When Nature is on Sophie can careless if I’m knitting.
Roscalie is coming along ok even though it’s taken a couple of tries to get the decreases right. After two decreases on each armhole the instructions say, “dec at armholes on next 6 rnds, then on every foll alt rnd 8 times in all. 16 sts decreased at each side of armholes in total”. At first I focused on the ‘8 times in all’ and kept getting the wrong amount of decreases. Finally I added it up. 2 sts + 6sts + 8sts = 16 in total. Doah!
Today I took some measurements. Tension is suppose to be 28 sts x 32 rows = 10 cm while I’m getting 27sts x 34 rows = 10 cm. I’m not so worried about the stitch count but I do worry about the rows. Gosh, didn’t this happen with Firebirds? It’s just dawned on me; I should have measured my swatch before I washed it and then after as a reference guide for moments like this.
If you were in Jean’s class and saw the pins she was using to set in a sleeve you might be interested in knowing Patternworks now carries them. Thanks Naomi and Caryn for the tip.
Must be a very popular item now, notice it didn’t take long before getting put on back order.
Here’s a different kind of Fair Isle cardigan, Ruth’s Kauni
trøje ( free download ). This yarn is from Denmark and apparently not available in North America. I ordered some from Wollensucht.de in Germany but it’s coming on the slow boat so I don’t expect to see it for awhile.