A couple of questions:
Lisa in NJ sez:
I’ve asked a question in my blog about keeping continuity of pattern…now that you are working on the sleeves, maybe you can tell how you keep things so beautiful as you increase? I find increasing and decreasing in pattern very hard!
Yeah, increasing and decreasing in a pattern can take a bit of concentration. Because I’m knitting my sleeves from the top down, I’m decreasing. I keep track of where I am in a pattern by marking the spot with magnetic strips on the pattern chart, thusly:
The horizontal magnet is above the row I’m working. For each decrease round, I move the vertical magnet over one stitch, so I know where to start. The sleeves are done with paired decreases, but as the charts are symmetrical (they are uneven number of stitches with a center pattern stitch, and the stitches on either side mirror images of each other), it’s easy to keep track.
Wendy, how is that row counter attached to the sweater? Your own invention? Looks like a great idea–otherwise, they always fall off the end of the circular needle.
I put a row counter on a small stitch holder and pin it in my work, like so:
I have a couple of those row counters for circular knitting — the type that you can put on your needle like a marker — this:
But I don’t like them. I’d rather have the counter out of the way of the current row, so this works for me.
Hank’s first sleeve is growing . . .