Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Olympic Sweater #2

I have accumulated a stash of Noro Kureyon, and had the urge to make another version of my Olympic sweater, so I started it a few weeks ago. I love knitting modular one piece top down stuff, as I am lazy about seaming, and I don't like to worry about gauge issues. As I've worked with thisyarn before, I happen to know what to expect, so I plunged right in. The first order of business is to make a big triangle for the back, then establish the shoulder line, then increase until each section has 60 sts. Then I can add one row of 29 stitch ( 14+1+14) mitered squares along the diagonals to complete the square, starting them at the shoulder corners so I can continuously knit squares down until I reach the center back and fronts.
After that, I pick up 90 sts ( 15X6) along each side, and knit a bunch of increasing rows until I reach 120 sts ( 15X8) in each side. That is a lot of stitches! I have to use all the size 7 Addi turbo needles I have, and still it isn't long enough to lie flat. I suppose I could use my Denise cables, but those are presently holding some other projects hostage. At that point, I'll fold the whole thing up, and join for knitting the body and sleeves....better get back to knitting for now...

2 comments:

Mrs. Mel said...

Could you add a picture of your original Olympic sweater to this post, for those of us who love seeing it again?

Jeri said...

Hi Mel: Thanks for your comment. The story of the Olympic sweater is on the blog here: http://jeririggs.blogspot.com/2006/03/finished-olympic-sweater.html
Thanks for asking! I'll add more pictures in my next post on this one...