March 21, 2006
To stripe or not to stripe....
It's not the best, but I think it gives a good idea. What do you think?
Thanks to Urraca for the link to the picture!
Posted by Cara at March 21, 2006 12:42 PM
Topics: Short Rows
not to stripe...defo.
Posted by: Bookish Wendy at March 21, 2006 12:56 PM
I like the striped collar slightly better but not enough to justify the pain in the ass it would be to knit. This sweater will be an achievment even without a striped collar. Go with the solid collar, get this sweater done, and then give yourself a huge pat on the back.
Posted by: Sarah at March 21, 2006 12:59 PM
I really like it without the extra striping at the neck. Whatever you choose to do, I look forward to seeing it on.
Posted by: Kristina at March 21, 2006 01:05 PM
I'm going with not to stripe. I think it looks better than the striped collar, myself. It really connects the sleeves to the rest of the sweater.
Posted by: Beth at March 21, 2006 01:07 PM
I like the solid better, too. Go for it!
Posted by: KathyB at March 21, 2006 01:12 PM
boy, am I unobservant, or what? I had to look at those pictures for quite a while before I even noticed the differences.
I say, do either - I won't notice it.
Just kidding - I like the solid one.
Posted by: christine at March 21, 2006 01:16 PM
Stripe or use another color other than the sleeve color. With the sleeve color, it looks like a shrug on top of a fabulous sweater.
Posted by: Lauren at March 21, 2006 01:18 PM
my vote is no stripe. I think it pulls together the solid sleeves perfectly. Yep...no stripe! And thats my final answer :)
Posted by: Carla at March 21, 2006 01:18 PM
I vote solid. It ties the whole thing together. It really is a lovely sweater.
Posted by: Karen at March 21, 2006 01:28 PM
I go no-stripe. It fits in with the sleeves better - IMHO.
Posted by: AmyP at March 21, 2006 01:28 PM
I think I like the solid better, too. Maybe in a different color - that could be cool.
Posted by: jillian at March 21, 2006 01:29 PM
solid gets my vote!
Posted by: Stacey at March 21, 2006 01:29 PM
I like the solid one.
Posted by: Danielle at March 21, 2006 01:29 PM
Definitely solid. The stripe is just a little too much.
Posted by: hillary at March 21, 2006 01:37 PM
I vote for "not to stripe!" :-)
Posted by: Wendy at March 21, 2006 01:37 PM
No stripe. I think it looks better with the solid color, that the smallness of the stripes in the other collar is visually distracting.
Posted by: Juno at March 21, 2006 01:52 PM
I'm voting for solid.
Posted by: Kris at March 21, 2006 01:58 PM
I'm with Lauren -- use a solid color, but not the one in the sleeves. For yours, maybe the light blue?
Posted by: amy! at March 21, 2006 02:03 PM
Do not stripe. But everyone else has already said that by now.
Posted by: Carole at March 21, 2006 02:12 PM
I say solid collar, and if you have enough, maybe consider using that pink for the collar? Maybe I'm on crack (though unlikely, can't afford it), but I think that might tie the whole thing together kinda nicely.
Posted by: Thorn at March 21, 2006 02:33 PM
I agree--the stripe doesn't make enough of a difference to be worth the aggravation.
Posted by: --Deb at March 21, 2006 02:42 PM
i like the stripe collar...however, i'd probably recommend doing it in one colour. it just ain't woth the aggrevation!
Posted by: jacqueline at March 21, 2006 02:53 PM
Go with solid - no stripe.
Posted by: Laura at March 21, 2006 02:54 PM
SOLID!!! (can we also bring that back into cool vernacular? i dig that word.)
Posted by: anne at March 21, 2006 02:57 PM
I agree with Sarah - unless you showed people the two pictures and said "my sweater could have looked like this," they would never know the solid collar was an "enhancement." I vote for keeping the "pain in the ass" factor low, man.
Posted by: Donna at March 21, 2006 03:26 PM
I much prefer the Solid (like almost everyone else...)
Posted by: melissa at March 21, 2006 03:32 PM
I agree. Solid.
Posted by: Karma at March 21, 2006 03:50 PM
Not to stripe.
Posted by: Christie at March 21, 2006 04:07 PM
Not to stripe.
p.s. the @#$% box hate last Sunday WW as well!
Posted by: Lu at March 21, 2006 04:23 PM
ops, I meant "the !@#$ box ate last Sundat WW as well" - freudian lapsus due to the fact that I hate the !@#$% box.
Posted by: Lu at March 21, 2006 04:25 PM
Boy, I like 'em both pretty much equally.
I can't wait!
Posted by: Vicki at March 21, 2006 04:46 PM
Stripe - it looks less shrug-like. And after all the work you've already put in, why not go all the way? No one else will notice, but you'll know. And you'll know.
Posted by: Theresa at March 21, 2006 04:53 PM
I like the stripe, sorry. The solid makes the stripe section look like an apron.
Posted by: Spinningfishwife at March 21, 2006 05:11 PM
I would go for the solid, though the stripes look ok. It's just a bit to much, both for the eye and for the knitting, in my opinion! :D
Can't wait to see the finished sweater!
Posted by: Emily at March 21, 2006 05:11 PM
Solid. The stripe is barely noticeable, and it sounds more trouble than it's worth.
Posted by: MJ at March 21, 2006 05:42 PM
is it just me or does that striping not seem to actually continue the body pattern at all? As for what to do, I am torn.
Posted by: Jo at March 21, 2006 06:23 PM
I'm sticking with my stripe vote.
Posted by: ann at March 21, 2006 07:23 PM
I vote easy and finished.
Posted by: Carrie K at March 21, 2006 07:36 PM
Posted by: Jess at March 21, 2006 07:38 PM
Oh, but I finally tracked down the original pic (hey! I've got that book) and the striped collar and cuffs do look sooooo cute. But matching stripes? It doesn't seem possible.
Posted by: Carrie K at March 21, 2006 07:43 PM
Not to stripe. I think it makes the sleeves look less tacked-on. And it's easier.
Posted by: naomi at March 21, 2006 08:38 PM
Posted by: Chris at March 21, 2006 09:24 PM
Posted by: valentina at March 21, 2006 09:28 PM
not to stripe. I definitely like the solid color better.
Posted by: ashley at March 21, 2006 09:30 PM
I submit a hardcore vote for NO STRIPE!
Posted by: Lara at March 22, 2006 12:10 AM
I don't know if you'll see this or not, as I seemed to have missed a day, but my vote is for not stripes. BYW, I like your choice of colors much better than the sample!
Posted by: Annie at March 22, 2006 06:11 AM
Not to stripe! Ditto with the comment on your colour choices being better.
Posted by: Abi at March 22, 2006 06:51 AM
Why not stripe all the way around? I like the no stripe, but I also agree with the person who said it looked like a shrug with the sleeves and collar the same.
Posted by: Mary de B at March 22, 2006 09:39 AM
Posted by: Ellen at March 22, 2006 10:34 AM
i vote no to the stripe. way cool sweater!
Posted by: michelle at March 23, 2006 12:31 AM
Posted by: Wendi at March 23, 2006 09:37 AM