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Sweater! - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
firstfrost
Sweater!
The sweater for fredrickegerman is finished, yay! This is the first project I've worked on that was all worked in one piece (so it got a bit awkward to carry about towards the end) with steeks for arms and neck. Like most knitters, I am scared of steeks - you actually have to cut the knitted fabric, which is something that otherwise you never do, and it invokes terrors of unravelling and holes. Thus, I took several explanatory pictures of steeking, for those who follow the link. Somewhat ominously, the pattern only came in size Small and size Large, when a Medium was requested; hopefully it won't be the second in a series of sweaters which has to go to someone other than the original recipient due to bad sizing.

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remcat From: remcat Date: May 19th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I have my first steeked sweater (a cardigan) on needles right now!
twe From: twe Date: May 19th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
That came out really well. The tapestry pattern is quite pretty and the colors are nice too.
astra_nomer From: astra_nomer Date: May 20th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm afraid that steeking is just one of those knitting techniques that I will never master, big scaredy cat that I am.
mijven From: mijven Date: May 20th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

shiny!

But I'm just stunned! (Both at daring to cut, and the cuteness!)
fredrickegerman From: fredrickegerman Date: May 25th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
For those following along at home, it fits beautifully. Huzzah! I was quite taken aback when there weren't seams in places I expected them. How cool.

Thanks!

Now that you know how to cut knitted things and make them go back together again, do you know how to repair holes too?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: May 25th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've fixed holes before (some more successfully than others - in the middle of a surface can usually be darned, whereas holes in cuff edges generally need the cuffs replaced); the tricksy bit is often trying to find yarn to match, though.
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