All But Done!

B & L Shirt Yoke Front As you can see, I've made a lot of progress, especially after I finally "got" it as to what was going on. Here's how I accomplished this: I worked the left saddle shoulder, and when I was satisfied with the length, I bound off the front half of the stitches. Then, I knit over to the right side, working the sleeve and body stitch together at each end. THEN, I bound off the front half, and continued the process, only working the back stitches together. And after that was done, I then grafted the stitches together, as you can see:

Back of B & L Sweater Closeup of Back of B & L Sweater

Yes, there's that pucker thing going on, but I suspect that should go away after I've watched and blocked the sweater. Right now I'm knitting in the hem lining. For the bottom, I have a secret message all charted out.

Ruth asked:

Where did the Hybrid pattern come from? Is it in KWoT ? What 2 patterns does it combine to cause it to be hybrid? Just curious.

Yes, it's in KWoT, as well as KA. What makes it a hybrid is that it starts out as a raglan sweater, and end as a saddle shoulder sweater. See - if I had continued the decreases started at the armpits up to where my neck meets the shoulders, I would have ended up with a raglan sweater, with that diagonal line running up to the neck. And, the saddles are very wide. Now, I must admit that I got myself a bit confused - I am actually making a shirt-yoke sweater. The difference between a hybrid and shirt-yoke sweater is that the saddles in a shirt-yoke sweater are very deep, continuing across the shoulder, whereas in a hybrid sweater, the saddles aren't deep, and you have a short of a flap-like piece running up in line with your neck. Confusing, eh? Yes, especially when people refer to both types as a hybrid sweater. I guess that's because in KWoT she refers to "Seamless Hybrid Sweater" on page 78, and then goes "oh, by the way, here's a cool way to do this by making a shirt yoke".

For a good example of a shirt-yoke sweater, see Jared's take on Flickr. As for an hybrid sweater example, look here. Of course, if you're on Ravelry, as I write this, there are 195 projects, many with photos. Clearly this is a very popular pattern, a true testament to EZ's genius (even if her directions drives us crazy sometime).

Here's two really nice interpretations - Henrietta cardigan and Oregon cardigan. I really like the shaping. I would like to have a cardigan that zips up like the Henrietta, and a deep-v shape like the Oregon. Hmm . . . how about combining both - a zippered, deep-v neck cardigan? and while I'm at it - set-in sleeves. Got to do some thinking about this.

Oh, the Job Search? The good news - I'm still getting interviews. The bad news? No job offer yet. At least I've got people interested in me.

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Ruth in Houston Author Profile Page said:

Don't worry about the interviews. They are good for the future. Sometimes it takes a company months before they get back to that 'certain person' they saw who had such and such on their resume. My brother in law was interviewed about 4 times in one year by the same company. After they hired him he asked why did they take so long and why 4 interviews.... their answer - we wanted to make sure you really wanted the job. We have had too many people take this position and then leave 6mo later. Hmmm

unionpearl Author Profile Page said:

Very impressive construction! And of course the secret message is tantalizing. Congratulations, Lola!

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