Sunday, June 04, 2006

Excited to be here!

I thought I'd go ahead and create a post even though I haven't started yet. 'Just wanted to say hi and I'm excited to belong to this KAL! I ordered my yarn on sale this weekend and expect to get it by Wednesday. Thanks to reading a helpful post on the knitty board, I was able to buy my yarn @ $9.45/skein. I really was torn between the parrot, tequilla, cobalt blue, and turquoise! In the end I ordered the turqouise. If I like bamboo, I can always do another summer project in one of the other colors mentioned...

Have you read through the entire pattern? I'm glad to see the use of Japanese short rows - that's how I do mine anyway. As for sizing: I'm a 37" bust size, so I'll probably make the 39" size. However, if I find the yarn is any bit stretchy when swatching, I might switch to the 33.75" size and do 5 repeats of the lace pattern rather than 4. I've never knit with bamboo. If it acts in any way like cotton, I'll really be leaning towards the smaller size because everything I've knit in cotton this summer has negative ease and fits nicely. Besides, I could always insert short rows at the bust if necessary.

Can't wait to start!

5 comments:

Sophie_vf said...

Japanese short rows? where? how? I guess I'd better read the pattern all the way through, because I didn't notice that.

Jackie F. said...

They (Japanese short rows) are in the shoulder shaping on the back. The pattern doesn't specifically call them that, but tells you step by step how to do them. So luckily, you don't need any prior experience with them. Here's a link to more info on Japanese short rows:
http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonaknits/2005/04/japanese_short_.html

Sophie_vf said...

excellent - thanks for the link. I've done regular short rows, and YO short rows, but not this kind. Nice to learn something new.

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

I did read the pattern and thought that's not a regular short row wrap but hadn't realized that's what it was called.

Batty said...

Yes, thanks for the link! I was wondering what was up with those. It's so good to know this isn't just me misunderstanding 'normal' short row instructions!