Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Twisty Neck

Blah Blah Black Yarn

Pattern: With-a-Twist Turtleneck from The Purl Stitch, size small
Yarn: ggh Goa in black
Needles: US sizes 9 and 10.5
Recipient: A real paying customer!
Modifications: I lengthened the torso by an inch because the customer said that she "didn't want her belly showing." I wouldn't want my belly showing either. And of course, I did a 3-needle bind off on the shoulder seams.
Comments: A straight-forward knit, except for the collar. The collar is a mobius that is knit flat and sewn together in a loop. Then, the collar is sewn onto the neckline. Sewing a curvy, twisty collar on a flat neckline is not easy or intuitive. I futzed with it quite a bit and redid it a couple of times before I decided to call it done. Sorry for the bad photos, black is not easy to photograph--even with a flash!

Twist and Shout!


grumperina said...

That came out great, and what an interesting neckline!

amylovie said...

What did you think of the Goa?

Way to go on your first commission!


Agnes said...

The photos came out fine, I think. The neckline is interesting indeed ... unusual. I wonder if it would be comfortable to wear.
How did it feel to be paid for knitting? Just wondering. ;)

Jennifer said...

Very interesting neckline. Nice work!

(Nice to get paid for it too!)

Cordelia said...

Huh. That's really cool. A mobius neck.
Nice job, of course!

Rachel said...

Well, Speedy Gonzalez, I will put aside my annoyance that you can crank out a full adult-sized finished object in the same amount of time that it takes me to knit one cuff on one sleeve of a baby sweater to tell you that I think it looks great! The neckline looks really smooth and professional -- what a cool design feature!

Laura said...

Congratulations on a job really well done! I'm sure your customer will be thrilled!

goodkarma said...

That is such a cute top. The collar is very interesting... it looks so perfect that I would have never known that it took so much futzing to get it just right. Lucky customer!

knit chick said...

That turned out great. You really are a quick knitter!