Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Almost Finished

Cinnie is speeding towards the finish line.  With Cinnie, once the lace pattern is complete, it is just a matter of ribbing for the bands - in my case both the sleeves and the fronts.  The sleeves, usually completed earlier on, I left untrimmed.  Just in case I wanted longer sleeves - and had yarn left to do that with.

Turns out there was enough yarn.  Last night, after finishing the front trim, I lengthened one sleeve by a four-row pattern repeat then trimmed it with 2x2 ribbing.  That gives the sleeve approximately another inch in length.  Perfect. 

The front trim, I knit  more 'full bodied'  and loose.  Last year, with my first Cinnie - my green version -  I had to re-knit the front bands, because the lace panel pulled 'up' so drastically over the bust. Scroll through  some of the Cinnie projects on ravelry and you will see what I mean.  This year, with my white version, I purposely picked up way more stitches than recommended as I passed through the lace section.  As I cast off, through that same lace portion,  I threw in an extra stitch in every K2 section of the K2, P2 ribbing.  That gave one extra stitch to cast off for every 4 stitches!  Laid flat, here on the bed you can see that through the lace portion, it looks a bit 'frilly'.

 But when worn, it is perfect.  Since I am not yet dressed this morning,  I will save you that photo, but by week's end, with both sleeves completed and ends woven in, I will show you a modelled shot.

Also, you can see the back neck is turned under.

 In both versions of Cinnie that I have knit, I have found the back neck, in it's natural state,  to be very high.  My easy peasy solution is to fold it under, creating a back-neck facing so to speak.  Works well.

Nearing the fnish line with Cinnie has me excited.  A lovely, white, lace sweater.  What says summer more than that?


Needles said...

It is gorgeous. This is such a great pattern for you!

Anonymous said...

Niiice!! ...gina

Deb @ cabinfever said...

Good mods. You're really making your patterns work for you.

Sel and Poivre said...

Altering the ribbed bands to climb and descend the mountains rather than work for the pattern or lying flat is brilliant! Here we are always trying to get ribbing that doesn't do what you've make yours do to accomplish a better fit! This is a "must remember that!" technique for sure!