27 May 2006
Then I embarked on Elizabeth Zimmerman's seamless sweater, for the first time. I used a chunky grey Norwegian 100% wool that I bought in Moscow, and added some waist and bust shaping. Raglan sleeves, and my name and date knitted into the hem in Cyrillic, though unfortunately the only scrap yarn I had handy to do this in wasn't contrasty enough, and it's very difficult to read. Here's the whole sweater, the bust shaping (short rows) and side shaping (paired decrs and incrs, which made the sides sort of point down, but not so much as to look ridiculous, I hope - but next time I'll just spread the decrs and incrs evenly around the whole body), and the hem with its nearly invisible message.