I’ve been holding out on you — look what I finished Friday morning:
It’s my Camp Loopy III project, finished with time to spare!
This sweater, my own design, is knit from Hand Maiden Swiss Silk in the “Boreal” colorway, using a U.S. size 6 (4mm) needle. I used just an ootch more than 3 skeins, about 1350 yards.
For this sweater I knit a lace edging, then picked up stitches along the long straight edge and knit the body (and sleeves) up from that. I did a three-needle bind-off for the shoulder seams, as well as for attaching sleeves to the body, the same way I did my last lace tunic — by picking up stitches along the sides of the body (it has dropped shoulders) and three-needle-binding-off with the live sleeve stitches. I love doing this — it gives a perfect, firm seam!
Speaking of lace, if you don’t have your copy of Wendy Knits Lace yet, there are two copies of it being given away over at Mason-Dixon Knitting. Also two copies of Teeny Tiny MochiMochi, so hustle on over there!
As an aside, I clearly need to consult with Mason-Dixon Kay before I come up with a title for my next book — should I decide to write a next book, that is.
Speaking of Wendy Knits Lace, I today bought (yes, bought my own copy) of the Kindle edition and downloaded it to both my iPad and Android phone. I noticed in flipping through it that there are links to a web address with pdf files for all the charts, so you can enlarge them, print them, etc. Nice!