So last week our weekly challenge was to cast on and begin the Back portion of Mimosa for 7 inches. Unfortunately, I only made it to about 3 1/2 inches as you can see. I was very ambitious, but didn’t quite hit the mark.
Did you make it to the 7-inch mark or did you already knit up to the armholes? Please share your progress!
Your questions are answered!
Over the course of the past few weeks, some of you have written with some really great questions, which I’d like to share here for everyone’s benefit:
I have knitted several Sweaters from Creative Knitting, my favorite was Lacy Denim cardigan on page 29 of the Sept 2009 issue which I have done several times. My problem is, for some reason, that when I do lace I have trouble with repeat designs if it continues across the material. I have no problem doing small repeats but continuous designs really get me. I wonder if your can offer any suggestions that might help me with thus syndrome or whatever you want to call it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Funny you should ask because I mention how to keep track in my Week #2 post, which you can read here. I’ll also explain here – to keep track of repeats, simply block out each one by placing a marker in between each section. If you lose track, all you need to do is focus on the stitches that are between the markers you’re working on to see where you lost track or missed a stitch. Does that make sense?
I would like to join the Knitumentary, however I want to knit the Mimosa pullover a little longer, 26″ long. Is that possible?
Of course. All you need to do is knit for a few more inches than what the pattern instructions state before you mark the armholes. Hope that makes sense.
Let me know if you have any more questions!
Have a peek inside my notebook
Do you tack your swatches in a pretty notebook or binder? here’s a look inside of mine. I actually like to “super size” the chart 200 percent on a photo copier so I can easily keep track. Personally, I’d rather rely on a chart if one is provided because I find it to be a more intuitive way to follow a pattern.
Weekly Challenge – Let’s knit up to the armholes and I’ll see you here next week!