Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WIP update - Ink Flare



Wednesdays are for WIP updates, so I thought I'd report on my progress with Ink Flare.

It's  getting tantalisingly close to completion now - the body is done, and I'm working on the 2nd sleeve right now. I had to alter the sleeves slightly to make a kind of 3/4 length because I'm rapidly running out of yarn. This was a pretty spontaneous decision I took when I was knitting the first sleeve. When I was about half-way done I realised that there was no way I was finishing the sleeve pattern with what I had left of my ball of yarn and since I have a very strict yarn allocation for this (I only had 4 balls of yarn, so it's 1 ball and a bit for each part of the body, and the rest equally divided for both sleeves), so I just cut it short and started the raglan decreases early. Once I finish sleeve #2 I'll probably loosely tack the whole jumper together to see if the sleeves look very odd. If they do I might rip them out and re-do them with a bit of a flare...

Anyway, here it is:





Close-up of the seam allowance. I was a bit confused by this because I had never encountered this technique before, but it does actually help when it comes to sewing the pieces together so I'm glad I went with the pattern on this:




Here she is, loosely sewn together to see what the sleeves look like - I think it might just work out OK...





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9 comments:

  1. I love the yarn you're using, hope your yardage works out

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  2. Great yarn choice! I think it looks wonderful so far. Happy Knitting!

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  3. I've been I. The same boat without enough yarn for full length sleeves. Mine turned out great and I think yours will too. The yarn is very pretty.

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  4. I love your yarn too, it's looking great, found you from Ginny's yarn along a
    Caz x

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  5. Lovely sweater and the berry colored yarn- sure t be a favorite!

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  6. that is a beautiful sweater !

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  7. This looks amazing. Such a pretty color.

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  8. Fingers crossed that you're happy with it! I prefer 3/4 length sleeves myself. On long sleeved garments I'm constantly rolling up or pushing up the sleeves :)

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