Casting on Lily


This entry has also been posted at the Create Along.

I've cast on and begun knitting Lily. As with almost everything I design, I start off with a provisional cast-on.

Working the waistband last gives me a chance to see how the proportions of the piece really fit me and find the best way to accent the look. The only time this can be a poor choice for me is when I want to work a knitted hem. In this case, with the lace, a knitted hem is probably not going to work, since it will show through the holes in the design, so I can feel comfortable proceeding with the provisional cast on.

I worked the bottom of the piece separately until I had worked enough rows to complete 2 repeats. Then I joined the two and am working them in the round. This will create little vents at the base of the piece.

While I originally planned to knit the sleeves separately and sew them in, I'm considering doing the garment entirely seamlessly so that I can be sure the motifs will align perfectly at the raglan. I've also decided that 3/4 length sleeves may suit the length of the garment better. While my sketch was originally for a tunic length piece, I really don't ever wear tunics, so I've shortened it to be about 5" below the waist. I should point out that I'm VERY long waisted so this may actually look a little more cropped on me than it would on other people of the same height.


so that's where my share of waist went! i'm extremely short-waisted (to the tune of 2 1/2 inches between the bottom of my ribs and top of my hipbones!) so, when the hiphugger jeans came in, i was in 7th heaven. THOSE pants fit me right. now i just gotta lose weight so i can get back into them

Hello Marnie,

Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you posting your creative process.
I have been visiting your site for quite some time now and I thoroughly enjoy it.

Much thanks and you really inspire me!

I am really enjoying watching the design process through your eyes, and I am very much looking forward to seeing this garment when complete, it's going to be stunning!

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