Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Starmore Update

It's been not quite a month since I last posted on my Starmore sweater, and I've managed to finish the second repeat of the chart!  Now it's really starting to shape up and show the overall pattern:


Total length is now 16", and width is about 40".  I haven't mentioned it before, but I'm doing a "custom size" on this sweater.  The pattern only offers 2 sizes:  finished chest measurements of 46" or 52".  When the book was published in 1996, very oversized sweaters were in vogue; now, not so much.  The chart is a 44-stitch repeat, so I took out one repeat to get my finished size down to 40".

Only 6 more rows, and then I get to start the armhole steeks.  So exciting!

14 comments:

  1. Wow, such a great design it is too! Lovely!

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  2. Fantastic patterning, Gail.
    Does your knitting fall into a rhythm while doing your colorwork?

    Steeks??? Eeeek! ! !

    hugs

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    1. Most of the time, I'm able to memorize a sequence after the first go through, and then I just count it out for the remainder of the round. But sometimes I have to follow the chart all the way across!

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  3. this is so gorgeous, love seeing the work in progress!

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  4. This is truly amazing... I don't think I could ever do something like this!
    Beautiful design and colors!

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  5. Exciting indeed! This is really gorgeous!

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  6. Wow, beautiful. Jef says he likes the colors. :)

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  7. That is too freaking epic, lol! I'd love to watch you work (like a creep lol!)

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    1. That's funny! You're not the first person who's said that either! I have considered doing a little video, but I don't really think it "looks" like anything interesting!

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  8. Thank you for all the compliments, everybody! The more I work on it, the more I love this sweater!

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  9. The thought of steeks is both terrifying and fascinating at the same time. Your Starmore is absolutely beautiful.

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