Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Questions about finishing the body of the sweater
Hi everyone! I took a break from working on this sweater for a little while, the cabling at the end of the body was really getting to me, and now I have picked it up again and have almost finished the body. I am at a point where I have some decisions to make that will determine the look of the sweater. I am making the 36" size, and I started the side body cabling sectioning where indicated and where I thought it looked nice. However, these side cables are out of sync with the main diamond cable, and so when I finish my last diamond cable the secondary cables will not end at the same time. I've been looking at the pattern pictures, and it looks like this didn't happen in the pattern either, and that these outer cables were just k3 straight down to the bottom. I am thinking of doing that, ending the mini-cables after their last crossing and then doing k3 each time I pass them to the finish, which will end up being about 6 rows, I think. Did anyone else come across this same issue? Did you use this solution, or did you just keep with the cabling and not worry that it didn't end at a point? Or did anyone come up with a cooler solution to this problem? I can't remember if this whole issue was posted earlier, and if so, I apologize for bringing it up again without first searching through the archives. Any advice anyone has would be appreciated. Once I finish the body, I will post a picture of how cables and things turned out.
Posted by Trudy at 7:28 AM