Sunday, July 1, 2012

Ugly Sweater's Progress

I realize I didn't actually go into any detail about my Ugly Sweater and, well, here's my plan:
  • Worked in the round from the bottom up
  • Raglan 
  • V-neck
  • Cardigan (this means I'll be cutting down the center front- first time for me!)
  • Afterthought Pockets
  • Elbow Patches (to emphasize the ugliness)
  • Oversized
  • Long twisted rib for cuffs, button band done in garter stitch
And here's what it looks like so far. (Oh and now is an appropriate time as any to warn you that I'm forced to take pictures with my webcam for the next few days. Sorry.)


For the V-neck I had originally planned to knit up to the V point, and then start working back and forth. But since I'm going to cut it down the center anyways, I decided to go ahead and employ a bit of technique taken from Wool Gathering #12. (Did I ever mention I love my copy of The Opinionated Knitter, acquired at a mere $4 from my local bookstore?)

The way the technique works is you mark the center 3 stitches and, at the point where you want your V to start, you go ahead and start doing your decreases- one before and one after those center stitches every other round until you've decreased about 6 inches worth. This gives it "A pigeon-chested effect" which, upon cutting, will "fall into an elegant V."

Am I freaking MEOWING in this picture?!! What IS that face?
Anyways, you can see the decreases and that's what counts.
So I have no idea how well this is going to work out, but um...
There you have it: The Ugly Sweater is progressing.


  1. Well, at least you will be able to practice all of your technique. And it will be a great sweater for wearing around the house when it is cold!

  2. I LOVE IT! ugly is so in right now!


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