Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Last post, I mentioned how my sweater-in-progress and I had hit a stalemate. Well today, I broke it! I finally (freakin' finally) figured out how to finish off the sleeves!

I had planned to finish the sleeves off with a 1/1 ribbing but I didn't like how it looked, so I frogged it. I tried a couple of other things and then gave up for a bit to noodle on it some more. Today, I had something else I wanted to try and, lo and behold, it worked!

My solution? Double knitting!

I Win!

I did [Round 1: *Knit, slip* around; Round 2: *Slip, purl* around] seven times, creating two layers of fabric which I then grafted together. I love it! When it stretches out (when the sweater is put on) it creates a nice almost-ribbing look that differentiates from the stockinette sleeve but it looks a lot neater than the ribbing. It still needs a good blocking to even out the stitches, but I'm so happy that I have a solution!

One sleeve is all one and I'm half way through finishing off the cuff of the second sleeve. Then blocking, hemming, sewing in the ends and then WEARING! Whee!


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