Progress has picked up on my Kayleen Pullover. I might even be finished by next weekend!
My only advice there would be to remember there are some traveling cables where you cross knits over purls. Don’t worry, it’s all included in the chart!
The back, being plain stockinette stitch, knit up in the blink of an eye.
Things got interesting when I reached the shoulders.
The pattern instructs you to shape them using short rows, rather than stepped bind-offs. But then it tells you to bind off all stitches, to be sewn later
It was a simple matter of placing the front shoulders on stitch holders until the back shoulders were knit.
With the shoulders completed I was onto the sleeves. Once again I found myself feeling rebellious.
But I detest setting in sleeves. I have sweaters languishing in a closet because I can’t face sewing the sleeves into place.
Having read “Sweater Design in Plain English” by Maggie Righetti (ask for it at your local yarn store) I was familiar with the idea of working sleeves from the top down.
I hadn’t ever attempted that technique until I knit my Tucked Pullover.
Rather than rip out my progress on this sleeve, I’ve jumped to the second sleeve. This will allow me to compare and decide which look I prefer.
Maintaining the ridge has been tricky. Eventually I figured out that I have to pick up the stitches from the wrong side. Since I’m right handed, this has the knitting traveling in what feels like the “wrong direction” or inside out.
Using a crochet hook sped up the process. Again, I’m holding the sweater with the wrong side facing me to place the seam ridge on the public side.
Wish me luck!