Sunday, March 11, 2012
The three-needle bind off did what it was supposed to do - helped define the upper edge of the triangles. I'd pictured it either this way, or grafted so the top would just flow into the entrelac. I don't have great visualization skills, but this time it worked the way I wanted it to. If it had been a sweater, with just one row of green at the hem, I wouldn't have wanted the join to show. In fact, I wouldn't have worked it as separate pieces. D'oh.
Sleeves to go, and then the hem. The crochet strip will be folded under for the hem facing. I don't think it will be enough to take out all the pull of the entrelac, but hopefully it will calm it down some.
There were no comments on the last wip-shot, so I assume you were all being kind. I'm aware this is a "slightly frumpy" looking design, and the "slightly" is being erased as it goes along. My original mind-image was a medieval gown look, with the top flowing seamlessly into the entrelac, and a slightly a-line skirt, created by increasing the squares on each row.
Which this might have had a chance of becoming - in a slimmer size, for a taller woman. However, hopefully it will serve Mom as a housedress. It was never intended for outside wear, as Mom now wears only pants out in public. She is very fortunate that I've never felt the desire to knit pants.