Friday, March 2

Conversion

I've long wanted to make the "Draped" top from Knitwords magazine - it's knitted in two pieces, and the shoulders of the front have been rotated outwards to give a waterfall neckline at the front. I don't have easy access to the yarn used, (Knitwords being a US publication) and I'm never going to get gauge with the yarn I've chosen for it (pale blue chenille).

To get around this, I am planning on loading up my knitleader with a blank mylar, and setting it up to the correct gauge as given in the pattern, and air-knitting the sweater, whilst putting dots on the mylar. That way, I can draw up an accurate schematic that I can use with the yarn and tension I've chosen.

I'll let you know how it works out.

In other news, congratulations to Ravelry on now having more than 2 million members. Interesting that it happened on the leap day.

2 comments:

Liz aka Fibergeek said...

Would love to know which issue of Knitwords this top is in.

Loved this method of using the Knitleader

steel breeze said...

Knitwords 48 (spring 2009)