Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A Wicked Question

Hey Everybody! Well, I've cast on for both Eiffel...



and Wicked



and both are going well! I have a question however about Wicked. One of the things I like the best about Wicked is the somewhat wide neck, as I think this is extremely flattering. Last night when I tried my Wicked on, the neckline wasn't wide at all and came up higher than I was hoping for. My question is, is this neckline issue because the sweater is a little too large? Should I go back and frog a few rows? I was making the 35" bust size (second to the smallest) but decided to add a few extra rows (before splitting off the sleeves) because I didn't want it to be too snug and am wondering if I should have split the sleeves a little sooner. Hey Zephyr Gals (or anybody who knows), if you're out there, can you tell me if I'll get a wider neckline if I rip out a few rows?

I'm loving the yarn I'm using (Hill Country Yarns Merino Silk in a lovely Teal shade) and I should be able to make the entire short sleeved version with only 3 skeins (the same amount required to make a Clapotis!).



Once I get the fit right and the sleeves split off, this baby should fly off my needles -- any advice is greatly appreciated!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gasp! Gorgeous, gorgeous colors on BOTH! I love em!!
My Wicked sits high, but with a little tug it fits perfect. I'm not yet finished so we will see then. But I'm sure yours will be fine;)

zephyr gals said...

The sweater will fit lower on your collar after it has been blocked. You can even give it a good tug while it is wet so that it is extra roomy. Great color!

Anonymous said...

I started out making the second smallest size too and having the same issue, so I ripped back to the smallest size and was much happier with the neckline. my post is right below yours if you want to see how it came out. btw, love the teal! yum! the silk must make it extra luxurious, too. :)

Bad Amy said...

I have similar issues. I think I'm going to have a go at a smaller size.

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harajukugirl said...

Just curious, are using the hemp yarn or something else for Eiffel? BTW, I love the teal.

zephyr gals said...

Glad to hear that going down a size helps with the neckline laying where you want it.

donnac368 said...

LOVE the yarn. Should be a really enjoyable knit.

gay said...

gorgeous gorgeous yarn on both! and wow you are ambitious, two sexy knits at once! and in addition to all other wip's i can't keep up!