Monday, March 14, 2011

Backing up

Just a quick post today to show you the latest on my Waltham. Things are coming along. I've had to reknit a few things when I realized that I'd crossed the cables incorrectly, but that's nothing new. I have to be careful about going on autopilot because that's when I screw up.

One thing you can't see in this swatch is that I'm decreasing from the hips to the waist. I used a cool iPad app called Touch & Go Knitting to calculate the decreases. You just enter your stitch and row gauge and then use an interactive ruler to input your starting width, ending width, and required length. The software automatically calculates the decreases. So easy! I have previously used Sweater Wizard to calculate decreases for an entire sweater, but that software isn't flexible enough to let me make major revisions to waist shaping, for example. Touch & Go is perfect for quick calculations, plus it provides a buttonhole calculator, raglan shaper, sleeve calculator, electronic row counter, and more - all for only $5.99! But you have to have an iPad or iPhone to use the software.

I received several great suggestions about optimal sweater length as discussed in my previous post. I'll summarize and post the solutions in the next day or two.

BTW, thanks so much for reading! I haven't thanked you lately but it means so much to me that so many of you check out my blog. You're the best.


  1. Thanks for writing your blog. I find it very interesting and informative. And thanks for the link to TAG. I have been looking for something like that for a long time.