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)

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Red White Gansey Progress for June 7

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There's been slow progress on the sleeves.

For each skein, I'm switching sleeves so when one is done, the other will be almost finished and the sweater will be done.

It's 90 F/32 C today, so I decided to try it on. Fit's great.

The second pattern band on the sleeve was supposed to be the diagonal lines, second pattern down from the top on the body.

I got dizzy thinking about which way to run the diagonals on the sleeves so the sweater would look attractive, and decided to knit diamonds instead. I like the diamonds better and they're more fun to knit.

Pattern: White Gansey from Beth Brown-Reinsel's Knitting Ganseys

Yarn: Knitpicks Swish, a worsted weight superwash wool

Color: Pepper Red

Needles: Knitpicks Options #3

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 9 rows/inch in stockinette. A very firm gauge for this yarn but great for showing stitch definition.

Here's a close up of the underarm gusset.

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