Monday, October 15, 2007

just starting

Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I am using Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool in Woad (a really nice denim blue). I will be making the smallest size. It will be a Christmas present for my best friend (the lucky girl!).

I am already planning some mods - narrower sleeve cuffs and extra decreases/increases because she's got a tiny waist.

My circ needles arrived today so I should be swatching soon. I can't wait to start knitting!


Katie said...

That's a great idea to make the sleeves smaller. I'm knitting the smallest size, too, but am just about 6 inches up the body so far.

Please do post your technique on the sleeves - I'd love to know how many stitches to start with and when to increase. I'm pretty new to knitting so I'm unsure about all that stuff right now.

Dotty said...

I haven't read the instructions for the sleeves but there are 2 basic methods that I'd use - knitting on smaller circs and then moving to larger needles OR casting on fewer sts and doing more increases. It really depends on how narrow I want to make the cuff.