Sunday, 5 June 2011

All sewn up

I have been working on this sweater all morning I have knitted the collar and sewn up all the raglan seams and side seams as you can see from the picture, all that's left to do now is weave in the ends and sew on the buttons, the buttons I am using are the ones I used for the hand knit sweater.
when it's finished I will put up a picture of the finished sweater.

I think it is looking really good, by the way sorry about Henry being in the way I should of moved him.

















Talk later

Alex

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Sweater update

All day today I have been knitting away, last night I had the back finished but today I have finished the front and two sleeves, this evening I have been working on the button band which has to be knitted by hand.
If I didn't say in my last post this sweater is knitted on alternate needles which was a bit unusual to me as I nearly always work on every needle, I was a bit unsure at first as how it was going to turn out when it came of the machine as the work is hyper extended even more than on every needle however it looked beautiful when it was pulled into shape.

Heres what I have done so far.


















Heres a close up of the stitch pattern.

















Talk later
Alex

Friday, 3 June 2011

new jumper started

Sorry there has been no posts for a while but I had gone off knitting for a couple of weeks for what ever the reason but I'm back now.Today I made a trip down to my local wool shop and I bought some kingcole comfort chunky. I purchased 300g of it which was sufficient for the child's sweater I'm making it's a basket weave design done on the 155 as I don't have a ribber it is done entirely with the latch tool but thinking about it you would probably spend just as long transferring the stitches to the ribber and vise versa. The pattern is from a machine knitting monthly magazine and I am making it for my nephew to fit him at Christmas. As well as shopping today I've been working on the back of the sweater today, I'll put up a picture of the back tomorrow.

This is what the finished sweater is supposed to look like, it's the one in the middle in the solid creme colour.























Talk later

Alex