As anemia has sapped my strength I spend hours sitting around. For awhile I was watching TV, but the only thing on is the rehashing of the Casey Anthony trial and nothing new is being discussed. Even reading has gotten old and I tend to nod off. Now in order to wrest some productivity from my enforced leisure I have picked some knitting back up.
I go through phases where I knit more than others. I knitted some dishcloths recently and then decided on a girl’s sweater as another quick project. This one is from Debbie Bliss in her book Junior Knits. It is a little bolero made of standard worsted yarn.
I enjoyed knitting it. My daughter likes the sweater and I see only three mistakes that I would like to correct in my next sweater.
1.) The first is the seaming of the underarms shows on the outside. I just need to get off my tuckus and hunt down one of my knitting reference books to correct that one.
The remaining two are more troublesome and now it comes to mind that I have had similar errors in the pasts and wondered how to remedy them.
2.) My short rows have little holes at the ends. See.
In order to do the curve of the neckline one must knit short rows at the back nape area. The curvature was successful but it created little holes. Does anyone utilize the short row technique in their knitting often enough to tell me how to get around this?
3.) The next mistake is another hole. Whenever I pick up an inside corner I get a hole.
This is the inside corner of the neckline. It isn’t an obvious spot and not too noticeable when worn, but whenever I pick up an inside corner, it elongates that area and pulls apart the knitting making a hole. Again, does anyone know how to remedy this?
I always seem to encounter problems that aren’t discussed in the manuals. I know a lot of sewers are knitters also, and I would love to hear from you on these two tricky techniques. 🙂