23 April, 2007

Where are my peonies?

Okay, it's three months later and this is the state of my peony border:


It's pathetic. I guess this kills my chances of having this done before winter was over, now that it seems I can finally stop wearing long johns. (I am still however, wearing a thick Fana wool sweater as I am typing this.) Wonder if I should start on the cotton camisole for summer now or keep on trucking with this.

I am including a shot the back of my sleeve to show the increases in pattern.



I usually draw in the increases on my pattern just where I can, like on the flower pattern, and then I eyeball the rest, but see comment from Kathy for a more thorough solution.



Also, on the Hisdal patterns I have looked at, there is no indicator for where to start your pattern on the sleeve. You just have to do a little counting to place the pattern in the center of the sleeve. Another good reason for drawing on the pattern. Not a big deal though, sometimes it's nice to engage the brain.

It's been so long since I posted, I had almost forgotten how to do it!

14 comments:

  1. The brocade leaves sleeve looks great. The increases in pattern are turning out very nicely. You'll be done sooner than you think!

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  2. It's gorgeous!

    Somehow, I find it easier to decrease in pattern than to increase. I do the same thing you did but had to print the repeat a couple of times to get the whole length of the sleeve for Kashmir.

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  3. Hege....absolutely amazing. So very beautiful and completely charming the increases on the arm.

    You know, I check every day for a post and the two days that I don't?

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  4. I love the way it looks like the leaves are growing out of the sleeve. It's all just too gorgeous for words!

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  5. My gosh, this is so very beautiful! The increases turn out so perfectly indeed!

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  6. I love the colors in this pattern. This sweater/cardigan is going to look amazing!

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  7. I *love* that sweater!

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  8. wow! that is beautiful.

    and i, too, go a few days without checking and wham bam posting ma'am!

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  9. Hei Hege, jeg holder også på å strikke denne, du er kommet et stykke lenger ser jeg. Lykke til videre, hilsen strikkegal siddis i Houston, TX

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  10. Gosh, that is amazing knitting. I am planning on doing some fair isle knitting but I don't think it will be as superb as that!!

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  11. I love the way those increases look!

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  12. Your color work is absolutely beautiful -- keep going!!

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  13. Very, very belated comment but the sleeve is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and and the designs and oh can't really articulate how much I love it. One day I will brave myself to knit one. :)

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  14. Fantastic! The color choices and the knitting are fabulous!

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