Sunday, April 1, 2007

Eileen Tank Back Finito!

Short rows are easy. After finishing the back of Eileen, I can see how it shapes the shoulders. Very cool. Click on the photo and you'll be taken to my Flickr page, where you can view a much larger version to see the lace detail.

Eileen Back

Am I posting too much? My take is that posting often keeps the KAL blog alive and happy. :)

8 comments:

Amethyst said...

Wow, that's beautiful. I'm in love with that shade of blue.

I don't think you're posting too much. If anything, you're inspiring the rest of us to get our needles going. I'm *still* waffling about what yarn to use.

Tammy said...

No! You are definitely not posting too much! I enjoy seeing your progress... thanks for sharing. The back looks beautiful!

StarSpry said...

That looks wonderful; great job! It's fun to see your progress, so don't worry about posting too much :)

Dawn ; ) said...

Its beautiful. I love it, especially the color.

Jocelyn said...

The gauge/needle size in the pattern has me perplexed. I can't figure how you get to 5 sts/inch on a size 2 needle? Did you use the yarn called for in the pattern? Looks great, btw.

Betty said...

Jocelyn -

I did not use the recommended yarn, which is worsted weight linen. I am using a cotton-linen blend. The recommended yarn might behave differently.

I swatched 4 times, starting with US 2.

I am using a Size 5 needle for a gauge of 5.25 = 1 inch. I am knitting the 2nd smallest size. The tighter gauge actually gets me to a finished bust smack dab between the 1st and 2nd sizes.

I have an explanation on my blog.

http://knittingbetty.blogspot.com/2007/03/gauge-not-necessary.html

Riggwelter said...

That's looking great! that shade of blue is gorgeous!

Stitch-ay Woman said...

No, not too often-- I personally wish I had a digital camera right now so I could post progress photos, and I love seeing other peoples' progress.
This is really lovely-- that shade of blue is amazing.