Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Curling Peasy

Despite the little purple detour, my Peasy is coming along nicely.  The body is finished (if you don't count the about-to-be-mentioned re-knit) and one sleeve nearly so.


With some patterns, it is obvious as I read through them that changes need to be made to create an easy-to-knit, wearable sweater.  With those designs, I make multiple changes as I knit.  Perhaps I knit in the round rather than back and forth. Or I add length, add shaping or add short rows across the back.  Other patterns give no such clues.   With these designs,  especially when knitting the pattern for the first time, I knit exactly as instructions dictate. Such is/was the Peasy pattern. 

I have been following  Peasy's  instructions precisely,  but there seems to be a problem.  The body finishes  with these instructions: "Next 3 rows: Knit.  Next RS row:  Bind Off."    In other words, the bottom trim is three rows of knit stitch.  Obviously not nearly enough because look at this curl. 

And just as  obviously, not to mention, sadly, this section will require a re-knit.  But what trim will I choose to  give Peasy a non-curling edge?    Ribbing?  It would be the only ribbing on the sweater. Perhaps not the best solution.  Garter?  There would have to be more of it.    Will five rows be enough?   I'll know in a couple of days.

5 comments:

Zieknits said...

Oh the evil curling edge!

Would you consider incorporating a bit of the bodice lace stitch, before a slim garter edge? Hmm...

Sandra said...

I was going to suggest using the bodice lace stitch, but Zieknits beat me to it!

Laurie said...

In my experience, five rows of garter probably won't cut it. I'll third Zieknits' suggestion. And wish you luck - it's looking SO good.

Needles said...

Reverse Stockinette and stockinette bands?

NMjewel said...

I can't really see what your "3 rows: Knit" look like, but I'm assuming it would be garter stitch since you are going back and forth. A few more rows of that ought to cure it, or, errr, blocking...? Eager to hear what you do!