Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Purple Stripe Sweater - Update 6: Actual Steek

... and then it was time to steek the real sweater!

I was a little baby about it and started on the clean edge that had no yarn ends.  So slick looking!  I usedEunny Jang's crochet Steek Tutorial as my guide.

I picked this crazy green because I love purple and green.  The wonderful part is the steek is completely hidden on the inside of the sweater, so I could have used any color.  It's fun to see the little pop of green when I'm putting my sweater on.

And now the side with a million-and-one yarn ends.  Ridiculously, I discovered that I'd lost a stitch on the edge about halfway through the sweater.  I had to adjust my crochet line to move over a stitch since I was steeking one stitch away from the edge.  It's not noticeable, but gah, what a terror moment when I first saw it.

I took this opportunity to remove the weird L-shaped edge where the V-neck meets the curve around the back of your neck.  I'd noticed on ravelry that people were getting little poofy pouches there when they added the ribbing.  Because I was steeking, I could just cut off the extra!  Woohoo!

  A quick try-on before I sew along the furry side and then cut all the ends off.

Oh, triple purple sweater, I love you!  I was having trouble taking the sweater back off to work on it.  Then, when it was time to do other things involved with living ... I kept wearing the sweater in this state because the Knit  Picks Comfy yarn is so soft and warm.
12 Comments leave a comment

Carmen said ...
Brave steeker yea you!! Can't wait to see the finished product....since you have been wearing it already @(*_*)@ !!!
3/7/2012 12:32 PM

Carmen said ...
Just went on Ravelry and saw the finished project, great choice of closure well done!!
3/7/2012 12:40 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Carmen ... Thank you! :)
3/7/2012 7:55 PM

Ashleysh22 said ...
Holy crap that looks adorable! Some day I WILL make a sweater. Someday!
3/7/2012 8:17 PM

nancymoo said ...
SO cool, Alice!! I just took a knitting class and I'm still in the wonky practice stage, but I hope someday mine knitting is as fab as yours!!
3/7/2012 8:38 PM

futuregirl replied ...
nancymoo ... The only cure for the wonky practice phase is more practice. I promise you grow out of it, though. :)
3/10/2012 1:34 AM

So pretty! I love the colours! I love the stripes! Thanks for sharing!
3/8/2012 8:25 AM

It looks great! And what a small world... I know Eunny from our quilt guild. She's super nice. :)
3/8/2012 10:46 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Carmen @ seaschell ... Lucky you! She's amazing. I know her site is super old and she doesn't update it anymore, but it's incredible and all-new to me. :) She's got some of the best tutorials and explanations around.
3/10/2012 1:36 AM

RebeccaL said ...
This is genius! I have a striped cardigan that I am working on and weaving in the ends on the front edge are making it super bumpy. I will have to do my own swatch to get some practice!
3/10/2012 9:24 AM

futuregirl replied ...
RebeccaL ... Woohoo! :)
3/10/2012 12:33 PM
Sherrie said ...
Looking good :) Nice lime green trim (is that what its called?)

Looks like you have been busy :)
3/11/2012 11:16 AM


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