Pinwheel Sweater Along

A knitterly get together for anyone knitting Shelley Mackie's pinwheel sweater. Are you in? E-mail me to join ;0)

Sunday, July 02, 2006

working away......

Okay- I think the sleeves are in the right position-at the 35 stitches between increases point. I just hope this sweater is flattering. I am bigger on the top than on the bottom, with big shoulders. And I am tall. Sooooooooooo. I have checked out the Sunrise Jacket (a freebie from Interweave if you subscribed to the Knits magazine). It has a similar shape-rounded fronts that overlap-but a straighter back. The sample was knit from a tweedy yarn. (see it here- http://www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/pdf_files/SunriseCircleJacket.pdf) And the word is that jacket suits many sizes and shapes-just to be careful where the buttons go. As well, there is a "Sleeves in the Pi" jacket floating around somewhere. Anyone care to comment?

2 Comments:

Blogger stripedsocks19 said...

Yes, I've been eyeing that Sunrise jacket as well.... It's on my list! I emailed Shelley and when I told her that I wear a L/XL 14/16, she said that that is about her size and the sweater fits her well as is. I think that you should be fine with the 35 stitches beween increases. Can't wait to see it!-Jessica

7:33 AM  
Blogger Dove Knits said...

Run a lifeline right before the row where your sleeves will be. Then when you get done with the body of the jacket, pick up the sleeve stitches on spare yarn and try the jacket on. See how the sleeves fit, while adjusting where you want the button to be. If you like the sleeves, carry on. If they're too close or too far apart, frog the body back to the lifeline, pick up the stitches and place the sleeves farther/closer together.

3:29 PM  

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