Blue Mud, Revisited
The blue fuzzy sweater I posted about a couple weeks ago? umm, yeah. Ripped back from the bottom of the bust dart to the point where the arm connects. I knit to the waist, started knitting a sleeve, and it became very clear the back wasn’t going to fit nicely. Here are some shots:
The front is good. The front I like. The short rows in the shoulder are helping fit my actual shape. I’m in love with the detail of the broken rib in the raglan increases, and I expect to really, really like the hourglass shaping as it develops. Very va-va-voom, which is what I was going for.
The back though?
Perhaps this doesn’t look awful (other than being a blurry iPhone snap) but it’s never going to be great. I meant to put more of the back stitches into the sleeve and fewer into the back itself. I wasn’t paying enough attention when I divided things up (I blame Doctor Who) and tried to convince myself it would be ok. It’s not. The back has a poof and the sleeve is pulling too tightly.
Here’s an annotated pic:
So, I’m taking a little break, knitting a few other things, and I’ll get back to the sweater Real Soon Now. It’s sitting here in my desk WIP basket staring at me.