Burgundy Red Forecast Newbie
For the sleeves I'm also planning on using double pointed needles to knit in the round. Less seaming I have to do the better :)
I have had a few ups and downs with Forecast since starting two weeks ago - firstly, I started knitting on 3.75mm circulars, thinking the difference in gauge wouldn't be too significant. The neck has turned out perfectly so I'm very happy with it. I knitted a few repeats of the yoke using the recommended 4.5mm needles, but after checking gauge, it was definitely turning out too small so I switched to 5mm needles. Even then, my gauge was STILL off so I have been knitting the medium size. I also found, like some other people, that if I had divided the sleeves where the pattern suggests I would have cut off the circulation in my arms so I knit quite a few extra rows (without increasing) before dividing.
I had a minor set back today. I was done with the stockinette on the bottom as well as one side of the button band when I realized I didn't like the fit of the sweater. The ribbing part was too short. So I ripped back to the ribbing and will add about 2 inches. Oh well, I guess it is worth it. I have seen so many cute versions of this sweater on this blog that I just want to make sure mine measures up.
I've just started my forecast in Cascade 220 (highland green I think). I cast on yesterday and have finished the neck band and am about to start the yoke. I'm a bit paranoid about doing the chart wrong so wanted to ask for some help! Are the blank squares 'knit'? and are the purl rows charted or not? Can someone clarify this? thanks!
Forecast is d-o-n-e done!
Finally here she is…in cascade 220, walnut heather.
p.s. yet to be tried on. Too scared! And I am pregnant. Oh and visit my blog some time...