Calimari are like onion rings except they’re slices of squid. They are rubbery and squishy and honestly, it’s all I can think of when I pick this guy up.
You would never think it but they are arm- and neck-holes. All will become clear in the cutting! I am faced with a decision to make about the shoulders. Will I work an extra bit of shaping in the main colour only? Or will I make the shoulders square? Every fibre of my being says to put in shoulder shaping but I am a little worried that working it in the main colour will look a bit odd. Even I am not crazy enough to jump into short row shaping whilst maintaining a colour pattern. Well, maybe I am, but not today. The more I think about it, though, the more I wonder if it would look sort of nice, joining the main colour collar to the main colour sleeves. If you feel strongly one way or the other, I’d like to know! I still haven’t made up my mind.
For reasons that I cannot explain, I decided to finish up my Kidsilk Aura cardigan this morning.
I will get a modelled shot tomorrow when I have time so for now, you’ll have to be content with the buttons. The way it fastens at the front was a complete surprise but seems to work very nicely. I made overlap for the button bands a little too low so the front sections were flapping about a bit. That sort of style looks good if you’re 6’6 and can get away with wearing nothing else but the sweater and jeans, but not if you’re 5’5 like me and prefer clothes to function properly. So instead of buttoning straight down as intended, it’s doing a criss-crossy thing that holds everything in place and doesn’t flap about at all!
That’s all I have to show today because I have been mostly working on the pink and white thing. I really ought to start my dad’s jumper for Christmas because his arms are longer than there are days left before Christmas….! I have been orchestrating something at the shop that will be lots of fun and should bring a touch of excitement to some lucky knitters in the new year. All will become clear very soon!
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