Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wrapped Up

I must be getting faster at one-handed knitting, because I've already reached the point where I can't go further till I have my hand back on several projects! None of which I have photographed...

So I'll distract you with this:


Wrap Cardi


Sorry for the built-in camera photography! But can you see the button closure at all? I tried Gale's suggestion of toggle button and i-cord loop, and I think it mostly works. There's an hidden button to keep the inside front in place, and I don't think the placement is quite right yet, but I like it otherwise.

I'm not sure about writing it up. It's a top-down raglan and it always feels a little artificial to write up top-down raglan patterns for specific sizes, since the size can be adjusted so easily by working more or fewer increase rounds before you separate the sleeves. But then it feels like cheating to write that Like it's one step removed from a scarf pattern that says cast on X stitches, work in garter stitch till desired length is reached, then stop. But on the other hand one of the sweaters I wear the most is exactly that kind of pattern, and I was happy to buy that...

And on the third hand (I wish!), I think it turned out well, and it's a flexible shape that would work in lots of yarns and on lots of different body shapes (I think?), so maybe I will. Somehow though, the idea of typing up patterns one-handed seems like too much work. (Don't remind me that knitting one-handed would feel like too much work to any normal person, ok?)

Anyway... back to my "too many projects I need to put on hold" problem... only never mind, I'll wait till I have pictures!

6 comments:

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

looks great! I look forward to seeing it in real life. Please write it up, some of us are differently abled when it comes to improvising top down sweaters. Or knitting one handed, for that matter.

Anna said...

Hope your hand is doing better!

When I saw the picture of the wrap cardigan I thought to myself how fun it will be for you to remember all the knitting you did one-handed. :)

Karen said...

And on the third hand (I wish!)

Too funny.

jess said...

crikeys, becca, you're amazing! (i've been checking in on you from time to time....) the wrap sweater looks great! i hope your hand heals up fast!

jennsquared said...

Well, with the rate you are going, I actually might start to wonder if you ARE hiding a third hand somewhere from all of us!

I'll help you type up the pattern if you want! It will be fun! :)

Cindy G said...

Looks great. It's also official that you can knit faster with one hand tied behind your back (or otherwise employed) than I can with two.