Somewhat Slanted Sweater.
And I definitely didn't intend
to knit a cardigan.
And I already had a knitting project
for my June travels.
had begun to knit one,
the Green Mountain Spinnery
on the way to have lunch
with my brother
was asking to be a rectangle
instead of a square,
and I was adding buttonholes...
and what could I do but enjoy?
And perhaps because I didn't really plan it,
the whole thing
was a seriously good time.
Except, that is,
until the time came
to choose the buttons.
Nothing was right --
not a single button in the house--
not even those with lives of their own
on other garments.
I was about to start
sawing rounds from a dead lilac branch
when my disgruntled brain
saw the wisdom of sewing up the front
with a pice of string,
throwing the sweater in a tub of water
and going to have lunch.
Maybe the problem was blood sugar.
the handiest bit of string--
happened to be a piece of ribbon--
and, well --
who needed buttons?
but a few snips of some silk long underwear
(indigo dyed, long since worn to shreds
and saved for some purpose I can no longer recall),
produced a flexible and stretchy cord
that somehow felt perfect.
had become a pullover.
Here's the view from the top.
(I do so love the swooping side seams).
I headed back to the drawing board.
just 16 pages instead of 12.
The extra four pages include
info on knitting bias rectangles
(for cardigans and rectangular sweaters)
and two approaches to stripes
(for felting and non-felting yarn).
note--the first version of this sweater was striped, but I didn't talk about about the oddities of stripes on the bias in original pattern
so I've added a little info, mostly on spit splicing
you can re-download the new version
using the link in your original receipt.
I'll also send everyone who already owns it
those four pages via email.
Just in case you deleted your receipt
or it doesn't work for some reason.
Everyone else -- the Somewhat Slanted PDF the store
is the new and updated version.
Last Saturday's Live Webinar
with Rebecca Mezoff was a blast --
an hour of tapestry immersion,
including post card discussion,
a ton of great questions,
and a bit of ridiculousness
(including me pointing at the screen
that you can't see
and a too-close view
of the chest of my new shirt)
There was even the wonderful surprise
of Michael Rohde popping in
to talk about making
his SUPER tiny tapestry pipe looms.
You can watch the reply on Youtube