FLAK – Part 5 Completed

The reason for my silence on Blogger? My laptop has died. The screen is no longer whiting out, the mouse is no longer getting hung up, it simply went black and died. So, I am back on the archaic computer in our study that is as sloooooooow as molasses. It simply does not inspire me to blog. The laptop will be shipped once again to Compaq.


On the knitting front, I have finished Part 5, the front, of my FLAK. I modified the sleeve length twice, starting with 8″ and ending with 9-1/2″. After reading the FLAK message board, studying Aran sweaters in books and finally, seeing that the FLAK sleeve length poll had the most popular length being 9″, I settled with 9-1/2. After all, I would rather it be slightly loose than too snug. After adding additional rows to the FRONT, I had to turn the sweater around and add the same rows to the BACK. These were my before-learning-how-to-ladder-down rows and I ended up spending a few more days fixing incorrect cables. Some were too far down to fix. Too far in my opinion at least……this sweater is a learning project for me.

This cable spaying of my two wave cables on the front neck is of concern to me. Several knitters have posted on the FLAK message board that it will be fine when the neck stitches are picked up. I hope that holds true to my sweater!

6 Comments on “FLAK – Part 5 Completed

  1. Your FLAK is comming along nicely. I can’t wait to see your finished sweater…

  2. That is beautiful. I so want to make one but will admit that I am a little hesitant to start such a large project. I think I am intimidated by it because it looks so fancy but I know it is just basically knits and purls. Hope your laptop returns quickly. I hate slow computers.

  3. I think your sweater is beautiful and no one else will ever know it is a learning experience. One question – it looks like you are knitting it top down from the neck, both sides at the same time. Is that right? and why are you doing it that way? I thought FLAK was the name of the pattern or is that the method of knitting?

  4. Your FLAK is just beautiful – gorgeous cabling! In my Must Have Cardigan the cables did that weird thing around the neck too, but it looked fine after the edge stitches were picked up…I’m sure yours will be wonderful. Can’t wait to see your Shedir in Jaeger Matchmaker…I just started decreasing for the crown on mine.(I only did 4 repeats of the main pattern)

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