery or Gillian with the same yarn.

This is the Fake Isle hat from Magknits.
Strangely enough, I like it better in the picture than in person. Something about my wonky camera and piddly-poor photographic skills make the pattern "pop" more in the photo than in real life. Anyway, the curling edge and muddied colours are kinda leaving me cold, but I'm so close to finishing that I might as well complete it rather than frog it.

This is the Eyelet Yoke Sweater from Vogue Knitting Winter 2002. The pattern was written in two sizes, XS/S and M/L...I'm so not XS/S.... Anyway, despite knitting gauge squares, downsizing my needles by 0.5mm as a result and taking careful measurement throughout the knitting process, I'm really worried about the size of the finished garment. I did order an extra ball of Adrienne Vittadini's Trina for this sweater, yet still managed to use it all up, so my fears about sizing may not be baseless. (Can anyone out there confirm this for me....if you downsize your needles to achieve gauge, you should expect to use a bit more yardage when the pattern calls for "knit until sleeve/body reaches 19 inches"...right?)

So, lots of knitting, no finished objects.


At 7:53 PM, Blogger Ruinwen said...

Sorry that you haven't enjoyed making any of your WIPs...but that Fake Isle hat is really lovely. The colors in it really do pop.


At 11:16 AM, Blogger Maggie said...

My first inclination is to say yes to your gauge/yardage question, but actually, if you are achieving the correct gauge, you should still use the same yardage. The pattern's estimate is off.

What's the yarn in the toggle coat? The pink is so pretty.

At 11:56 AM, Blogger Chelle said...

Ok Maggie, but often when gauge isn't perfect, one picks stitch gauge over row gauge. Since I am using a bit smaller needle, one might expect that I will need a couple extra rows to achieve the pattern length? Does that make sense?


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