Friday, December 08, 2006

Wiggles and Waves Revisited

Wiggles and Waves has reappeared. I got my act together. Yesterday I seamed the shoulders and wove in *a lot* of loose ends. What's left to do is pick up stitches around the armholes, knit the sleeves, pick up stitches around the neckline and knit the neckband. Question for you: I don't think I have enough of the main color to knit 2 long sleeves. How do I divide my remaining yarn so that at least the sleeves are the same length?

Casual Friday
Pattern: Knitting Pure and Simple Top Down Weekend Pullover
Yarn: Rowan Big Wool 100% merino, #021 Ice Blue, 6 balls
Gauge: 2.5 sts/inch
Needles: size 17 DPNs, 16" circular and 32" circular
Comments: Had trouble finding the right needles. I started out with Lion Brand but plastic just doesn't cut it. Also, keep in mind the circumference of the circular cable, you want the fatties not the skinny cables. Only Addi's had them. One last tip - knit the sleeves BEFORE the rest of the body.

I enjoyed knitting this sweater. I needed to see how a top down was constructed. While I was knitting this I also read Barbara Walker's Knitting from the Top about raglans and things made so much sense.

Santa Goes Shopping
I leave you with this funny photo of Santa and his elf on their way to Target. Or maybe Lowe's. Karl and I were going to pick out a Christmas tree and caught a glimpse of Santa on his motorcycle (I'm sure his license plate said "my other vehicle is a sleigh").

Have a great weekend!


ruth said...

that sweater looks really good on you!! not to mention it looks super cozy and comfy too. =)
and that santa on the bike... hilarious!!! =D

LoriO said...

Cute cute sweater! And W&W is gonna be nice.

Re: dividing yarn. Hmmmmm. There is a way to make a yardage counter:, but I know there is a device you can buy at a fishing supply place that will work too, similar to one sold in catalogs that are specific to yarn. You could wind up your yarn and count as you go, then re-wind half into another ball. Make sense? I know I'm not explaining it well.

Purse_Ho said...

that wiggles and waves is gorgeous! and your pull over is beautiful! :) i love knitting pure and simple patterns...they are so simple and quick! :)

santa obviously loves a harley :)

Anonymous said...

Great sweaters! I would divide your yarn by weight for the sleeves on wiggles and waves. Love the santa!

Birdsong said...

You look fab in your handknits! The wiggles will be a slinky and stylish knit when done.

AJ said...

The Waves and Wiggles is gorgeous! If you can wind the yarn by a swift, I'd divide the skein into two balls and go from there...but what do I know? :) And how fun to see Santa driving his hog? :)