knitting miss bb

Working on MISS BB (Chicknits design just published).

9-3-09
swatched Patons Classic RICH RED (yummy color)
(this is the third sweater for this yarn – hopefully three IS the charm)

got 4 sts/5 rows = inch on size 6* size 4 needles (i am a rather loose knitter).  cant imagine getting 4.5 on a size 8 needle! (what the pattern calls for).

anyway am going to use this but adjust the size accordingly also am doing it all sections together on a circ.

9-05-09
after THREE starts – finally got the right needles and size and after one start of two inches decided to do this in the round. so ripped and started for the FOURTH time – in the round with a steek – eliminating the shaping and the garter border – will add the border after steeking open.
about three inches done last night watching a repeat of THE MURDER ROOM

09-09-09
cool date!

*realized tonight the needles are FOURs !!! i know i am a loose knitter but really! oh well.

This is going very fast – have about 12 inches done of the bottom section – according to the pattern it should be 55 rows of the pattern before the dividing purl rows

The photo has that line at the model’s waist but I really wish the schematic had a measurement from that line down to the bottom and from the purl rows to the neck to give a sense of the relationship of the two sections.  have written designer to ask but no answer yet.

09-10-09
after much debating and looking at the photos and recalculating AND factoring in my row gauge (5 as to pattern’s 6)… and correspondence with another knitter and re-measuring my body – i have done 12 inches for the bottom – as I am short-waisted – and am going to leave it and move on to the top… argh onward!  

In the middle of sleeping last night I realized that I could always cut the bottom off if its too long and add the garter stitch border… thank goodness for knowing that I am in charge of my knitting.

also thought of starting the top section on a separate needle and then joining later with the purl rows as the join section… but really that is too much work.  have faith and plunge on .

photos soon ….

Ravelry project page

 

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