My ski sweater has been in pieces in the crib for a month at least. Body, and two sleeves awaiting their finishing treatment.
But of course Christmas knitting came first. And then the necessary sleeve lengthening for my brother's sweater.
Now, finally, I can shove it aside no longer and I have begun the finishing process.
Step 1: Pick up and knit hem stitches.
(Patons Classic Wool).
The hem was knitted thus:
Pick up all knit stitches through back loop only
Purl one round
Knit one round
*K8, K2tog* around
Knit until 1.5"
I really like the way it turned out, with that little bit of red peeking through. The next thing I have to do is baste the line of where the sleeves end, and then locate a sewing machine I can use so I can run few lines of machine stitching before cutting big honking holes in my sweater.
The very thought still makes me nervous.
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