The remaining pieces of my black lace project were rather uneventful after the swatch debacle. I just quietly knit each piece between doing other little LK150 things. The shape for the body is that A-line shape that I like but with the back hemline curved down in the back, but straight across in front. I didn’t give you a blow-by-blow - wouldn’t want to seem like I was bragging to shortrow that hemline. The beauty of plain lace on the Silver Reed is, it’s just like knitting stockinette without holding position, once you have all the kinks worked out! If you need a little refresher on shortrows with the ravel cord and lace carriage, click here: https://knitwords.blogspot.com/2017/01/life-lessons.html
working on the body pieces, I was tossing around the variables for the shawl collar.
Plenty of options – the vertically-knit, ribbed one from Uptown – that’s sort of the look I’m going for but maybe not quite
so wide. The vertically knit, single bed, self-facing one from Gossamer
stockinette, no lace – it will likely boil down to how far my shiny rayon yarn
will go – there’s not a lot of it, less than 100g, but I do have a bigger cone
of the same thing in an olive green that I can experiment with – I could just
go with the same thing as was on GWC/Elvis, but I do prefer a buttoned front to
an open front.
back from the border – no sock yarn! checked my email and instead of the two day
shipping, I got 4 to 7 day shipping. Figured I may as well put some time in on
Becca. Did all the little added bands and feeling quite righteous, began the
knitting with black… the first shoulder is joined. Hung the second back
shoulder and went to put the front one on. It’s late afternoon and hard to tell
the knit side from the purl side. Gosh, darn! I realize that I’ve put the wrong
front shoulder on the first back shoulder – the armhole of the front is on the
neck side! Fudge, crud, blessed frickin’ bloody hell! It’s wine time!