Decisions decisions – please help


The Baby not-Tulip-but-Crocus sweater has been missing from the blog for a while (mainly while I knit other things that will fit babies this year rather then when they can speak) but I’ve been plugging away on it in spare moments, pretty much picking out the next colour stripe according to mood.

Sunday afternoon it looked like this:
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And after it got dark I finished off the bottom by completing the blue stripe and then adding more 1×1 rib in bright red. All I have to knit now is the sleeve (pretty straightforward, just copy the other one) and do something about the neck and front bands. The original inspiration has a few rows of moss stitch and then i-cord ties but I think that moss stitch bands would look odd given the rib on the cuffs, and I subbed the rib for the moss stitch because it was too bulky and rather rough to the touch in 4ply cotton.

So here is my question for you – so I do a ribbed neckline and ordinary cardigan button bands, ribbing and then the i-cord ties, or something totally new and original (lots of i-cord ties!). I think that size wise I’m looking at 18 months to 2 years so I worry that i-cord ties are too easily fiddled with. Let me know what you think.

Meanwhile in the “knitting for mothers” category the Monkeys are coming along nicely for the MIL and I’ve started swatching for the Quarterpint Cardigan. All this swatching and cardigan construction is bringing out the latent engineer in my husband – he has declared that “we” need a stitch dictionary so that he can check that I’m making the nicest possibly cardigan for Mum. I may be wielding the needles but structural decisions apparently need joint input.

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  • castingaway 04/03/2008 at 2:21 am

    I can’t see the picture. Is it just me?

  • Mary 04/03/2008 at 11:14 am

    I can see the picture, but then I’m perma-logged-in for flickr.

    Really Really Securely Fixed i-cord ties might be fun… I mean, the kid is going to fiddle with it no matter what so it might as well be something new and interesting.

    Engineers… I swear Steve knows every bit as much as I do about how different stitches work and so on. The only bit he doesn’t do is the actual holding the needles – part of me suspects that this is because he knows that he’s got enough distractions in his life already.