Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Advancing on the castle



Hm. I'm thinking I would have been happier if I had started the reverse stockinette right after the ribbing. Do you think it will look alright after I block it, or should I frog to that point and try again?

8 comments:

Sheepish Annie said...

Looks fine from this end of things! I think I'd leave it...

Can be hard to tell from a photo, though. In the end, you have to make what gives you the happiness. Nice work whichever route you take!

Anonymous said...

I think I'd leave it as well. Kind of looks like a moat!

Specs said...

I can't remember what mine was like, unfortunately (still no photo, but I'm going to tear the house apart to find it over Thanksgiving weekend).

I think it would look better with the reverse stockinette starting right after the ribbing. But then, I hate ripping things out and wouldn't take my own advice on this :)

Sara Skates said...

Hmm - tough call. I'd probably rip - b/c I'd stress during the whole rest of the knitting ;) OR you could try blocking it as is on the needles - block up through to the bottom of the castle pattern, covering the stockinette and reverse stockinette sections. Then you'll KNOW if you like it or hate it!

Anonymous said...

Is this post written in English?

Ah. A KNITTING blog. My apologies. Carry on.

EGJ said...

I can be a horrible perfectionist at times, but I would probably keep annoying myself over it. And in the end, it's always easier frogging a couple of rows (or twenty) than end up with a sweater that bugs you...

Still - I think the castle looks fascinating, I'm sure this will be a fantastic sweater, and right in time for December too (although I'm not sure if you make gingerbread castles in December... it might just be Scandinavians...). Where is the pattern from again? (You might have mentioned it in a previous post, in which case, just ignore me!)

NeedleTart said...

Sorry, but I agree with Sara. Once you start thinking you should have done something different, you might as well frog, because you (or at least I would) will obsess over the bottom clear through the rest of the sweater.

KarenK said...

Here's a suggestion, inspired by Sue's comment about the moat -- if you rip it back to the ribbing, instead of stockinette, you could use seed or moss stitch, which would look more "purposeful" as if you meant to do it that way, for a rippling water effect. You may need to insert a couple inches of something after the ribbing anyway, to raise the castle to a better placement on the front. You don't want the turrets pointing at ... well. Enough said.

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