I started a Noro sweater last last year or early this year, inspired by a Jane Ellison design, with a ribbed top, a deeply scooped neckline and a straight stockinette bottom. RCY had a sample of the design from Mirasol, and I knew there was a sister design out there somewhere for Noro, and I always felt that it would work for me, but its size range was no where near in my league. I am reinterpreting it for me. A straight knockoff for which Ms. Ellison gets full credit for the design, but sadly, I have no way to pay her. I guess I shall have to buy more Mirasol and support something she cares about instead!
When last you saw my Noro sweater, it was sans sleeves. In fact, if I think about it, it was probably after my failed first sleeve.
The first sleeve was huge. I picked up in every stitch just like one usually does, but that did not work in a most spectacular way. It almost wrapped around both of my arms! I suspect this has something to do with the ribbed upper part of the body.
This is try two and it is just about the perfect size. I am so pleased with its short little sleeveishness. I really don't need long sleeves on this. Short suits me and I won't get overheated in this lovely warm yarn.
Sleeve two beckons, but I know what stitch count I need and I am ready to go. Then all that is left is for me to knit to the very last of the yarn. There will be a little bit of a crochet edging to crisp up the neckline and I will pop hooks and eyes on for closures, and I will finish at least one sweater this year.
Its time. That cold overnite air is telling me fall is on its way. My favourite season. Sweater weather.