Can you find my work-in-progress in this photo?
Why yes, I do like the color green. How did you know?
I am knitting along on d’Azur as you can see. Several of you asked if I was planning on trying to match the striping on the front and back (this is not knit in the round). The short answer is no.
I feel about this yarn the way I feel about Noro Kureyon — just knit it and let the stripes fall where they may. Since I am still working on the first skein of it, I don’t have a feel for how consistent the striping is across different skeins. But that’s part of the fun — it’ll be a nice surprise to see what it actually does.
Would I consider knitting this in the round? The short answer is no.
This is a relatively “solid” cotton yarn. The lace pattern is quite open. I think the sweater will benefit from having side seams to give it some structure.
The problem with knitting in the round is that you are actually knitting a spiral. My experience is that a lace pattern in a heavier cotton yarn knit in the round will bias a bit. I know there are many people who vastly prefer to knit all garments in the round and do away with seaming, but I don’t think seams are always a bad thing.
And from a purely mechanical point of view, I find it much easier to carry around one piece of the sweater than having the whole thing hanging off my needles. That was a minor beef I had while working on CeCe. CeCe is not knit in the round, but is knit in one piece to the armholes, then the sleeves are knit separately and added in and you are back to knitting in one piece. While it is a nice construction, it is a bit cumbersome to carry around.
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