Hi All, Lemmy and I are starting the Dogwood Blossoms sweater. Wish us luck (and good eyesight!) We'd love others working on this sweater to join us!
It's kind of hard to see which colors are on the charts. The dark ones look alike (at least on the blue kit). There is a close up photo of the sweater in the instructions that is a little clearer. I think the first colors used after the cuff are Bark and Silver.
I'm near sighted and wear progressive lenses. I've found I have a much easier time knitting (esp fine gauge) when I wear a pair of old glasses. The distance prescription is lower and I can see up close MUCH more easily. Guess I need stronger progressives, but this works for free!
Wow! You're making great progress! I just received my kit yesterday, so I'm a long way from giving my opinion on the colors. They look very different on the skein than they do knitted in a pattern. In fact, when I opened the box, the first thing I though was, how am I going to keep these colors straight! The colors are beautiful though, and I'm anxious to cast on. Hopefully someone else will check back in on this KAL and give you an answer.
I've torn my MCL in my knee so I'm stuck on the couch for the next 14 days, the ONLY reason I'm getting so much knitting done. LOL. I normally have several projects on the go at once and it takes for ever to get finished.
I wrote the color names along side the rows I was knitting so I could keep track of the colors I am suppose to be knitting with. Then when I took off the paper bands from the balls I rolled them up tight and stuck them inside the little holes in the center of the balls, so I know what colors they are. I can just pluck out the ball bands and read them and then tuck them back inside the ball.
I hope that makes sense, I had to pop some pain killers and stop knitting, lol, maybe I shouldn't be typing either. Happy knitting to you too!
Oh no - sorry to hear about your MCL! I know that's painful. Hope it feels better soon, but in the meantime what an awesome excuse to sit and knit.
Thanks for the great idea about how to keep up with the colors. I'll do the same which will help me get going on this project. I'm getting organized today and plan to cast on this afternoon.
What I did with the colors...I called KP Customer service and they e-mailed me a legend of what color goes on what line. I use see thru tape to keep up. Then I put all the yarn in bags and put the bags in a "Shoes Under" thing in alphabetical order. It has compartments to keep things separate and lives on the floor next to my chair. I check the legend and can find the yarn very easily when it's time to change the colors. It really makes life easy.
Hope your knee is better, April.
I have the Green colorway to the Dogwood Blossoms sweater. I have not read the pattern through yet, but I wonder if anyone knows of a tutorial for doing steeks at the cardigan neckline. I don't want to purl any of my colorway. Would you use your pattern yarn over the steek, or a scrap yarn? How would you cut the neckline curve? So many questions. I can only find tutorials for straight fronts and sleeves. I hesitate to start before I know what to do.
Thanks in advance for any help!
Are any of you working this sweater using bobbins to wind yarn on while knitting the rows, or are you working from the skein? I finally got to the colorwork tonight and used the skeins. I thought that because they were not large, it would be ok, but I spent a good deal of time untwisting them as I went around the rows. I'd just like to get some thoughts on this. It would take about the same amount of time to wind bobbins as to untwist, but there's yarn waste with bobbins as the bobbin never ends when the row does. Any ideas?