Things had been moving slowly on the Urban Aran of late, so last week I decided to set myself a deadline. I vowed not to let the knitting of said sweater lap over into August.
So this weekend I got down to it: the saddle -shouldering. I love the saddle shoulder. And I love EZ for coming up with a seamless way of doing it. I love how the shape is fluid, and preserves the vertical-ness of the ribbing and cable patterning. It makes so much sense and has a great fit, to boot.
I am in the final stretch now- working the extra short rows across the back of the neck Then I’ll knit a little bit of a stand-up collar, and that will be it. (Other than blocking, and weaving in ends, and sewing in a zipper- but that doesn’t count against my knitting deadline, so I think I’m good.)
Here is my favorite blue chair modeling the almost-done sweater:
And this is all the yarn I have left. It will pretty much dictate how much of a collar the sweater gets.
All I need is maybe 10-15 rows. Wish me luck-
This is beautiful!!! Please think about entering it in the Lynden (NW Washington) Fair. The Whatcom Weavers Guild is going to process fair entries at Nancy’s shop ~ you won’t even have to go out to Lynden to drop it off. Just go downtown and submit it on your lunch break! I’ll e-mail you the info.