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Online Craft Club Show and Tell #29

Well, how are are you? I’m a busy bee as you know if you’ve been looking at my pictures. I’ve not been knitting as much as I usually do, because so much else has been going on. However, I am through with the body on Skimmer! It looks like this:

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I don’t know why I thought holding it up against me would make a good picture, but there it is, nonetheless.

So! If you are knitting along with me, we are ready to make the boobs. We are going to short row those, kinda like Mariposa. If you have made this sweater as form fitting as I said originally, you will definitely be needing some short row-age. I don’t think you’ll be able to get anything beyond a wannabe-A in there without them. Our sweater isn’t adjustable so we are going to have to build more than just darts. We actually have to build a <>, and so we will use 2 times the rows that the pattern recommends, and start from middle.

Go ahead and divide the sweater front front and back, work an inch past the middle front, wrap and turn, and work 2 inches, wrap and turn, work an inch past the first wrap (picking up the old wrap as you go) and wrap and turn. Work back to an inch past the second wrap (picking up the wrap as you go). Continue in this way,

4 rows for an A
8 rows for a B
12 rows for a C
16 rows for a D
and 20 rows for a DD

If you are bigger than a DD, you’ve already been doing this kind of math and probably don’t need my help. These numbers are based on worsted gauge, so if you are using something else, adjust accordingly. That completes the \__/ and now we just go back the other way for the /–\ (dang my inability to just reach out and DRAW a shape on the internets!). So instead of going wider and wider, we’ll go an inch less with each row. When you get to that pivot row, you won’t be able to pick up the wraps anymore, obviously, so well pick them up on the next pass. Also, as you pass that row, you should start seeing a bra shape form in the sweater.

Ok, I think I have sufficiently muddied the waters for ya! If you are indeed knitting along and you don’t understand what I have said, please, please, PLEASE! leave a question in the comments. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Also, next week, I will try to post some closeups of my work so you can have a look at what should be happening.

Here’s how to play:

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!

I want to thank the kind folks at Powerful Signal for sponsoring the Club this week, where you can pick up a cell phone repeater should you need one.
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