Sunday, February 19, 2006

Studio sweater pattern

Hi!

I'm so excited. I ordered my first HF sweater kit, Studio-short in Lagoon and Sea Blue. Has anyone made this sweater before? I'm just curious as how the diagonal stripes are done. I'm thinking somehow it's knit diagonally.

Once I get it and get started, I'll post some pictures.

4 comments:

Maus said...

Oh I love this sweater too! especially in the orange colorway. I have not seen the instructions, but I think you'd start with the solid colored (blue in your case) triangle which would be formed by increases in the center, then the stripes form automatically with increases in the center and decreases at the edges, so, knit side to side. I could be totally wrong, but that's how I would do it LOL....
Be sure to let us see how it works once you start. If I ever get to start my Lastrada and finish it I will certainly do this one too.

Linda said...

Thank you! Can't wait for the package to arrive. I'll probably read and re-read the directions for days before I get the nerve to get started!

Donna said...

Have you started Studio? You begin with the small triangle in the lower right waist, work about 2 inches, set aside, then work the top of sleeve all the way down to where the diagonals go in opposite directions. BUT have already run into problem....am at the point where you join the smaller triangle which was first knit with the much larger (sleeve) section. The stitch count is not correct...am doing the medium which started with 105 stitches (the small was 99 stitches), after the same # of rows(ridges) you are supposed to have 36 stitches before the marker but how could that be if I started with 6 more stitches in the beginning?

Has anyone else run in to this problem?

Karen Rosenthal said...

I am just finishing Studio in medium. Everything worked fine per the instructions except "5" was not printed on the schematic for the front. Should be in the same place as the back only on the opposite side. The most difficult part for me was picking up stitches on the sleeves and neckline because the edges are not worked the same way. Have not seamed the sides yet. Will use the horizontal to vertical garter seaming as described in Sally Melville's "The Knit Stitch" book since I've only seamed horizontally or ridge-to-ridge.