Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Up to my Neck
Pattern: White Gansey by Beth Brown-Reinsel
Yarn: Elizabeth Lavold Silky wool
Needles: Size 0 for ribbing, Addi Turbos Size 2 for body
Guage 6 st/in and 9 rw/in
I finished the neckline. The one pattern alteration I made: instead of a rolled neckline, I did 6 rows (3 ridges) of garter stitch. I used the "Russian bind off" by purling one stitch, *placing it on the left needle and P2 togther* to the end. I'm very pleased with it. I think it might have been even better to stop at two ridges, as it would have mirrored the pattern division in the body.
Also, I slipped the first stitch of every row on the upper body sections. I think it made picking up the sleeve stitches a little easier.