A good bias?

Yarn: Mission falls 1824 Cotton in green (7 skeins)
Needles: US 8 Addi Turbos
Pattern: “A Good Bias”
Date Started: 6.11.05
Date Finished: 7.1.05

(Ignore purple outfit!)

Yes that’s right, I finally finished it! Just a few minutes ago no less. I don’t think it really took me three weeks to knit, I mean, I knitted it off and on ever since I started it on KIP Day.

It’s a pretty easy knit (lace knitting, not knitted lace!) and I’m glad I got to use mission falls. I got to use a little kitchener stitch and do some sleeve seaming, woohoo! Other than that there isn’t much to say about the knitting. Oh, I did find that when seaming the sleeves I had to go beyond my markers to make it look right.

What do I think? Not so sure yet. I had fun knitting it so that’s a plus. But wearing it? Well, let’s just say it’s not quite my style. Apparently I have very short arms, I thought it was suppossed to be a three-quarter sleeve! I measured it and it’s right, but it’s big on me. Maybe after blocking it will look better. What?! I seamed it before blocking? oooohhh yeah! I know no rules! That and the pattern said to, so there.

ugh a post without a pic, so boring. I promise I’ll post one later tonight.

edit: here they are. The more I look at them the more I hate this thing. It’s so frumpy! At least mine doesn’t have that weird pointy thing I’ve seen a bunch of people end up with on theirs. Nope, no pointy thing here. Just a lot of lumpiness around my neck and it sort of does a folding thing on the lower back part. Now that I tried it on again I realize how hot it feels (grant it, it is a million degrees and humid outside). Nope, not a good bias at all.

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  • Atouria July 2, 2005 at 7:46 am

    The pics are a little hard to see, but I love the way the lace looks on the arms. i think it looks like a nice length on your arms. Something about a non-fitted, 3/4 sleeves seems odd to me, though. So, I’d say your take on it is better (even if unintentional. :)Great job!

  • yahaira July 2, 2005 at 9:40 am

    Thanks Atouria! The pics suck, but it was the best I could do quickly 🙁 I love the lace in this as well, I just don’t get why it bunches up on the top and bottom.

  • Sandra July 2, 2005 at 9:13 pm

    aww, sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the final results of the shrug. I really do like the lace pattern though. and the pic on the top of the post actually looks really really good. the saggy lumpy thing on the back of the thing I really don’t get. i think blocking might be able to help fix that a bit.Rules, smules. I always seam before I block. ALWAYS. Different strokes for different folks, is what I say.

  • Elspeth August 26, 2005 at 2:24 am

    I really like yours. How did you end up without the point in the back? I am maybe halfway through with one sleeve and would love to avoid the point if possible, if I ever get back to it!