Tuesday, November 27, 2018

I am moving slowly forward with the corrugated ribbing around the armholes of the Calcutta Cup vest. Slowly, because it’s not much fun. I remember that I knit the Kirigami in good order, and hope that when this is finished (and I turn to stripey hats) I will again be able to make brisk progress.

If I pulled myself together and finished the second armhole this evening, Alexander could try it on tomorrow, even with the v-neck ribbing unknit. We could see how it fits across the shoulders. Well, maybe. It's about half-done at the moment.

With the first armhole, I cast off in k2, p2 rib, in a single colour of course, and am not enamoured of the ripple-y edging this produces. Steam iron? Blocking? But first I will try, for this second armhole, knitting a single-colour round when the corrugated rib is finished, and then casting that off, as Meg seems to suggest. If that works better, it will be easy enough to rip out the first cast-off.

I must take some pictures for you tomorrow – the flare at the end of the swatch-scarf, and the vest. I am terribly pleased with the general scheme. The picture I chose to base the colours on, offered a rather restricted palate, and I think that’s a good thing. I tend to go overboard on colour. The contrast between the restricted palate and the way the OXO’s change every time is rather successful. You will see.


  1. Anonymous9:46 PM

    Waiting with baited breath!

    Beverly in NJ

  2. Anonymous3:01 AM

    You and me both!

  3. Yes, very important to have some consistent elements in the design - such as that repeated peerie band. Most people will not even notice the variations in the patterning unless it is pointed out to them - or at least that is what I found on my Museum waistcoats.

  4. I am rarely happy with bind off in ribbing, at least the way I do it. it always looks ripply and uneven. Looking forward to seeing the photos! You will surely sail through stripey hats after this magnum opus.

  5. There is a clever way to bind/cast off in rib that looks excellent, but I haven't had the patience for it or perhaps the aptitude. Ysolda has some instructional videos on her blog.