Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Off The island - Almost

If not off the island, at least moving closer to the mainland.

One sleeve done,

the second one started.

After the Olympics, when I returned to the Waterloo Fair Isle, I picked up the called-for, 5 mm needles and started in where I had left off. After an inch or so of knitting, I took a good look at the stitches and it seemed to me that the post-Olympic stitches were bigger than the pre-Olympic stitches. With my memory, I will never know for sure but it appears that I might have forgotten to switch up to the larger needle size after completing the ribbing.

That would mean that the pre-Olympic portion of the sleeve is knit on a 4 mm and the post-Olympic portion is knit on a 5mm.

And I am here to tell you that it is going to stay that way. Sleeve number two will have to be done the same way. Today, I will begin the fair isle portion of the second sleeve on the 4 mm and see if it resembles sleeve number one. If not, then I have no idea what I did and Waterloo will have sleeves with disparate DNA. And I will love it all the more for it's uniqueness.


Laurie said...

It's lovely...and if they're both the same, who's to doubt that it wasn't meant to be that way. :-)

Zieknits said...

It's not an 'oops'...it's a design feature.

That attitude works for me.

I didn't realize the sleeves weren't picked up and knit down! Interesting! And gorgeous.

Sel and Poivre said...

I bet it'll be hard to even tell the difference in the end - so much fabulous stuff going on with that sweater, who would notice 1 mm difference in the needle gauge - especially if they match!

LaurieM said...

In software development they say "Call it a feature and ship it!"