Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Body of Truth-Lincoln Green
Remember this old thing? This is the Lincoln Green Sweater I am knitting for my husband. I am a couple of rows away from finishing the raglan shaping. The very best way to make sure a sweater fits someone is to measure their favorite sweater. Which I did. However this pattern required measuring a favorite raglan sweater or sweatshirt and get the raglan length. The sweater that I measured was a set in sleeve design. So I am missing a crucial number.
To guess the number (accuracy is my forte!) I did two things. I number crunched how many stitches I needed for the sleeve width and body width and knew what number of stitches I wanted.
Then the other thing I did was lengthen my circular knitpick nickel plated needles with the knitting needle cable connectors so that my husband could try the sweater on........Ah, a live body!! Now I know I am on the right tract. So clever!
I love top down construction......don't you?