Zimmermania

Friday, January 26, 2007

Ribwarmer -- almost!







I'm getting there! Only two issues -- I-Cord border takes almost as long as it does to knit the darn thing! Of course, I am doing two rows -- I like the thickness ...


And ... how do I get rid of the short-row "pooching"? I plan on some heavy steam blocking, but fear I may either have to live with having boobs above my bum, or cut, unravel and graft. Anyone else have this problem? Or better yet, a solution?

2 Comments:

  • I'm so happy to see a rib warmer project. A friend and I have each made this vest. I used wool and she used an acrylic yarn. The wool vest steamed out nicely, but even with the acrylic yarn the vest seems to hang flat once you wear it. I agree that the I-cord is a bit tedious, but it adds such a nice touch. We decided that you need allow for the curved edges and handle the i-cord like you would around a corner by knitting a plain i-cord row without attaching every so often to make it lie flat. Hope this makes sense.

    By Blogger Marty, at 9:09 AM  

  • thanks for sharing the tip and the problem. i was looking at mine and it is the same way. i thought maybe it was related to gravity...

    and i like the double i-cord, too!

    lovely!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:19 PM  

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