Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Central Park Hoodie - progress so far

I'm currently making a Central Park Hoodie along with some of my friends on the Crafty Threads'n'Yarns Forum and thought some progress photos would be in order!

I have also almost completed both fronts, I had hoped to show you those today too, but may have to be tomorrow now because as usual I have been sidetracked this morning. What I do want to show you though is the difference a Cast Off makes to a knit - the photo below shows how I had at first cast off on 3 alternate rows.


This photo shows how I cast off the same stitches with the help of an on-line tutorial video which has made such a difference I think to the appearance of the shoulder - thanks Jo028 for the link!!! It's still a staggered cast off, but much neater IMO.




I have edited this post to remove the links I added - someone has alerted me to the fact that they led her to an unsavoury place. This is probably my fault - it was the first time I had tried to add html links to a blog post and I probably went all wrong! I couldn't even see the links when I posted tbh even though they appeared in preview. Apologies to anyone else who may have been affected by this!

I will stay low tech for now, but if anyone should want to see the link for themselves or find out where to find it please let me know!

8 comments:

Seahorse said...

It looks great Joy! I had half an idea about altering my shoulders too but wasn't sure of the exact technicalities! I shall unpick the top few rows and do them again with the video, thanks to your example :)

LadybirdLinz said...

It's lovely Joy and those cables are to die for....lovely shade of blue too ;)

Jo028 said...

I love the colour of yours Joy. Glad to be of service for the shoulder shaping site, yours are looking very professional!

gilraen said...

Lovely Joy!

Quick knitting too. :)

dreamcatcher said...

It's looking great, and what a difference with the alternative cast-off. Could you let me know the link to the video?

blog-blethers said...

It's looking great, A ... love the close up of the 'tweediness' of the yarn. Can't wait to see it finished and modelled!

Knitbert said...

That hoodie is looking great, what a lovely colour!
It looks like we can have a KAL with the father and son socks (as soon as I have finished my hederas that is), they will be my next pair.

inukshuk71 said...

Another beautiful version of this pattern. Lucky you! I love heathered coloured yarn. It's going to be fantastic!