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29 August 2008 @ 10:04 pm
Kate's new sweater  
She just finished it day before yesterday and asked me to post this photo.

 
 
 
billeylerbilleyler on August 30th, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
It's actually quite nice! Kudos to the Katemeister!
robin catesbydeedop on August 30th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
That looks so comfy, and I love the sleeves!
Kate: Hummel Stitch in Timekateyule on August 31st, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
construction
The sleeves were fairly easily come by. You start the piece with a strip a few inches wide and five feet long. Sew the ends together; that's the bottom. Now pick up a couple hundred sts around the top of the mesh and work upward from there, in the round.

When you get to the armpits it stops being in the round. From there up, the front and back are separate. For each of them, you cast on a bunch of sts on either side of the existing ones, and knit the same bloody lace pattern over a wider swath. Those wider bits are the sleeves.

At the end, you need to sew together the top edges of each sleeve and the bottom ditto. I found that grafting the tops (Kitchener st) as tho it were all straight stockinette worked just fine. The concave crease visible in the photo was accidentally introduced in the blocking.
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Katekateyule on August 31st, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
Worldcon, and everywhere else I've been since early June.
angharaanghara on August 30th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
Impressive...
maryrobinettemaryrobinette on August 30th, 2008 03:37 am (UTC)
Lovely!
lggriffithslggriffiths on August 30th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
Is that Henry VII from Alice Starmore's "Tudor Roses"?
Kate: Hummel Stitch in Timekateyule on August 31st, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
No, the pattern is the Wakame Lace Tunic from Interweave Knits, summer issue.
Emma Bull: Accessorizecoffeeem on August 30th, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
It's full of leafy knitted-lace goodness!
scarlettina: Fantastic!scarlettina on August 30th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
Lovely!
lisatheriveterlisatheriveter on August 30th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
Oh, Kate! That is stunning! I love the sleeves too - so graceful and flattering.
csinman on August 30th, 2008 09:23 am (UTC)
I always see her working on things, but I believe this is the first time I've seen a finished item. It's gorgeous!
coreoliscuriositist on August 30th, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
Kudos, Kate! That is simply gorgeous!
Lady Jestocostladyjestocost on August 30th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
Kate's New Sweater
Is gorgeous.
ex_camillea on August 30th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
I *love* the sleeves.
Haddayr Copley-Woodshaddayr on August 30th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
Wow. This is AMAZING. The color, the weight, the obvious intricacies of the different patterns. I also love the color.

BRILLIANT.
wild_patiencewild_patience on August 31st, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
It's fabulous. I've decided I'm hopeless at knitting lace, so I'm jealous.