2013年9月22日

[knitting] mint 薄荷






織圖 Pattern: Old Town by Carol Sunday
線材 Yarn: 小吉鋪的「琉光棉-細」群青  "Glaze Cotton-thin" bought from Jii Store
用針 Needle: JIS #2、4、5 (2.75, 3.25, and 3.5mm
期間 Time: 2013.08.11 - 2013.08.30

這件外套乍看之下覺得只是件普通的由上往下織,但細看之後才發現結構是不一樣的喔!接觸編織也5年了,日式的織久了也會疲乏,想來點新鮮的。這件不僅僅是背後的織法不同,連袖子也很特別,但也因為它特別,所以織圖也比較貴一點(台幣約215元),讓我花了一個月的時間考慮才決定敗下去。所以既然都買了,就要多織幾件來回本啊!(誤)
At the first sight, I think it is just a normal top-down cardigan.  Actually it's not, the conformation is different!  Learning knitting and crocheting for more than 5 years, sometimes I feel bored about it, so I am trying new things recently❤  Not only the construction, also the sleeve knitting way is different.  For this reason, the knitting pattern is more expensive (I think, but it is worth!), about NT 215.  I made up my mind after considering nearly one month to purchase it.


再來說說這組線。剛看到小吉鋪po上這款美線時,我都覺得快融化了!再加上有很多怒氣要宣洩,需要買線來消氣,所以等不及麻吉的回覆我就先偷跑下單了(掩面逃跑~~)。一次就敗了三種顏色:鎳灰、群青和白銀,但我還是有克制,每種顏色各買5顆而已(理直氣壯)。
Let's talk about the yarn.  I was almost melt after I see this yarn from Jii Store.  Being in angry mode for several weeks, I NEED to relax by buying yarn!  So I order it without waiting for my friends' reply ;-)  This time, I bought three different color: grey, blue-green, and silver.  5 skeins per color (I am still rational, right?)




這組線雖然有點毛毛的(不是農曆七月的那種毛="=!也不是因為過度磨擦造成的,是線送到手後就有的,從小吉鋪的產品照片上可以看出來),但織出來很有光澤,觸感也很棒,很適合織貼身的衣物。這組線的另一個特點,就是下水後顏色會變醜,但請不要擔心,等到乾了之後又是美美的啦~
The yarn is a little frizzy(?) originally, not because of rubbing, and you can find in from the photo in Jii Store.  However, it's a beautiful yarn with shine and soft touch.  It is suitable for cardigans.  Even that the shine will gone when it is wet, it will be back after it is dry.


下了水之後,織片的光澤都不見了
It is wet, and the shine is all disappeared.

在織的過程遇到的第一個難題就是尺寸。原圖用的是3.75 mm的針,大約是日規5~6號間,而這款線比較適合我的針號是日規3~4號,硬是小了人家好幾號。還好算出來的需要針數跟作者的其中一個尺寸接近,因此我就鬆了一口氣,只要換算行數就行了。第二個難題是挑針。這件就是一直挑針,左片、右片、後片都要挑!所以事先要先估算一下,不然就會一直拆。
The first problem I encountered is the size.  The author used 3.75 mm needle (about JIS #5~#6), but this yarn is suitable for me in JIS #3~#4, it's much smaller than the original...  Fortunately, the stitches I need is close with #44, so what I just have to count is the amount of rows.   The second problem is pick-up.  You have to pick up from the left front, right front, and back.  If you don't calculate in advance, you will keep ripping.

這種袖子的織法有點類似對岸的網友稱為"自帶袖"的那種,他們是用加針的方式做的,紫璇有轉貼中文的說明,原文在此,供有興趣的織友參考。我的身片上半部是用橫織的,所以我用的這種織法是一種由上往下,以引返方式來做出袖山,雖然這次我覺得還滿成功的,但如果線材屬於下水前後差異很大的類型,最好還是先細心計算。
The way I knit the sleeves is similar with "set-in sleeve."  You can find the original set-in sleeve here in English.  It's a top-down way to work out the sleeve by add stitches.  In "old town" pattern, the upper side of cardigan is knitted in horizontal, so I made it in short-row way.   I am really satisfied with it.  But please take care of that:  If the yarn you use have different gauges after washing, please calculate the stitches and rows in advance.



原作者的引返跟日式比較接近,但還是不一樣。不同點在於日式引返在換面時會做滑針,作者在這裡做的是下針,會讓針目更緊一點。但可能因為我會拉線的關係,這種方法織出來的效果我反而不滿意,所以又改回日式的作法。
 The author's short-row is really similar with Japanese style except that Japanese way do "slip" on one stitch before turning the work, and the author do "knit" instead.  That will make the stitch tighter.  I made a try and found that is't not suitable for me.  So I reknit it in Japanese way.

上圖為依原作者的引返法做的;下圖是依日式做的,妳覺得有差別嗎?
Upper  one is made according to Carol's instruction;
lower is made according to Japanese short-row.
Do you think there is any difference?


因為是由上往下織,所以比較好控制線量。在織完腋下之後,就可以先來織袖子,織到要的長度後,把袖子收編完,最後再來織那無邊無際的衣身。
One advantage of top-down work is that it is very easy to control the yarn.  After knitting the sleeve underarm, I started the sleeves first.  When I finish the sleeves, I went back to knit the endless body.



消線成功是很開心啦,但似乎短了點…
I am happy that I ran out of this yarn, but the length seems too short.....


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