I’m making progress on my Gola test knit for Laura Nelkin, and continuing to enjoy knitting this design.
I’m now finished with the body and both sleeves, and have started on the garter stitch sides:
I fiddled with where the decreases occur along the bottom because of how I altered the pattern. Laura had them up along the edge of her colorwork border, but since I did a vertical rather than horizontal, they looked a little strange more deeply in the . So, I moved them down closer to the bottom edge, which is rolling despite the knitted-on i-cord edge. We’ll see how it blocks out. I figure if it continues to roll, I’ll add an additional i-cord edge detail along the bottom in one of the colors (depending on what I have left) and perhaps an additional i-cord edge around the neck to match.
One of my decisions about how to do the sides was made for me, as I ran out of the brown “Kestrel” I used for the body (I even had to take out my swatches to get enough to finish the sleeve).
So, one side (on the right in the above photo) is being knit in Chipotle. The other side I haven’t decided on yet ~ Dance the Orange, or Scrimshaw? I’m leaning towards Dance the Orange. Don’t think I’ll do it striped after all. Time will tell. I’m not there yet.