Saw this on IG and had to share so I can come back to it and remember.
Loving hard on my Hela project! 💕💗💕 One problem: this is a bottom up sweater and I prefer top down…🤔 Solution: do a provisional cast on, knit for several inches, attach sleeves onto the body and start knitting the yoke. 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 When I am done with the yoke, I take out the provisional cast on, and I can knit the body down! This way I have more control over the length and it will be easier to apply side shaping as I go. 🙌 #helacardigan #vedisjonsdottir #istex #lettlopi #alafosslopi #icelandicsweater #lopapeysa #icelandicwool
Nancy Ricci is knitting a sweater that is written to be knit from the bottom up, but she prefers top down. So she started with sleeves and a provisional cast on for the body, worked the yoke, and is now in full control of the placement of waist shaping and overall length.
I think I’d take it one step further. Use a provisional cast on for the upper sleeve, and then you’ll have full control over sleeve length, too. Karen Templer of Fringe Association wrote about it in her post here.
Brilliant plus brilliant equals 2xBrilliant! Or is that Brilliant squared?
I’d mash all this up for the next sweater. Unless it’s a third Stopover. After knitting two, I already know the length and shaping. Yes, I’m still thinking about a third one (charcoal gray with a rainbow color pops), but it wouldn’t happen until fall, if at all. Spring is just around the corner, and there are visions of shawlettes dancing in my head!
Would you go to these lengths to get your sweater just right?