Just thought I would post an update on my progress on my Jaqueline Fee sweater.
Well after deciding to frog both sleeves for the 3rd time due to the bingo wing situation I finally cracked it. I did originally decide just to frog down a few rows but thought I may aswell do the lot, that way I could space the increases more evenly and the finished sleeves would look a lot neater.
The first few attempts of the sleeves I used the make 1 away increase as shown on knitting help. This increase was practically invisable to the untrained eye and was very happy with the results, but while re-knitting the sleeves the last time I thought I would try the bar increase as recomended in the JF book. I have to say I prefer the appearance of the make 1 away increase. The bar increase seems to be slightly more visible. Oh well, maybe I'll use the make 1 away on my next sweater.
I've just finished attaching the sleeves to the main body and have worked a few rows. I have got a couple more rows to work then I can start the raglan decreasing.
As there are now over 300 or so stitches on the needles I decided to use my new set of Denise interchangable needles as the chord on the fixed needle I felt was to short. I have to admit that I am finding this a little hard going due to the number of stitches and spending ages pulling the stitches around to the other side. I suppose its taking me about 40 mins or so just to knit 1 row. Im sure it well get easier when I start decreasing.
I have to say that I do prefer working with metal needles, the stitches seem to slide better however, I like the idea of being able to mix and match the needles and chords with the enise set. Does anyone know if there is another set smilar to the Denise but with metal needles??
Anyway. back to it. Thanks for listening guys and sorry to bore you all.