Tuesday, 22 July 2014

And on we go to Red

I've been working on my red sweater most often right now.  I love how it is coming along.

Or maybe I just like that it is top down.

I am almost to where the underarm stitches will be added and I have some serious plans for this part of the work.  There is a fit trick I have wanted to try and this sweater is going to use it.

The trick is that some of the front stitches will move to the back.  That is it.  Simple huh?   But what it does is make the front fit a little more closely while putting the stitches to the back where my body needs them.  If you were a busty person, who carried their weight front above the hip, you might want to try doing the exact opposite and take some stitches from the back and move them to the front.  Although now that I think of it, maybe this is what I need to do. I can't remember!

Aw heck, if you go the Julie's blog, and search her archives, its there.  She was the first one who really talked in detail about it.  Some detailed notes on making fit work for you hide somewhere on her blog.  I can't even remember the sweater it was about but it was a wonderful knit and watching the process was exciting.  

Julie's blog.  Best fit stuff on the net.  Down low and personal and doing it right and not afraid to say when it is wrong.  That is Julie.  Fantastic. Just going to have to spend some time rereading and this is a very good thing!

1 comment:

Sel and Poivre said...

I'm not familiar with Julie but I have "robbed Peter to pay Paul" so to speak and shifted stitches between front and back with great success in the past. As you say, once I figured out where I needed extra sweater to cover "extra me" why not?