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Autumnal WIPs

October 14, 2003
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Now that the weather is beginning to cool off here I’m getting even more enjoyment out of my sweater knitting. These are update pictures of two things I’ve brought to the Tea before. I’ll save the lace for another day when there’s more progress to show (right now they look the same as before, just a little bigger…).

This is the body of the Byzantine sweater from the fall issue of IK – shoulders joined, and neckband added. It is draped a little funny but you can still see what a beautiful cable it is, and I love how the welt pattern grows right up into the body pattern so nicely.

This is a detail of the neckband. The pattern calls for a turtleneck, with a couple of inches of ribbing and then a turnback with the cabled pattern. I skipped the ribbing because I don’t want a turtleneck, and just did a neckband with the cabling. I like how it turned out, and in a couple of places the body cables just by chance flowed into the neckband cables – this was total serendipity, I love it when that happens.

This is my progress on Poetry in Stitches p126. The body is just the same two colors and the same 49-row chart over and over for about 12 inches so this is my knitting for when I’m watching Emily play by herself – each row is easy to get in mind. There hasn’t been anything difficult about this yet, I’m expecting the challenge to come when I have to decipher the instructions for neckline shaping. I’ve had several different suggestions as to what they might mean, but I won’t know till I try.

It’s easy to see that Solveig Hisdal is inspired by fabric – those roses have such a look of tapestry or drapery. This is a nice bit of variety to expand my color knitting experience.

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6 Comments
  1. Linette permalink
    October 14, 2003 8:47 pm

    Wow. Byzantine is looking good, and that Poetry sweater is soooo pretty. The style is so different from those fair isles we’re used to seeing.

  2. Sheila permalink
    October 15, 2003 12:49 pm

    Way to knock ’em out, Caroline Prudence! The Byzantine is nice and soft but show texture wonderfully. Your PIS tension looks perfect!

  3. October 15, 2003 6:32 pm

    Hah, photos are deceiving, it’s pucker city in person….blocking is my friend.

  4. vanessa permalink
    October 16, 2003 3:31 am

    wow! i love bothe these swaeters! do you like working with the pis yarn?

  5. vanessa permalink
    October 16, 2003 3:32 am

    sorry for the spelling, too early!

  6. January 12, 2004 1:31 pm

    I’ve recently ordered that book. My payment was accepted so I just have all my fingers and toes crossed that I’m not told it’s out of stock. I can’t wait for it to be shipped.

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