June 19, 2010
I saw this little sweetheart and finally, I thought, here is the pattern for my Jo Sharp in Brocade. Beautiful. I plan on wearing this to the wedding of my dear friend A in the US in September, with a black retro dress.
I modifed the pattern to work it in the round, and added a selvage stitch at each end to make it easier to pick up for the button band later on. I worked 13 inches total for the body, cutting 1 inch off the ribbing length to account for my short back. I also worked the ribbing on 3.5mm needles, while the body is worked on 4mm needles. I thought that this would help to create a nice nipped in silhouette.
I’m now about to divide for the armholes, and I think it should be pretty easy to work this without even putting stitches on hold, as the cable I’m using is much longer than it needs to be. I ended on a Round 4.
47 (right side +1) – 94 (back) – 47 (left side +1)
Next row (round 1): knit to 5 stitches before marker, BO next 10 sts (removing marker), work across to 5 stitches before 2nd marker, BO next 10 sts, work to end.
This will leave me with the Left side to continue working as per the pattern, remembering the selvage stitch. I plan to finish the left side, finish the back, and then finish the front, leaving all stitches live until all pieces are worked. I will then use a 3 needle bind off to create the shoulder seams.
Hopefully it all works!