Archive - Jul 2, 2006

Sweater waist band

The sweater I'm currently working on doesn't have ribbing at the waist or cuffs, but rather garter stitch bands that are picked up and worked after the body panels and sleeves are finished.  The pattern calls for knitting the bands on each piece before sewing them together, but I'm tempted to wait until I've assembled the sweater and then pick up the stitches and knit them in the round, thus avoiding seams in the waist band and cuffs.  I've never made a sweater this way, but it seems that it would be quite easy to add the bands at the very end.  Does anyone know of any reason wh

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Brief introduction

Hi, everyone. I've had this link sitting in my mailbox for a couple of months, but only got around to investigating today since I needed something to write about in my guild newsletter. Since I'm editor, I get to fill up space when things slow down in the summer.

Ok, so, about me: I've been knitting on and off for about 44 years, give or take a few. Mostly on for the last ten or so. I also weave, crochet, sew, and spin. Here's a sample of what I've been doing lately. The yarn is a handspun two ply from a dyed roving of Polwarth wool, very soft and warm. The scarf (since finished, but no photo of the finished item yet) is done in the old lace pattern "feather and fan," two repeats across plus garter stitch borders. Finished size 9 x 52 inches.

bought jumper

I was given a very generous gift certificate to the fabulous store Barneys here in Manhattan. I had no idea what to buy & didn't want to just buy something for the sake of it. I looked around and found several nice shirts, Comme de Garcon, Burberry, Gucci, real high end stuff. anyway my b/f spotted a black cashmere jumper that was in my price range & what do you know it was the design from Knit:1, men's issue fall/winter 2005. Designed by John who works @ The Point! It's the one with the dropped stitches. What a coincidence. It was made by a company I've never heard of Lutz & Patmos. You can see it on their website if you're interested.