Working on The Sweater

Whew.  The back of this sweater is a puzzle.  I think – I hope that I have it somewhat figured out.  I am taking the advice of my blogging friend Susan B, and I am just thinking about the sweater in small chunks.  I am not going to think about how in the world I am going to adapt the sleeves to fit my altered armholes.  I am not going to think about the placement of the colorwork on the sleeves.  I am especially not going to think about how in the world I will put a zipper in my finished sweater.

Today there was much ciphering and eye scrunching as I tried to figure out how and where to decrease for the armholes.  I realized that my pattern is not going to totally work.  The pattern I am using has a colorwork yoke thing going and raglan sleeves.  The sweater I am copying does not.  David agreed that he did not want raglan sleeves, so I have been trying to do sleeve conversion.  I found another pattern in my book with regular old set-in sleeves. (I don’t know what the heck a person who knows what they are doing calls them.)

So I may just have it figured out.  We shall see.  This pattern measures things in centimeters rather than inches.  I am really kind of liking that.  Fewer fractions I think.  That may make no sense.  This project is addling my brain.

So back I go to my notes, scribblings and then the actual knitting itself.


One thought on “Working on The Sweater

  1. I’m sending you sympathy and lots of encouragement. My brain hurts just thinking about your project from a distance 🙂 focusing on one small part at a time will help, I’m sure. You can do it!

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