Monday, September 17, 2007

On The Needles...

but such a long way to go. I've finally cast on - trying to squeeze in this project between finishing the Baby Tulip Sweater & socks for the Monkey Sock Swap, and duties required of a high school science teacher / mother of 2 boys. I'm using Cascade 220 superwash & Addi Turbos. But.... right after I took this photo (signs of fall - good time for a sweater), I noticed I screwed up & had to rip back about an inch. If you look carefully near the top (thank goodness) the moss stitch is off. ARghhh - any suggestions on how to figure out where I should begin?

I'm going to follow Amanda's lead & do the 3-needle bind off. Why seam when you don't have to. Not sure about short row shoulders - help - that is new to me.

Thanks for the help all - this KAL should help keep me on track!

~Heather R.
ravelry: Arctic Knitter


Amanda said...

My trick for remembering where I am in the moss stitch pattern is this: when I'm on the RS, I knit the purls and purl the knits. When I'm on the WS, I knit the knits and purl the purls. I can tell which side I am on by looking at the ribbing at the bottom.

Hope that helps, and I love that dark blue!

kathy in juneau said...

What Amanda said. :-) That's exactly how I keep track and it's been working pretty well for me.

I'm going use the 3 needle bind off on the shoulders too. I'm a little rusty on the short row shaping, but I'm nearly at that point so I'll have to figure it out soon. I'll share any insights I have.

Arctic Knitter said...

Thank you soooooo much - that totally makes sense.

Hooray for blog friends!

~Heather R. (in Anchorage!)