Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

FLAK Progress

FLAK body with about four inches knitPattern: Follow the Leader Aran by Janet Szabo

Yarn: Elann's Peruvian Highland Wool

Color: Antique Rose

Needles: US #5

Gauge: 22 stitches/4 inches in Moss Stitch

I've started FLAK Part 7, The Body.

After deciding to knit the body in the round, I picked up stitches all the way around on a 40 inch Addi Turbo needle, and started knitting. And knitting, and knitting, and knitting.

The heavily cabled body is slow going, but not boring and certainly rewarding. I have almost four inches completed from the underarm down. I don't want to know how many hours of knitting that represents. Some things are better left a mystery.

Only eight more inches of cables and two inches of ribbing to go for the body.

FLAK underarm faux seamKnitting a stitch pattern in the round always leaves a jog where the pattern doesn't line up quite right.

I've solved that problem by putting a one purl faux seam under each arm. I like the way this looks plus it takes care of the jog in the stitch pattern.

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