Thursday, February 5, 2015

THE Miss Lemon Sweater - Part 2 - Knitting...


Just a quick post to let you all know I'm still alive.
{Tee hee} ;)
Well, I've been feverishly knitting away at my sweater.
I am absolutely in love with the color of the yarn.
I think it's simply perfect!
(Thank you, Lord!)

 
After I had the back & left front completed
I started to measure the front edge to space the buttonholes evenly on the right front.
I took another look at the pictures to see how many buttons the original had.
I counted 5, but found a problem.
Look at the bottom band - no buttons.
I had read here that this sweater is a pullover made to look like a cardigan.
But, I wanted to make a cardigan.
I can see now that this would just make it harder for me.
So...I ripped back the left front & just made a whole front.
(If only I would think things through in the first place
I would save myself so much time & frustration!)
Oh well! Lesson learned. :)
I think it will be much easier to do the slip-through bow with the band just added to the front.
Rather than trying to finagle it through an opening in the front band of a cardi
using some sort of giant buttonhole.
All I have left to knit is 1/2 a sleeve, the bow, & the band.
I'm just doing plain stockinette stitch so it's moving along nice & quickly.
I plan on using grosgrain ribbon or bias tape to face the neck opening.
Well, it's waiting for me in my comfy knitting chair.
Best get back to it...I only have 2 days.
^_~
 
 
 

8 comments:

  1. You are amazing. I would still be in the planning stages!! It looks beautiful!! :-)

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  2. The sweater looks amazing! I can't wait to see it finished! We just started watching Poirot, and every time Miss Lemon comes on the scene, I am constantly sighing over what she is wearing. She is always so impeccably dressed!

    Brigid
    the Middle Sister and Singer

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    1. Thanks Brigid! Oh, isn't she just? I spend more time trying to figure out how her clothes are constructed than "who-done-it". :D

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  3. I admire you for creating something so lovely, no matter the little snag in the process. :)

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  4. Wow! You are such a fast knitter!! I love the shade of red, and the stripes add such a classic look. I can't wait to see the finished results!! : )

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I hope to do a final installment of this project soon. :)

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