Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Corinne is off the needles.

After hours of knitting row after row of glorious garter I was sad to see it come to an end.  This sweater is knit in one piece from side to side. The only finishing is grafting the sleeve seams and sewing on the buttons.

Steady, even garter.

The yarn is Dirty Water DyeWorks Marie, colorway Slate.  This DK weight blend of merino, cashmere and nylon knits up quickly and makes a soft, comfy garment.

This design uses a short row repeat to shape the sweater.

The short rows create simple textured lines.

I made one modification.  The neckband isn't knit as a separate piece so it lacks the stability of one created by picking up stitches along a cast off edge.  I was afraid that with time the neckband would stretch from the weight of the sweater.  To reinforce the neckband I crocheted a chain along the inside edge.  You can find clear instructions for this technique here.

Part of the fun was picking out the buttons.

I chose these glistening black ovals from the vintage button selection at Gather Here.

The temps are still cool.

Corinne is ready to wear.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Just lovely. The oval buttons are really cool - I find oval things that are useful to be endlessly amusing. Can't wait to see it in person.