I've managed to be fairly consistent for the last month. I try to do 4 rows a day; some days I don't have time to pick it up, other days I work 8 rows. Starting immediately from the top of the sleeve, there are 2 stitches decreased every 4th row, so it gets quicker as I go along. I'd say I'm about half way done with the first sleeve now.
This morning it was nice and sunny, so I took some update pictures.
|Body + sleeve from the back|
|Sleeve; the entire body has been steamed, but the sleeve has not.|
|Uncut steek on the other side|
|Cut steek from the inside|
|Close-up of cut steek: because Shetland yarn is "sticky" it doesn't unravel.|
|Body fabric from the wrong side - still very pretty!|
|Close-up of floats. I (almost) never float across more than 3 stitches.|
|Front neck steek|
|Body + sleeve from the front|
Now that this piece is looking more sweater-like, I'm getting excited to finish and wear it. I really want to have it done for this winter, so I'm trying to keep up my momentum.
I'm thinking about doing a video on 2-color stranded knitting. Anybody interested in seeing that? I'll warn you that my method is to hold one color in each hand, so it works best for those who are comfortable with both English and Continental knitting.