Tuesday, February 12, 2008

What a struggle on the neck for Fulmar. I've not had this much trouble before but usually neck ribs are knit up from the body on live stitches. This is being done FLAK style so I'm picking up the stitches from cast on edges. First photo is the neck as originally knit in K1b,P1 rib which of course spiraled when knit in the round.

Annie Maloney just posted an informative post on the "Annie Maloney & Friends" Ravelry group about neckbands. I ripped the neck and sectioned it off by cable count and then ripped it again.

Now I'm at the point of wanting to rip again. See the last photo which shows where you can really see the line of picked up stitches and the attempt to add cables into the neck rib. I don't like the visual stop where the body goes to the rib. I'm beginning to think of a sewn on cable round like on Starmore's St. Brigid but wonder if that would be too heavy. At least I have enough of the Wendy Guernsey yarn that when all this ripping disintegrates the neck yarn I have enough for new yarn.


Anonymous said...

Aaagh! Remember the days when we just lived with it? Well, at least I did. Now we are such perfectionists and our work is in the public domain :D Don't worry Anne, you will find a neck to please you. I think the St. Brigid idea is a great one - looking forward to seeing how this comes out.

junie said...

I will try again to leave a comment. I love the color and cabling is wonderful. I had an idea for a 'fix' but it wasn't a very good one. I think you will get it all squared around and it will be lovely. The color is just wonderful for you. I have forgotten what color that is. I am off to check your archives.

Keep us all posted.

Terry & Jonesy said...

I've been keeping up with the list discussions of these neck bands and am waiting to see what you do! The heavy cabling is a real set up for a problem isn't it? But the sweater is BEAUTIFUL!

Terry - SailingKnitter

Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

I have had Fulmar on my to-do list for simply ages and now I'm getting a trifle nervous. This Szabo technique - you're sure it's simpler?