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Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Well-planned! (I'll hold on the "well-done" until you report on the finished sweater. :D)
I didn't take two days to write out my changes to my last sweater, Instead, I took two days to work up the nerve to put the shortrows in the back neckline. Now that I did, now that they worked so well, I can definitely see that adding shortrows elsewhere (like above the waist to make the waistline sit evenly) would help.
I think you're going to have a winning sweater.

What a wonderful post, Mardel. I wish I could sit next to you while you're figuring out the needed changes. I'd learn so much! I'll need to learn about short rows and how to apply them as you are. I'll be interested to see how it all works out for you.

K-Line,  I do wish things werent a grand experiment, but the same time, although Ive been knitting nice sweaters for years, I keep having this nagging little voice that tells me they can be better so I might as well do it.

If it works, and I dont see why it wont, it means no more just picking up a knitting pattern and following the directions blindly, but then I dont do that with sewing patterns, so why should I with knitting patterns.

The cocoon stitch is so WELL DONE! But don't you wish everything weren't a grand experiment sometimes? :-)

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