Sunday, January 22, 2012

Turning Over a New Leaflet

My matching leaflet necklace was made for me by my daughter :) My shirt is a bit scrunched up on the neck below, but take a look at this beautiful triple leaflet pattern! I can see that I have room to snug it up closer to my body and pull it in tighter across my front. It is very comfortable and just the right weight for wearing a layer underneath. I was able to eke it out in one skein. Barely! Final mods: Added two stitches extra at the underarm (as I mentioned below) than called for in my size in order that the K2P2 rib would come out even on the sleeves. I also ended the front and neck ribbing two rows prior to the pattern directions, since I was about to run out of yarn and wanted to make it with one skein. Whew! I had maybe 4 inches left and that was it. Talk about cutting it close.

Leaflet Sweater is coming along rather nicely, rather swiftly in the chunky yarn. Progress shown here. Knit down the back putting sleeve stitches on hold, and when reached the end of the 3rd leaflet, I knit on the lower ribbing. Then using dpn's for the sleeves, knit them downward in the round.  Only mod is I added 2 more underarm stitches so my P2K2 rib would come out even. Getting ready to pick up stitches all around the front side and neck and then it will get blocked nice and smoothly!

This is the back side. The cute leaflet pattern is a fun detail that runs all the way down the mid back.

As the snow melts, I can see the green appear once again out from under the white. All the mess and debris from the wind is strewn all around. Ready for something new now. Ready for a routine and to get back to daily life, but it was good to be still for awhile and have non stop knitting days.


knitterbeader said...

Your sweater is coming along beautifully. Yes, it was nice to have non-stop knitting days, but glad it's over with and things getting back to normal. I guess some are still without power, though. Keep safe and warm.

Jeannine said...

I heard 124,000 still without power, then the winds...aack!

Miggsie said...

Another beautiful sweater! And I love the necklace - they go together perfectly!

Jeannine said...

Thanks, Miggsie!