I just wanted to knit something simple to use up the leftovers so created the pattern for this cap sleeved top using Knitware.
It was originally going to be all over horizontal stripes but I changed my mind and decided to give the intarsia carriage an airing and came up with this instead. The intarsia carriage rarely sees the light of day so I thought it was about time it did some work.
I knitted the back first then joined the front as I knitted it using the sew as you go method as far as the armhole shaping. The more I do sew as you go, the more I like it. I loathe and detest sewing things up, even with the Hague linker, so anything that saves me having to do that is good as far as I’m concerned. I joined the shoulders on the knitting machine so the only sewing up I had to was the edges of all the ribbed parts – waist, neckline and armbands.
My transfer carriage has decided it doesn’t want to play anymore and now drops more stitches than it transfers so I have been getting some practice in at transferring stitches with the shadow lace tool. It is a lot quicker than using the double ended bodkin as it can transfer 20 stitches at a time. Well, most of the time it’s quicker until you get a bit cocky and try to do it too fast and open it’s jaws before you’ve flipped the stitches to the other side and they fall off. No new swear words were invented but a lot of old ones were revived.