Friday, February 09, 2007

Eiffel, started

First of all I want to appoligize for the multiple posts, since deleated. I kept getting Blogger 502 Error Messages, when in fact my post were being posted. Thanks to insaknitty , who commented on my personal blog, I realized what had happened and deleated the duplicates (with some hassles from Blogger I might add...ugh).

I casted on for my Eiffel yesturday. I didn't use the smaller needle size for casting on or the first inch. I have learned from personal experience that I end up busting this tightened band with wear. So I just eliminated it.

I am doing the XL size, but I added 7 stitches for the first two lace stitch pattern repeats. Then I am deleating one of the extra stitches per round there after until I am down to the proper stitch count for my size. This will help to hide the fact that I did the first three rows flat--back and forth--and not in the round. This totally eleminated my natural tendency to twist the living daylights out of it!

I am doing the lace portion atleast as long as designed, but then I am doing the ribbed portion longer than designed for one main reason. The reason? I have no desire to get divorced, and if I wore this top outside of my home knit as designed I'd almost have to! I am also going to have to figure out a way to lengthen the front of the ribbed portion without lengthening the back to accomodate a large bust and not have the top appear "lop-sided" when worn. Anyone else done this? Anyone got any ideas? Any design tips here?


mary_me_a_little said...

I love the color of your Eiffel! I'd accommodate the bustline with several short-rows myself. I like fitted knits, so I always put in short rows at the bust to allow the sweater to come back in at the waist without having to stretch too much.

Rachael said...

there's a great description of how to do short rows on Knitty
good luck!