Hedgehog Knits

Adventures in knitting from the eastern edge of Canada.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

So far so good

The front (or back - they're the same) of the Gatsby Girl pullover. It looks very small, but those sections between the cables are 1X1 rib, so it has a lot of stretch. I opted for the smaller size, the 36", so let's hope this works!

The bottom edge is a facing to be folded back, so it should look a lot neater when it all goes together. I have never been so happy that I taught myself to cable without a cable needle - I'll never go back! Still loving the yarn very much, and looking forward to moving on to the the lace section soon.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's looking beautiful!

It'll totally work and fit if you add bust darts, and since these would occur in mostly in the ribbing with a slight row adjustment to the outside most cable - you should be good to go!

~ betseydoodle

7:24 a.m.  
Blogger Marianne said...

That is indeed looking beautiful!

Do you use the 'pinch/hold below the stitches that have come off the needle to cable' method?

7:55 a.m.  
Blogger Kelly said...

Betseydoodle, I hadn't planned on adding bust darts, but that's certainly something to think about. I think I'll knit the back and see how the sizing turns out with that, and then evaluate whether I need the extra space.

Marianne, yup that's exactly what I do. It's actually become really easy and intuitive now that I've been doing it for a while, though it might be difficult with a slippery yarn.

1:56 p.m.  
Blogger tara said...

Hey, I have knit 98% of this sweater, and it is incredibly stretchy. Unless you are particularly chesty, you won't need the bust darts.

3:22 a.m.  

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