Friday, August 17, 2007

Another new member...

I just joined the KAL, and look forward to getting started -- once I finish my current project and get my yarn. I ordered some Elsebeth Lavold Classic AL in a burgundy shade (Webs has it on clearance). It has a similar content and gauge as the yarn called for in the pattern, so hopefully, it will work well. I've never used it before, but my mom has some in her stash and it feels divine in the skein.

I'm very curious to see how people handle the collar -- I had a pretty strong negative reaction when I got my issue of IK and saw that the edges are stockinette...I really want to see how other people fare (I worry that those edges will roll something fierce!).

3 comments:

Bobbi said...

that yarn looks scrumptious! Can't wait to see it knit up.

Well I changed mine up a bit, I'm doing the body in stockinette and the collar in a the moss stitch. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm going to tackle the collar problem with double-knitting, which should subdue the stockinette roll but preserve the look. Does anyone have thoughts of this (promising?) solution?

Amanda said...

You know, that's a really good idea. My only concern is with how thick that may make the band...but it would definitely preserve the look of the stockinette and kill the rolling.