I think Flora does!
Want a neck, that is.
I finished knitting her body — see?
So I cut open the neck steeks.
And picked up stitches for the collar.
The collar is more than just a neckband — it’s a fold-over type collar (what the heck do you call that style, anyhow?). You can see what I mean by looking at the Flora photo on the Virtualyarns site here.
So you are knitting the right side of the collar on what is the wrong side of the body of the sweater, because the collar folds over — get it?
At this point you are probably muttering “So what?” to yourselves, but I just thought I’d point that out. In the interests of full disclosure.
Some Sleeve Questions
A coupla questions from yesterday’s comments:
I have just cut open the armhole steek for Glenesk after letting it sit waiting for weeks. Sure enough, it’s not ravelling. I picked up the stitches for the sleeve, but there is a small, pea sized hole in the area where the stitch had been waiting on the safety pin. I tried to pick up stitches a couple of different ways to get rid of the hole but went back to the “proper” way and still have this small hole.
To Wendy or any experienced reader…is this normal or is there something I should do differently with the other sleeve? As it is, I am planning on just grafting closed that small hole.
I’ve not had this experience, but my first impulse is just to graft it and pretend it never happened.
I remember you mentioning earlier in your blog that there is more shaping in the sleeves for Flora than there has been for the last number of Starmore sweaters you’ve knitted. I’m curious as to how easy it is to pick up and knit the sleeves from the top down when they are shaped? I can visualise how to pick up drop shoulders, but my mind fails me with set in sleeves. If this is truly a stupid question I apologise, but steeking is still somewhat of a dark art for me.
Flora does have some sleeve shaping, but when it comes to knitting the sleeves you simply cut open the steek, pick up the underarm stitches you put on a holder at the start of the steek, pick up stitches around the armhole, and start knitting!
I did finish my first Regia tweed sock and started on the second one.
Critter Blankie Crochet Update
And I made some progress on my crocheted critter blankie!
Lucy would like to point out that there are even more prizes on the prize page!
And a huge thank you to Carol who sent along a huge box full of machine washable yarn and needles. As soon as I get my act together, this box will be dispatched to Liz for her Knitting in the Park events.
To all . . . mmmmmwah!
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Because I Know That You Wanna Know . . .
I heart Diet Coke with Lime.
Lucy would just as soon have Fancy Feast.