Thanks for all the lovely comments about the edging on my Pinwheel Sweater.
A couple of you asked if I got the edging from a pattern book or if I made it up myself. I made it up myself. I did a quick search of my resources for lace edgings and didn’t see anything that matched what I was visualizing, so I made up an edging.
It’s an easy one and quite easily memorized, which makes it a joy to knit. Nothing like not having to look at a chart for every row.
A couple of you asked how much yarn I bought for this sweater. The pattern calls for 1380 yards and I bought 4 skeins of Socks That Rock Heavyweight at 350 yards/skein for a total of 1400 yards. Should be enough, right? Well, I’m wondering. The body plus the edging will use almost 3 full skeins of the STR, I’ll have about 350 yards for the sleeves, and I’m not sure that’s enough. We shall see. Actually, before I started the sweater I ordered some extra yarn, a little over a week ago. Hopefully it’ll get to me before I need it. If I need it.
I like being able to finish things and move on, ya know?
Where on the sweater will the edging seam (where the provisional cast-on is now) fall? I figure either at the neck or at the bottom, but I’m not sure which would be less noticeable, and I’m curious what you chose.
Good question! That’s something I gave some thought to before embarking on the edging. The end of the round on the body falls at the center back neck, if you are wearing the sweater with the shorter piece at the top to make a longer sweater. (You can turn the sweater upside-down to make it a shorter sweater with a deeper collar.) Because I doubt I will ever wear it as the shorter sweater, I started the edging 180 degrees from the end of the last round of the body — at the bottom center.
I see that Lucy likes to lounge on your projects sometimes. Does she ever snag them? My cats are not terribly careful with the knitting but I figure Lucy must not have snagging issues since she sometimes poses with your knitting.
Lucy has never snagged a piece of knitting with which she has come in contact. She is de-clawed (she had been de-clawed before I adopted her) so there’s much less chance of her damaging knitting than if she had her front claws.
“I’m far too lady-like to ever snag Momma’s knitting!”