Unraveled Wednesday

Just finished the cuff of one sleeve this morning and hope to get that second cuff done tonight. Then this lovely sweater is going to need a good soaking and some blocking. I knit both sleeves to the border section and before deciding on the color work for the cuff. I did not add the color work at the hem but thought the extra color before the ribbing worked for the sleeves. After struggling with the twisting and turning and flopping about of the body when knitting the sleeves, I think I will take a different path for my Sólbein. I am just past the yoke on that sweater and I want to knit the sleeves before continuing on the body. I am thinking it will be easier to knit the sleeves with out the extra bulk. I can also see the advantage of knitting the sleeves on their own, the bottom up style. So much fun to be learning and figuring these things out.

Thanks for all your encouragement last week. I decided to unravel to just before the color work and reknit the bottom of that sweater. I feel like I know so much more about color work and keeping the tension right. I know I will be much happier with the finished sweater.

Off to visit Kat for more Unraveled Wednesday stories.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

11 thoughts on “Unraveled Wednesday

  1. I love the color palette of this sweater! Congrats on coming up with plans for starting a new sweater and fixing a problem in the other that WORK 4 U! Knit on!
    Cheers ~

  2. Good for you! 🙂 Whenever I can, I knit the sleeves first. Not only do they make a perfect gauge swatch, but it’s just less cumbersome when they’re not attached to a body! (I even do it on top-down sweaters. I often go ahead and knit them as soon as I divide for the sleeves/before knitting the body.) Love the grey and yellow!

  3. You’re almost there! I, however, just frogged a sock, but restarted and am on row two. Sigh. (I did start with a different yarn though because the frogged yarn was all kinky. Is there a cure for that?

  4. Such a pretty WIP! and yay for figuring out what works for you in the construction. Look foward to seeing how it all comes together 🙂

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