I’m talking to those among you who have multiple projects on the needles.
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I am so not cut out to have more than one project going at a time.
I direct your attention to my poor little qiviut scarf.
In the past month, I think I’ve knitted six rows. I leave it on my nightstand so I can see it, and grab it for a few rows before I go to sleep. But do I? No, I knit on my “big” project.
I think when I finish the ribbed sweater, I’ll finish the poor little scarf before I start anything new. I’ll feel so much better if I do!
And that’ll stop the scarf’s incessant whimpering. Jeez! Who knew that qiviut could be such a baby?
Speaking of the ribbed sweater, in answer to a comments question, yes indeed, it is ribbed (for her pleasure) — on the right side you k1 p1 across. On the wrong side you purl across. Makes a very pretty rib pattern.
There was another question asking why not knit it in the round. So I will now subject you to my Seams Lecture, here.
In the case of the ribbed sweater, I think seams are very much a Good Thing. This is a thick, heavy sweater. The seams will definitely give it stability.
More on Dales
A couple of you commented/emailed, verifying that you too have experienced yarn shortages for Dale patterns. Several years ago, I emailed Dale to
bitch inquire why that was. The reponse I got was that Dale knits each sample sweater in one size, and then estimates yarn amounts for the other sizes. I think that they need to get a new yarn estimator!
I am wondering if you can tell me what the design is in the Torino. Every site I’ve seen it on shows it so small. I am wondering what the picture is that is inside that triangular pointed shape (like a house shape) on the front?
I’m not sure what the design is supposed to represent exactly. Even though I have a bigger picture of it. There’s a decent-sized photo on the Allegro website here — along with a not-terribly-descriptive description of the design elements.
When knitting Nordic sweaters and there are a one stitch of a different color interspersed, do you carry the color along or do you add the colored stitch with the duplicate stitch? No one has ever offered to explain how to do this.
Sometimes I duplicate stitch. Sometimes I cheat in other ways. See this old blog entry for details!
I do so love a blog entry where I can regurgitate stuff from my archives!