More Summer Knittting
After the tragedy of my Lotus Blossom tank, I stared a new knit, Sahara. For Sahara I am using Cotton Fleece that was given to me by K. I am knitting it at a looser gauge than I did with Lotus (5 st to an inch instead of 5.5). This makes a more drapey fabric which is also softer. Sahara is my first top down sweater. I intend to add additional waist shaping to this sweater. The pattern calls for several inches of bust negative ease, so I assume that the whole sweater should have some negative ease, but the waist area ends up being slightly larger than my waist, so, I am going to try to make the waist have 0 ease, or do you think I should build in some negative ease to allow for the tendency of cotton to stretch? I hate the idea of something pulling around my stomach, but I do want a fitting garment. I am about to start the waist shaping now, so opinions would be greatly appreciated.
To end on an up note, I bought another skein of Candy Apple Cotton Fleece, and while it is a different dye lot, the color is close enough that I don't think it is obvious that there is a color difference. I finished Lotus Blossom but haven't taken a FO shot yet.