Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Stalking the postman

Hi everyone!
I can't wait for the mail to get here. I called a dozen places yesterday and was able to locate someone who had everything in stock! I ordered the kit immediately and I can't wait for the mail to get here :) Meanwhile, I'll just keep drooling over all of the lovely wip's. Knit on! And please post more pics. BTW...I've been checking out the cast on edges in the photos...does anyone have any suggestions for casting on for the corrugated ribbing? I have read that a firmer cast on is desired so as not to have the curling or "ruffly" look at the edge. Any ideas?

2 comments:

Leah M said...

I was poring over the pictures and although I haven't started, I think I will work the ribbing as standard k1p1 ribbing. If you look closely at the picture of the front, the ribbing does flare a bit in the front and at the model's left shoulder. That might be because the model is smaller than the sweater Eunny knit. However, the only other recommendation I know of is the twisted German cast-on. I may try it on a sample of corrugated ribbing to see out if it works out. Oh, and my kit is in the mail TODAY! Yeah

sitsipknit said...

Thanks Leah! Last night when I was at my LYS, someone else also mentioned that she used the twisted German cast on. By luck, I met a fellow knitter there who happened to wear her AR last week . I got to poke her brain for a little while! And this morning I was reading a blog all about fair isle knitting, there it was again - the twisted German cast on is the preferred way of casting on for corrugated ribbing since it negates the curling of the edge.