Saturday, April 28, 2007

Further along



The colours are a little different from that, but it's close. I'm very happy with it so far, I tried it on and it looks great.

There's just been one thing, and I'm not sure if it's me, or errata in the pattern. I'm doing the second smallest size, and when I joined and put sleeves on waste yarn, there were supposed to be 59 sleeve stitches on each sleeve. I got the right amount of stitches for the back and front parts, but the sleeves were 57 each. It's possible that I did something wrong, but if I did, I'm not sure what. Since that makes me 4 stitches short, I compensated by not doing the decreases in the first decrease row that comes after the first CC row.

I'm now realizing, of course, that we have a wonderful knitting community online, and there's a good chance that I can send a note to the designer, Wendy Bernard, and get a response when she has a chance. So I think I'll go do that.

5 comments:

nutttshell said...

That is beautiful! I really hope I have the time/money/yarn to tackle Tomato soon!

Kim said...

I did the same size as the one you are working on, and I came out with the 59 stitches for the armholes. You make have possibly missed one of the increases on each side? Were your overall stitch counts correct when you reached the point to divide for the armholes?

Karen Frisa said...

I imagine you've already emailed Wendy, but just in case...

The sleeve starts with 7 sts. On row 1 you increase 2 to get 9 sts. On row 3 you increase 2 to get 11 sts. When you repeat rows 2 and 3 24 more times, you increase 48 more sts to get 59 sts for the sleeve.

amy [Knitty] said...

i love this sweater in this color. yum!

Amethyst said...

I still don't know what was up with the arms, but it looks like it was my mistake based on what Wendy said and what you guys are saying. It worked out okay, it just meant decreasing less in that first row after picking up.

I finished it, it's blocking now. :)