In the round

By Megan Goodacre

In the round

The great thing about spreading yourself thin is that you have a lot of variety in your life. But the problem is, you feel like you're neglecting everything. So my apologies for my sluggish blog updating. There's a knitting frenzy here, as well as preparations for a group art show in August. Because I'm a web designer moonlighting as a knitting designer moonlighting as a visual artist. Or maybe I have the order wrong.

Anyways, here's a peek at another new design. (At the moment, I've got 3 in development, plus 2 for magazines. See above re: spreading thin). This was a fun project, because I didn't knit the prototype, my mom did! A new exercise for me: I wrote the pattern in full, for all sizes, then my mom tested it. We're calling it Helliwell after the provincial park on Hornby Island. There are more pictures of mom's sweater on Ravelry.

This was my first time writing a round yoke pattern. I remember knitting a round yoke pullover, late 80s maybe, an Icelandic design in Lopi, but took the construction for granted at the time. For guidance on Helliwell, I used Shirley Paden's Knitwear Design Workshop, in which she recommends raglan shaping for the base of round neck sweater designs. This does make the math a little easier, but I'm not sure how I feel about the visible raglan shaping. hmm...

Pullover in the Round

I just finished a Helliwell for me, with long sleeves, in knit picks City Tweed DK. The raglan shaping is almost invisible in that yarn. Pictures coming soon, just need to find some nice buttons.