I’ve picked up the top down pullover project this week. I placed it on hold while I considered whether the bottom part of the body was going to be wide enough. I finally came up with a silly idea on how to test the width. Since this sweater has a slight hourglass body (width is same at the under arm and lower torso), I tried on the sweater upside down. I did feel quite silly doing this but, … oh well.
When I first started this sweater I suspected that I might prefer to knit sweaters in the round. At this point, I find that each method has advantages and disadvantages, the decision of which to use depends on the pattern.
|can hide yarn ends in seams||yarn ends might be more obvious|
|easier for intarsia||easier for Fair Isle|
|easily match stripes around body||stripes and patterns can jog|
|less area to rip out when errors||more area to rip out when errors|
|seams might add bulk||no or few bulky seams|
|must take care that rows match between pieces||might involve steeks or some flat knitting|
|many seams to sew||few seams to sews|
|harder to fit during construction||can try on during construction|
|more armhole shaping possibilities||limited armhole shaping possibilities|