Nose To The Grindstone

A poor quality evening photo with artificial light

It’s only July 12th and I’m stressing myself out a bit. I keep thinking I’ve got to stay on top of my July project or July will be waning and I’ll be too far from done. I know, self imposed stress. Not good. But better than the real stresses of life so I’ll concentrate on the manufactured stress and leave the real stress to work itself out.

I don’t know if you can tell from the photo but I have put the sleeve stitches on stitch holders, added the under arm stitches and knit a few rows of the body. I’m in a zen just keep knitting section making my way to what is supposed to be waist shaping. I’m not sure what I’ll do when I get there. I’m of two minds on this. First, waist shaping gives a better silhouette and cuts down on extra fabric around the middle. That’s a good thing. But it can cause an enhancement if your waist isn’t shapely. Second, loose and flowing is so comfortable and can hide a multitude of sins. But can also look sloppy. This yarn is heavy with a lot of drape so I can see it hanging from the weight of extra fabric. I’m thinking maybe modified waist shaping might be in order. I’ve got a dozen rows or so to decide. Have you an opinion on waist shaping?


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12 Responses to Nose To The Grindstone

  1. ReginaMary says:

    I agree with you about the waist shaping. I think a little sumptin-sumptin will keep the body from becoming too baggy looking.

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  2. LDSVenus says:

    That is going to be beautiful!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kathyreeves says:

    I would try it on when you get there, and decide if you want to go full on according the pattern, or a bit less depending on what you see. Loving that color…raspberry cream!

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  4. Laura Kate says:

    I like to use a little waist shaping, just to keep the volume of knitted fabric down. I also like to widen the bottom of the sweater, so it doesn’t cling to the hips.

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  5. I know nothing about waist shaping except that mine has grown rather larger over the years. 🙂 I love this color, and this project is going so nicely.

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  6. chrisknits says:

    I one time I did it was a disaster, because I am long waited, so the shaping made things oddly shaped for my shape. I never wear that sweater! So I should just rip it out and reuse the yarn.

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  7. RebSef says:

    I really, really like the colour

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  8. Alissa Head says:

    I mostly skip waist shaping as I don’t seem to have one anymore. ☺️

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  9. Meg Hanson says:

    Pretty. I vote for some form of modified waist…not TOOO baggy but with a little shape. Good luck!

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  10. Personally, I never shape the waist on sweaters I make for me – but I have done shapely sweaters with good results for others. I’m with kathyreeves – try it on when you get there! It’s a huge advantage of top down sweaters; use it!

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  11. It is looking great so far! Maybe just a little waist shaping would be good 🙂

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  12. Stefanie says:

    Pretty color ❤️


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