At the end of class last week Jean walked around the room checking swatches for the next project, a V-neck pullover. I didn’t have mine out so I off handedly mentioned, “oh, I’m doing stockinette again.” I can’t remember what her exact response was but I remember her firm encouragement to find a stitch pattern.
It’s not that I don’t want to do one, it’s just been difficult to pair one with 1×1 or 2×2 ribbing.
Here what I came up. It’s a stitch pattern from one of my Jo Sharp pattern books that she used on a V-neck with no ribbing. I’ve seen it named supple rib in some books.
The yarn is Louet Gems in eggplant.
I’m crossing my fingers hoping I have enough.
Zoey asked about the ribbing on my green top-down pullover. Well, I’m sorry to say that I haven’t blocked it yet. In fact I’m considering redoing the sleeves yet again. Several other students had the same problem as I, the lower part of the arm is too tight. I did, however, show my ribbing to Jean and asked if there’s any way to avoid that flaring of the knit stitch. She had no handy tip on that but remarked that some yarns do that.
This weekend I blocked the vest and sewed the side seams. Shouldn’t be long before I finish the ribbing on the neck and armholes.
Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat registration start tomorrow, 8am (PST) sharp!