Thursday 18 August 2011

I did do some knitting on my holidays.
I'm working on V-necks at the moment and this is the smallest plus size. It's 44" across the chest. I put some cables around the waist without compensating for how much they pull in and the waist is now 35". There are 4 stitch cables with 2 stitch twisted stitches in between and 2 purled stitches separating them all. Between the cables and the ribbing affect they pull it in a lot don't they.

I also put in short rows for the bust darts which added several inches to the length of the front but ended up too low down.
The real problem is that the yoke is too deep which threw off my butst darts. So back to the drawing board with my calculator.

P.S. The deck was fun to build even though we are not very adept at it. That's the beauty of cottage building, it doesn't have to be done really well, just well enough.
The best book I reread was The Razor's Edge by Somerset Maugham. I love his books.


  1. Hey - I'm a Somerset Maugham fan too. I dot wish I could find re-prints of his books. I find the older copies have such fine print it's hard to see the words.

    A 44" chest and 35" waist. My husband would like to meet that lady!

  2. I like the way the cables help shape it, Deb. I'll have to revisit S. Maugham - it's been a long time since I've read any of his work.

  3. I used to be an avid reader...until I took up knitting. Now I am a video and audio book person. Not a very good thing, I know.
    I own one of those Nook Books, but there is nothing like holding a paperback, hardback or a well worn library copy in ones hands. I miss that.

  4. Keep the narrower waist; I really like it. Even "big" women look better in shaped garments. I've been reading Ysolda's "Little Red in the City"--great photos of a really big, attractive woman in pretty sweaters.


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