Monday, November 12, 2012

Sweater Update- Heide's Sweater

 It is looking pretty good, isn't it? I love knitting sweaters seamlessly, it always goes faster. Instead of knitting two fronts and a back and getting tired of the plain knitting, you get it all in one lump!
So, as you can see, I have been speeding right along! I just finished knitting the left sleeve and yes, it is longer then the right one.
 Here is the story. When I knit the right sleeve I was worried about having to use more then one ball of yarn on each sleeve and was so excited when I got to the end of the yarn and it was also the right length! For the second sleeve, I didn't worry. I cast on, knit the cuff detail and settled down to watch Downton Abby. I blame this all on Downton Abby. Last night I decided to measure it as the sleeve was starting to look rather long.... It was 2" too long!! What happened?! As you can see I didn't run out of yarn yet! Yet on the first sleeve I did. Apparently there is more yardage in the second ball then the first. It couldn't have been my gauge. And I put the two sleeves together to make sure I hadn't accidentally made one skinner then the other, but they are the same. Anyway, now I have to rip back 2" on the right sleeve and I can attach the body and sleeves and start on the yoke!! Hopefully it won't take more then one ball, as that is all I have left!
 
Does everyone have their knitting needles out? This is perfect knitting weather!!

4 comments:

  1. Love that color! And no, my knitting needles are feeling lonely and neglected. Must get busy.

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    1. I love the color too. THe yarn is hand dyed so it has a bit of variation, which I don't think the pictures pick up on.
      Yes, indeed! Those needles need to get busy!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I can't believe you have that much done...But not everyone is so lucky to be able to knit at work. Hilarious that one sleeve is longer!!!

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    1. Lol! I couldn't beleive it either! I was so shocked that the two skeins didn't have the same yardage. And it wasn't even like they had about the same, I knit 2 inches past the length I needed and still had a ball left11

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