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March 11, 2007

From Susan — Underwhelmed

Filed under: Eris Cardigan — lv2knit @ 7:27 pm

I am definitely not enthralled by my cabled corners on Eris.  They started out okay — I was pleased with my short rows (after three tries!).  I used nonaKnits instructions, which are very nicely written and easy to follow.  Here is a picture of the back of my Japanese Short Rows:

JapaneseShortRows.jpg

Why is it so “hairy?”  I used thread instead of safety pins, because I couldn’t find enough pins.  Anyway, I was happy with the way the short row shaping ‘shaped up.’  I’m not so sure about the cabled corners.  The knitting seems coarse, like the yarn should be finer and knit to a tighter gauge.

ErisCableCorner.jpg

I still need to add my 5-stitch applied i-cord edging.  I prefer to do it afterward so it is smoother and I can adjust it to fit.  I found with the Rogue Hoodie that I preferred doing the i-cord edge after (click here for picture).  I also realized that I should have done the front corners first because the front edging needs to overlap the back and mine is set up wrong — oops.  Not to worry!  I’ll fudge with grafting.

I continued onward and completed the I-cord edging across the lower back hem:

ErisCableCornerwithI-Cord.jpg

And the hem as a whole — albeit, a bit washed out in color:

ErisCableCornerwithI-Cord002.jpg 

I’m still not sure what I think about this project.  The hem wants to roll in a funny way.  I did a light steam before I picked up my edge sts but it still rolls.  I hope that wet blocking solves the problem — wet blocking certainly cures a lot of what ails my knitting 😉 ! 

PS — I completed the shirt-tail hem shaping on the right front and then tried the lil puppy on — I realized that in an effort to de-emphasize my tummy, I am now emphasizing my fat ass hips!!  Ruh roh! :(

 

7 Comments »

  1. Uh oh. I’m way behind. I think it looks good; blocking should fix the rolling.

    Comment by surly — March 11, 2007 @ 11:02 pm

  2. Ruh Roh? I think it looks amazing, and the fact that you got that far is a major triumph in the annals of knitting history.
    I never got past the instructions, myself.

    Comment by Lorraine — March 12, 2007 @ 10:57 am

  3. I searched for Eris and found your site. I just started mine and I’m close to completing the collar. I wish I’d done a provisional cast one – your join looks great and the sweater is looking wonderful

    Comment by Betsy — March 12, 2007 @ 11:07 am

  4. I think it looks awesome!! I wish I could do something that advanced.

    Comment by Lindsey — March 12, 2007 @ 12:14 pm

  5. I give up! After seeing this, I think I’ll stick to my plain old stocking stitch.

    Comment by Marina — March 12, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

  6. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you and your hem when you wet block! Gotta love those invisible short rows….

    Comment by Charm — March 12, 2007 @ 9:33 pm

  7. You’re just teasing us, cause when that gets done, it’s going to be perfection itself! Wet blocks work miracles.

    Comment by Jouf — March 13, 2007 @ 9:15 am

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