Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way
as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Several posts ago, I showed a photo of a huge cone of cotton string. Here it is knit into the body of a sweater I’m designing. It is a seamless Gansey-style construction. I started with the ribbing at the bottom then:
- put the underarm stitches on string
- knit the back so I could use it to figure out the neck hole
- knit the front
- Kitchner joined the shoulders
- picked up the neck stitches
- worked several rows of ribbing
- finished with reverse stockinette for a rolled effect.
Right now, it is drying from being blocked. I usually do that before I start the sleeves so I can calculate how many stitches to pick up along the armhole. I’ll decrease the underarm stitches like a gusset. I plan to knit the sleeves in stockinette without the argyle texture pattern.
Katherine Misegades said:
Thanks. Actually, I’ll probably wish I’d used 3-needle bindoff to stabilize the shoulder, but I didn’t think of that. My front and back texture patterns ended up stopping at places where they look continuous over the shoulder.
It’s lovely, Katherine! Woohoo, it looks like it’s a size 12/14 LOL! I do have a question though. Why did you kitchener the shoulders rather than seaming or 3-needle bindoff? Inquiring minds…