I did what the pattern said, and when it came time to sew the shoulders together, the fronts were narrower than the back. I triple checked, and I had the correct number of stitches on each.
If you look closely, it looks like there’s a bit of the twisted rib that angles away from the main neckline and back towards the neck.
I figure these are my options:
- Pick up and knit a wicked wide button band, then sew it at the top shoulder, and do a single crochet trim all around. I don’t like this one so much.
- Pick up stitches at the top, and knit in short rows to take up the space, and gradually spread out and then pick up the rest. This one seems like work. I’ve done short rows, but not quite like this.
- And from looking very closely at the photo, I have option 3. Pick up and knit a small triangle of twisted rib, going the other direction from the neckline, and then somehow graft it to the shoulder. And then pick up from one side all the way around. The pattern says to go from center back down one side, and then center back down the other. The somehow is a little nerve-racking, but I think this is the option I’ll go with.
And in rib versus stockinette as per the pattern.
more maine morning mitts
Love, love, love these maine morning mitts. Maybe not this particular pair, but I love the pattern, especially in this yarn.
Yet another pair in Friendz Blendz from Friends Folly Farm bargain bin skeins. There wasn’t quite enough of the purple (the main color on one mitt, half the other), so I finished it off in a blue. Hard to capture those two colors with this camera (and with the old one too). These are such a quick knit, nearly mindless, forgiving of errors (e.g., I often only do one row w/out increases on the gusset versus two; not for any particular reason, mostly because I’m doing the mindless thing), and so incredibly comfy on.
I’m thinking I’ll knit up a passel of them and they can be xmas gifts on hand.
(Conan, don’t read those last “sentences” too closely!)
Is really starting to piss me off. It takes FOREVER to load up photos, and then often there are three copies of each. Something’s wrong, I know, and I resent that I have to spend time doing research to find out what in an attempt to fix it. But, here’s hoping it’s fixable. I’m suspicious of teenager activities and what may have come with some of those… but who knows. Nobody else here is noticing any connection / speed issues.