Changed my mind (again)

I had all intentions of starting my Malin over using the FLAK method (Follow the Leader Aran Knit – a specific method of knitting a sweater from the top-down.)  I made the saddle shoulders, which is the first step, then cast on for the back of the neck and started another swatch for the central panel cable to see if I could both knit it upside down and still have the little loops look like they flow under the cable.  I worked on this swatch for a day and a half before saying Uncle!!  I just could not get the modifications to work. And so . . .  Good thing I didn’t rip out my knitting!  New day, new attitude.

What I didn’t like most about it was how huge and barrel-like it became after I added those side panels.  I decided to rip back to the underarms, remove the panels, and see if I could work with the body.  I basted the front and back together and tried it on.

It fits!  All those cables stretch sideways and it works.  Whew! I was being really “knit-picky” with my other complaints.  I’ll blame my bad attitude on you-know-what.

Okay, so I’ll finish the back and front (stopping in the right place this time), sew on the saddles, sew up the side seams (which, really!  They’re at my sides.  I can live with the seam.), and knit the sleeves top-down following By Gum, By Golly’s tutorial.  The sleeves don’t have that central panel; they only have my favorite rope cable and a couple other simple ones.


About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper and wool, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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1 Response to Changed my mind (again)

  1. Theresa says:

    Cool Beans Evelyn! I’m glad you didn’t give up and tried again the next day! It looks like it’s coming along nicely! So happy it fits and you can complete it! 🙂

    P.S. Thank you so much for the sweet Birthday card! I love it! HUGS!

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