Friday, March 23, 2007

Sirdal Update

Don't you just hate when you put a WIP down and then you get involved with other projects and realize weeks, months, even years pass by? I was zipping along on Sirdal as part of the Dale's Of Nor(th America) KAL and knit to the armholes before I put it aside. Decided the sweater looked a little big. No, scratch that. It is huge! Of course I noticed the rice stitch section looked rather big before I got to the armholes but was in knitter's denial. I swatched! Scouts honor but I should have swatched the rice pattern too because that's where the problem is. So I put the sweater down and gave it a timeout.Now that I have gotten over the shock I have 2 choices, a.) Frog, of course or b.) another possibility. Since the sweater is knit as a tube why can't I make the steek stitches occupy more stitches. That would shift the placement of the sleeves. Since I am at the armhole I can make sure the motif is centered properly on the back. Did that make sense?

I suppose I have option c.) Start the Dale of Norway fox sweater :)

11 comments:

Marina said...

I would go with "b" if I had enough yarn for the sleeves and everything else.

Except for the size, it looks great!

Jellybean said...

Thankyou for your comment :)
Your weaving is beautiful and I hope one day to learn to weave. I am rather hoping pedro will grow out of at least some of his puppy habits before too long!

Maia said...

I would go with option b too. You can always decrease the "mis"steek width too. It is a beautiful sweater.

Your weaving is gorgeous! Great eye candy.

vanessa said...

b, but i vote for c ;-)

Rebekah said...

It defintely does look great! I agree go with option B. That's the beauty to me of a steeked garment, a little bit of wiggle room if you plan accordingly.

Or you could ship it to me :-)

My Dale by the way is also in timeout.

Sandra D. said...

Glad to know I'm not the only knitters who sends projects to time out. I'm not unhappy with the ones in time out, I just haven't gotten back to them yet. There's this spinning bug that's gotten to me, you see.

I vote for option B, too. The sweater is beautiful. And by the way, I'm having a gauge issue with my gansey sleeves, and I KNOW I swatched. Actually, I have a gauge issue with the whole sweater, but it's too small and it's wool, so blocking magic is in order. The Yarn Harlot calls gauge swatches dirty little liars!

Romi said...

Go for b! It looks great! And I'd go for c, as well. You can never have too many WIPs. ;)

Knitman said...

I look forward to seeing this when completed. Looks exciting.

TutleyMutley said...

Gorgeous sweater, lovely even tension - I understand what you mean perfectly and I'll go with everyone else: b and c!
eek - steeks! Something I've yet to try.

Sheila said...

I think option B is a very interesting and viable option. I also vote for C just because a new project is always fun!

girls just want to have spun! said...

terri your work is beautiful. i remember back in your house on nantucket before the mold when you were a baby knitter. you've grown into a beautiful woman knitter now. haha. i miss you!