My Takhi Tweed revealed its true mission. It needs to be a knitted copy of my favorite summer shirt:
I bought this top at Costco, of all places. I love the shape and I love the print, but I can't wear it in the winter. This shape of this garment would work well in knitted fabric. Lately, I've been thinking that this might be the perfect opportunity to delve into the world of designing.
What do I know about designing knitwear? Absolutely nothing! Since I know what I want the finished product to look like, I figure that it can't be impossible.
So, I made copious measurements of all parts of my shirt, drew a diagram, and took lots of notes. Then I sat down with my copy of Vogue Knitting, and made some calculations.
After a couple of hours trying to figure out the shaping of my sleeve cap, it became obvious that I needed some graph paper, and some more information. Fortunatly, I discovered this site that generates a custom-made sheet of graph paper to match my gauge.
Then there is Jenna's Knitty article, which I haven't fully digested. This will be very helpful.
So far, this has been an interesting challenge. It certainly keeps me out of trouble :-).