Saturday, March 19, 2011

Blocking Sofia

I have finished knitting the main pieces of Sofia (my cropped cardi).  I’m now knitting the garter and eyelet edging as a separate piece.  After knitting several inches of the edging, I thought it would be a good idea to block the main pieces and then figure out how many inches I need to knit. 

Here the two fronts and one sleeve:

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And the back and the remaining sleeve:

Sofia_6916

I’m blocking these pieces based on the diagram with the finished measurements.  There were only two diagram measurements provided: length and width.  For the sleeves, I’m using my personal measurements taken from my sewing days. 

I used a lot of lace and T-pins to shape and pin the pieces in place.  I sprayed water over the knitted pieces and will let it dry for the next few days. 

After I sew my cardi, I should have a better idea of how long I need to knit the garter and eyelet edging.  Yes, I will have a lot of seaming to do next weekend.

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In the meantime, I’m thinking about my next project.  I found some neat projects in the latest Spring/Summer Vogue Knitting magazine as well as the new Tahki Yarns City Tweed pattern booklet. 

I will be back to post about my new project as well as how Sofia is coming along.

Happy Knitting!

2 comments:

del said...

Good luck with the seaming! I take so long with seaming because after all the knitting, I don't want to mess it up with sloppy seams -- but it's SO time consuming.

Can't wait to see it all done!

musicalbutterfly said...

I love the photo of the garter edging - the colour is gorgeous, and it looks like great yarn to use! Hope the seaming goes well :)