Thursday, February 18, 2010

And we're off!

We are heading out early this morning since we have so much stuff to get done. That means a brief blog post my friends. BUT I finished the first pair of Musica!! Ta da!!!



I think these turned out ok - I'm really not at all pleased with fair isle knitting in the round. Now that I look at the pictures I see that I screwed up one of the FI rows. Oh well. It's just about impossible for me to get the rows of color to line up. So, how do you do it? I know all of you smart people out there must have some tricks for getting this done.

I tried the slipping the first stitch of the round thing and that helped but the problem is that almost every round started with a different color so in reality you would really be traveling the opposing color in the slipped stitch making it even more obvious IMHO but I slipped them when I could. It helped but definitely did not solve the problem.



Here's what I'm thinking - that there just needs to be at least two solid rows of color at the join before the fair isle starts. That certainly won't solve the spiraling effect but it will definitely make it less obvious and that way you could slip stitches or not but neither method would be exceptionally obvious. I'm making a second pair of these so I will need to ponder this. I don't want to add in two additional rows because they are already a little on the "not snug" side but I could adjust the fair isle pattern somehow and then make it so there are a few solid rows around the join. Hmmmmmmm...............

5 comments:

skidzarela said...

would it be possible to adjust your pattern ever so slightly so that the break came at a point with just the yellow? Even if you added one row of yellow so there could be a spot with yellow next to yellow. Then when you did the slip the first stitch thingie, it would not be as obvious and you would only have to do it once.

turtlegirl76 said...

Slipping the first stitch of the next row after a color change will make that transition less noticeable.

And um, you don't like fair isle in the round? Honey. I don't think you wanna try it flat, that's for sure!

Turtle said...

wow, those worked up fast! Have a fun weekend!

joolee said...

I wonder if this tutorial on jogless stripes would help?

http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/01/jogless-stripes.html

aileen said...

How did you do the music/notes design? Can you design a super mario?