Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I finally started working on Tess last weekend. Tess is the slayer of Cressida. That is, I'm frogging what I have of Cressida to harvest enough yarn for Tess. I just decided that Cressida was maybe a little too funky and I'd get more use out of Tess. Also, I obviously haven't cared enough about her to pick her up in the past year.

So, here is Tess. The beauty who graces the cover of Martin Storey's Classic Woman.

Martin says I should knit three pieces: two fronts and a back. I say: Nay! I am knitting it in one piece! I will not make a sacrifice to the finishing gods today!


  1. Good for you! Screw seaming! And let us know how it goes - I'm considering the same thing myself with another piece and would appreciate any insight.

  2. I actually did a lot of math and trial and error on this one. I plan to post on it soon (though I am horribly behind on posting)!

    The most important thing to remember is that you need to eliminate the selvage stitches since you won't be seaming. So, you'll probably want to CO 4 less stitches and be sure to modify the rest of the instructions to eliminate those edge stitches!