Boring Knitting Stuff: Math is Hard | 10:38 am | 25 September 2003

image of sweater so far
I’m about mid-boob on the gansey. Work on this has slowed as I should plot out the arm gussets and I’ve been too busy or too lazy until now. I’m going to pick up an extra set of needles this weekend so I can do the front and the back together after they split mid-gusset. For the amount of measuring and math (shudder) I did to work out this pattern, I’m more than a little concerned that it’s a wee small. Well, more incentive to exercise. ‘Cause I know you’re all so fascinated by this shit, click on the photo if you want to see it bigger. And yeah, it’s Photoshopped so that you can actually see it. So what.


5 comments on “Boring Knitting Stuff: Math is Hard”

  1. Mac

    I’m leaving all the hard stuff to you — that looks so complicated!

  2. Miriam

    :-) Actually, it’s not that bad! It’s just knit and purl, and designing the concept is easy. It’s also mostly in the round. The hard part was the math and graphing, which is also why I don’t have a finished pattern – more fun to stage it out and balance the easy with the ucky.

  3. Becky

    I think it looks good! It probably seems small because of the stitch pattern. You can always block it to size.

  4. Becky

    P.S. When I design or rework a pattern, I always draw out a schematic with measurements. I don’t write anything out until I’ve actually knit the garment. I think it’s easier that way!

  5. Miriam

    Thanks Becky!
    Yeah, I’m hoping I can loosen it a wee with blocking. I’m not expert at that, though, and am afraid of stretching… You’re probably right, about the cabling “shrinking” the size.

    As far as the pattern goes, it’s just graph paper, highlighter and sharpies. The book I’m using has a cartoon template where you can get each wee wierd little measurement. I used that, and converted to stitches, but didn’t take a ruler to the garment as I was going along. D’oh!

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