Wednesday, March 07, 2007

A Possible Solution

I was so sad when the armhole seam for my Essential Indulgence sweater turned out to be so unsightly. I didn't really know what to do, so I decided to e-mail one of my favourite knit-bloggers, Grumperina, whose good sense and opinion I believe in implicitly.

This was her (very rapid) reply:

"I'd probably take the whole thing apart, and crochet around each and every exposed edge, smoothing the jagged steps you mention in the process. Then I'd put it back together, allowing no more than a width of a stitch to stick to the outside."

Doesn't that make beautiful sense? Isn't she wonderful? So that is what I will do, before I give up on the idea of having exposed seams. It's been busy - my parents and Moocow came up to visit - but I did manage to finish one sleevecap.

Can you tell the difference? The neatened sleevecap is on the left, and the un-neatened one is on the right. Here are some closeups.
Messy. Neat.

This just might work! An added benefit is that the slip stitch I did to neaten the edge also has the effect of making the sleevecap ever so slightly smaller, so it should match the armhole much better this time around. Ahh, but I probably won't be able to work on it for a while. I have two midterms early next week, and half of this week is gone already, what with my family visiting. But it was so nice having them it's quiet (except for my roommate) again.

1 comment:

greeeenwithenv said...

What an improvement! Hope the improvement carries through after the finishing.