My fingers flew, and loved every minute.
Tonight I’ll finish up the armhole bands, weave in the last thread or two, and it will be 100% done.
It looks so small compared to the sweater—but looks are deceiving.
1—It is smaller—it’s designed to have negative ease
2—the sweater is over-sized..
It’s the kind of sweater you can
easily pull your arms out of the sleeves, and cuddly yourself inside.
3—It's knit in a 2 X 1 ribbing.. and while it looks to be just 10 inches wide (on one side-it is!) it stretches to over 15 (going from about 20 inches to about 30 inches!)
Yet another cast on was employed, (forward and reverse, --see a two color example here)
It was knit in the round.
I never bother making any special effort for a jogless join.. I did make a point of ending each round with a purl, and the jog is mostly hidden in the recessed purl.
(That I dropped a stitch, and didn’t notice for a half dozen rounds results in the stitches in the last rib, being a bit wonky too—at least in places)
Tubular bind off--cause well, anything that hangs around your face should be pretty. (the armholes will get a tubular bind off too.
No pattern.. just a cast on (160 stitches) ribbed for 5 inches (white)
Ribbed for 3 inches color,
then divided for the front and back<>