But it has been on my mind. This past weekend I decided the cold wasn't going to boss me around and wore it and managed to take some pictures!
I think last time I talked about this sweater I was finishing up the sleeves. One thing I wanted to make sure to do was treat the stripes so they wouldn't "jog" at the seam. If you're not sure what I mean, check out this great tutorial from the TECHknitting blog on how to avoid the jog.
I think I did pretty well. Here is one of the sleeves:
|The green line follows the "seam" or join where one|
round ends and the next begins.
After finishing the sleeves, I moved on to the bottom edge. I was excited to get to one of the final stages. The pattern calls for a garter band (same as the sleeve hems and neckband), but I decided to keep the profile flat and smooth and went with a folded hem instead:
Then it was time to seam it together. I know. I should have seamed it and then done the bottom hem. But I was so excited to get there, I did it in the wrong order. So I seamed the hem too. No biggie.
Here is the seam that I got rid of by knitting the front and back as one piece (although not in the round):
Although I think the seam came out pretty well, I'm glad I was able to get rid of the second one. Naturally, I made sure this was on the back.
Then I had to seam the partial seam on the front. Because I started the pattern as written--working the back and front separately--and didn't work them as one until the underarms, I had a seam to sew on the front from the underarm up to the neck.
How about if I point it out?
Once all the seams were done, I could do the narrow garter stitch neckband.
The front and back are identical in the pattern.