Sunday, 10 May 2015

distraction from frustration

I finished the front and realized I miscalculated the decreases on BOTH sides of the v-neck.  Ripped back and started from the neck decreases again.  It will one day look like this (from Vogue Knitting) but right now it's still OTN.

I am, in the meantime, enjoying my new copy of Amy Herzog's latest book.  I borrowed Knit to Flatter from the library.  Love the explicit instructions, detailed schematics, and methods for modification.  I will buy it, but decided to get Knit Wear Love to start.  Love it.  Love the patterns, the styles, the 'meta patterns' that are a foundation for adding different elements.  Each pattern has three styles and three gauges provided.  This versatility is great for me.  I hate knitting in fine gauges, and find it hard to modify a pattern to a different gauge on my own.  Don't get me wrong, I'm quite capable of doing the math and re-writing the pattern to my new numbers.  In theory.  But I don't have time or energy to redo a pattern to a new gauge, only to find it didn't work.

My only complaint is that the pattern tells me how many skeins of a certain yarn I'll need, but doesn't give me total yardage.  This means I have to go online, find out how many yards are in a skein of a given yarn, and then determine how much I'll need for my size.  Not a big deal, but I prefer the total amounts right on the pattern page.

I love several patterns already.  Lots of styles appeal to me in different ways.  Depends on my mood or where I'll be going with it on!  I will be reading and rereading this to pick one to start with.  As soon as I finish my vest!