Not the delightful yet caloric treat, but I what I did on my Ice sleeve cap.
While my stitch gauge for the Cotton Angora is spot-on for Ice, the row gauge is off — I’m getting 5 rows to the inch and the pattern states 6 rows to the inch. The design has set-in sleeves, so of course one must knit the sleeve cap to fit properly into the armhole.
Clever little wench that I am, I figured that with my row gauge off, I’d need to make some adjustments to my knitting of the sleeve cap.
The right way to do it:
Figure out the total number of rows to be worked in the sleeve cap according to the pattern directions, divide by the stated row gauge. Mulitply that number by your row gauge to get the total number of rows you need to knit, and figure out at what intervals to do the decreases based on that number.
The wrong way to do it:
Guess how often you need to do the decreases and hope it turns out right.
Anyone want to hazard a guess about which way I did it?
Lucky for me I’m a good guesser, because my sleeve cap fits nicely into the armhole.
Lucy still prefers to supervise.
I did actually finish and put together the sweater last night. Pix later.
A good weekend was had by all! I taught someone how to knit!
Identity withheld by request of the new knitter.
We went to Kristine’s house for a most excellent party, to say good-bye to Christina and family, who are moving to Alabama shortly. We none of us want Christina to go, but I think we said good-bye with style!
And I got some work done on the Noro Gisha scarf that I’m knitting as a shop sample for Knit Happens.
I think it’s quite pretty!