End of the semester, so it's high time that I submit my NEWT, since I finished it over two months ago now! Original pictures were no good, and with out holidays, I never remembered to take better pictures and submit. Until now, that is!
NEWT Subject: Arithmancy
Project Name: Fitted, knitted sweater
Project Page Link (if available): http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435361
For the layman, knitting probably doesn't relate to arithmetic, but boy, is that wrong! If your gauge doesn't match the pattern gauge and your measurements are all over the place (S shoulders, XXL-3XL bust, L waist, XL hips) then you'll have to make some serious calculations for the adjustments, if you want your garment to fit nicely. If you don't do the math, you'll end up with clothes for someone other than the intended wearer! I produced 5 pages of A5 paper with calculations and alterations and sketches to make sure that this time around, a sweater knitted for myself would not end up in the hands of a differently shaped friend. And whaddayaknow, it worked: I've got a nice, fitted sweater to keep me warm when summer's over. It's a bit baggier in the waist-area of my back than I would have preferred, but it's still a good fit.