In which a new project is contemplated
The sleeves go on and on. They are slow and fiddly. My gauge has changed and I just found a mistake (accidental increase) further back than I’m willing to rip out. I learned from earlier experience that dropping the stitch back to fix this issue will be too noticeable. No one will notice this but me.
Well, I know you would, but I think I would have to give you a hint where to look unless you had plenty of time with nothing better to do.
So, today I found myself planning the next jumper. I haven’t learned all the lessons from this one yet, of course, but I want to try a different style.
Here are the considerations:
- I’m not afraid of sewing a jumper together
- I hate working small circumferences in the round
- Stockinette in the round is ace because, otherwise, purls
This led to consideration of a dropped sleeve jumper, because:
- I could knit the body in the round, no purls
- I could do something a bit fancy on the yoke to jazz it up
- The small circumferences would be knit flat, because purls win over circular here
Here’s a calculator for the drop sleeve sweater. I used the raglan sweater calculator on the current project.
I have some concerns about gauge with this plan, but then my gauge changed on the sleeves this time anyway. With three distinct bits, the differences should be less noticeable.
I think it’s a plan.