Knitting from the top

June 19, 2008

A new project started, and this time I’m trying out one of the many useful techniques from the book Knitting from the top by Barbara Walker. At this point, the project looks more like a washcloth than a cute, little baby jacket in garter stitch with colorful stripes. Who could guess that the red yarnbits mark increasing points for sleeves? Barbara recommends knitting with a circular needle, but that’s not feasible with corners as sharp as these. That’s why I use two cirular needles; one for the back and one for the two front pieces, and straight needles for what is going to be the sleeves. After increasing for a while, though, the corners get more rounded, and it’s possible to use a circular needle all the way without trouble.

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One Response to “Knitting from the top”

  1. Gryda Says:

    Spennende prosjekt, gleder meg til å følge utviklingen (det tar vel ikke så lang tid, kjenner jeg deg rett.) Selv har jeg litt forstoppelse når det gjelder strikking, må komme i gang med noen av de hvilende prosjektene snart. Får nok ta et par med på seiltur, hvis jeg tør!


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