02 November 2008

It's All About Me

Since I finished off the handwarmers and Tuck's sweater, my hands were finally free to start a sweater from my newly acquired Japanese pattern books.

110208Sleeve

This is sleeve #1 of a raglan sleeve sweater, and it's the first time I've ever done a sweater that requires assembly. By which I mean real assembly, not fold it and sew up the sleeves like the Baby Surprise Jacket. While I was adapting the pattern from something to fit a scrawny Japanese dude, I suppose I could have adapted it to seamless construction. It's actually a pattern that would be fairly amenable to it, I think. I decided not to, though, because I thought it would be a good exercise for me to do the seaming at least once.

So here I am venturing into unfamiliar waters, but so far I'm getting gauge and there are only 35 more rows to go before I start the raglan shaping. I just need to get it finished soon. It's getting cold out!

3 comments:

Sheepish Annie said...

I truly do hate seaming. Yet I love the way seamed sweaters fit. That doesn't mean I'm going to start knitting seamed sweaters...I'm just sayin' is all.

I love the color you've chosen. It's going to look great!

M-H said...

What's the yarn? Great colour. I'm all about the details!

Lisa said...

I actually kind of like seaming...