WIP Wednesday #3 – Eastlake once more

Happy WIP-Wednesday everyone!

Did I tell you I’d have at least one sleeve done for the Eastlake sweater? Seems I overestimated myself. I’ve been so busy with the samples I only managed a few inches of sleeve – but at least I already sewed up the back neck, which wasn’t as easy as it sounds…

The front neckline extends over the shoulders to the back – the short ends will be seamed or grafted and the upper edge sewn to the back.

Here’s a picture of the front half pre-sewing. Those extensions are knit on the bias and form part of the back neck. So they have to be fitted exactly to the bound off edge of the back half. There was a lot of cussing going on around here, but finally, it looked like this:

The front ‘wings’ have been sewn to the bind-off edge of the back. Now only to pick up stitches around the neckline and knit the neckband.

And that’s how far I’ve come with the sleeve. It’s also done in the round because (I might have mentioned it), the less sewing has to be done, the better. If it’s not necessary for stability or aesthetics, I don’t do it. Period.

First sleeve – not quite finished…

No fotos for the rest, but I’m happy to report that one sample is done and the second one at least half finished. The test knit for the other pattern has been neglected though, sulking in a corner in its clear plastic back and staring at me morously. Don’t worry, little stocking, you’ll be next, I promise.

As always, if you want to share your own progress or see what others have accomplished so far, visit Tami’s Amis.

Have a nice day everyone, and keep cool knitting!


Fröhlichen WIP-Wednesday zusammen!

Ich glaube, ich hatte letzte Woche versprochen mindestens einen Ärmel von meinem Eastlake Pullover fertig zu bekommen. Das hat nicht ganz geklappt, aber zumindest habe ich angefangen und auch schon den Ausschnitt vernäht.

Das ist nicht ganz so wenig, wie es klingt: Der verflixte Ausschnitt hat mich einige Nerven gekostet – der vordere Teil wird verlängert und über die Schultern geführt, hinten zusammen genäht und dann an die abgekettete Kante am Rücken genäht. Warum das Ganze? Ich weiß es nicht, habe mich aber nicht getraut, diesen Teil zu verändern…

Bild 1 ist der Pullover vor dem Nähen, Bild 2 zeigt das Ergebnis und im dritten seht ihr die kümmerlichen Anfänge des ersten Ärmels.

Für den Rest gibt es keine Fotos, aber ich melde gehorsamst: Ein Sample fertig, das zweite in Arbeit. Der Strumpf den ich zum Testen meines nächsten Strickmusters stricke, wurde sträflich vernachlässigt und schaut mich traurig an. Keine Angst, kleiner Strumpf, du bist als nächstes dran!

Wenn ihr eure eigenen WIP’s präsentieren oder die von anderen anschauen wollt, besucht den Blog von Tami’s Amis.

Habt einen schönen Tag und bleibt fleißig! 🙂

5 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday #3 – Eastlake once more

  1. Pingback: WIP Wedn… wait, it’s Thursday already! | reWOLLuzza

    • There are a few things I consider before deciding if I need seems or not.
      1. Which yarn will I be using?
      a. Fibres with little or no natural elasticity (like cotton, linen, silk) have a tendency to make the finished garment sag.
      b. Yarn with a high twist (handspun or stranded eg.) may twist the garment
      2. How stretchy is the stitch pattern I’m going to use? Drapey and stretchy fabrics will grow ever longer while worn.
      3. How heavy will the completed garment be? Again, the heavier, the more it will sag and stretch. With heavy sweaters I don’t use kitchener stitch for the shoulders anymore, even if the pattern calls for it, because the shoulder seams prevent stretching and drooping shoulders.

      Hope that helps, and thanks for stopping by.

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