Saturday, January 31, 2009

As Promised

Here, then, as promised are pictures of Fulmar.

The front:

Close-up of some cables:

Close-up of the welt:

I cannot say I am particularly impressed with the pattern transition from welt to body. It doesn't exactly flow - the one stops; the other starts. I would have thought Ms Starmore might have given this kind of design issue some thought considering she is so very precious about her work -remember all that performance about people being told off for mentioning her name in their Ebay auctions? There's an article from the Seattle Times if you are faintly interested. Personally, I'd rather be knitting. I wonder if one of these is winging its way to me, even as I type?

The back is also finished and looks remarkably similar to the front. I have started the one sleeve:

The going is extremely slow (but slightly faster now I've got the hang of making cables without recourse to a cable needle) because, in order to get the correct gauge, I find myself using 2.5mm needles. I am, in effect, knitting an Aran jumper on sock needles. What possessed me? Why do I put myself through it? It is a beautiful pattern. What can I say?

This is last week's back field, taken by #1 daughter, who is quite handy with a camera:

We are threatened with snow on Monday and if that comes to pass, I'll certainly give you a picture.


Laritza said...

Very nice Fulmar. I had the same problem with not liking the transition between the ribbing and the body. So I modified it and made it match. It took some math and increasing and even decreasing at the transition point but I think it looks a lot better. I wrote about it here:

Scroll down towards the bottom of the post.

Kat said...

Blimey! Just read the links, when did knitting stop being about community and start being political!

Annie said...

Totally awesome knitting there

allisonmariecat said...

Gorgeous sweater, though I see what you mean about not matching. I just did a simple cable for the first time, and I can't believe how fun it was. I have plans for more!

Heh. Let us hope your blog has flown under the radar of She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.